Posted Monday, March 17 2014 by Categories: News

If you’re looking for a delicious sweet biscuit to serve on St Patrick’s Day, we can highly recommend shortbread.

Although shortbread is generally thought of as a Scottish delicacy, it isn’t just the speciality of the Scots – shortbread has been a baking staple throughout the British Isles for centuries, and shortbread cookies are particularly popular in north America too.

Not only that, St Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland, was actually thought to have been born near Dumbarton in the west of Scotland, so shortbread really is the ideal partner to serve with a classic Irish Coffee.

If you fancy making a batch of shortbread shamrocks to help your celebrations go with a swing, we’d recommend trying Paul Hollywood’s recipe for classic shortbread.recipe-image-legacy-id--924451_11

Roll & cut the buttery shortbread into shamrocks then bake and finish with a drizzle of emerald green icing or sprinkles –  delicious.

There are also lots of great St Patrick’s day recipes to be found on the BBC Good Food website, including some very cute black velvet baby cakes, combining chocolate & Guinness and even a splash of champagne in the frosting – now that’s a real celebration cake to be sure!

However you choose to celebrate, we hope you have a great St Patrick’s day, from all the team at Dean’s!

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