O my Luve's like a lemon shortbread

It felt wrong to bake anything other than shortbread to take to a Burns Night supper, and so here we are!

I started by making the dough from Felicity Cloake's perfect shortbread recipe but added the zest of a large lemon to the mix. As shortbread is so buttery it makes a very soft dough so I chilled this in the fridge for 15 minutes before shaping into simple circles. As the key to good shortbread is not overworking the dough, I then put the biscuits into the fridge for another 30 minutes in the fridge before doing anything else:

Shortbread ahead

Shortbread ahead

After half an hour baking at 150 degrees, I took them out to cool and sprinkled with a little demerera sugar. Hopefully they'll go down well with the cranachan tonight! 

Yeah, I didn't know what cranachan was either.