We are pleased to announce Simpson and Vail Distributors of Brookfield CT now carrying our full line of shortbread and brownies.

Here’s a wonderful unsolicited review from our friends at M.R. Designs and Gifts:

OOOOOhhhhh, YEAH! This product is absolutely awesome.

Silk Shortbread (S&B Gourmet Foods, LLC, Phoenix, AZ) was founded with a mission to bring the classic flavor of an old family shortbread recipe to be enjoyed as they are in the quaint tea rooms of the UK. They succeed with a delicate and rich flavor thanks to a very short list of quality ingredients (free of preservatives); plus the cookies pair beautifully with our favorite teas and coffees. They bake, hand cut and package all of their cookies right here in Phoenix.

We’ve carried the delectably incredible, sinfully crave-able, Silk Shortbread cookies for quite some time, reveling in the Cherry Almond and Classic Butter cookie recipes.

Silk Shortbread Cookies and Shortbread Brownies

So, how could one possibly make our most favoritist shortbread cookies ever even better? Uh, top it with a rich chocolate brownie, duh! Oh, and you want a gluten-free version? No prob!

Yes, you read that right. They’ve created an original and a gluten-free version. And unbelievably, the Gluten-Free Gourmet Shortbread Brownie, made using oat and rice flour, is THE BEST gluten-free baked product I have ever tasted. Even my non-GF taste testers agree…

Read the full post here.

Dear Jean, I wandered into a shop in Sedona and purchased a small box of your shorties. Expecting to taste a normal, run of the highlands shortbread…. I was in for a surprise. Oh my word, they are melt in your mouth heavenly. I loved shortbread cookies and have tried them all…none come close to the deliciousness of yours.
In the middle of the night I polished off the entire box. I have never been before a closet snacker but I couldn’t leave them alone. Once people taste the true thing like yours they’ll never eat any other kind.
I’m in trouble now… Liz D.

We are happy to announce AJ’S Fine Foods just placed orders in 11 stores for the full line of Silk Shortbread products to include the Tea Mates (all flavors), The Gift Box, Single Bars, Tins and Xmas Ornament Box.

Shortbread is a type of unleavened biscuit (cookie) which is traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts oatmeal flour. The use of plain white (wheat) flour is common today, and other ingredients like groundrice or cornflour are sometimes added to alter the texture. Also, modern recipes often deviate from the pure three ingredients by splitting the sugar portion into equal parts granulated sugar and powdered sugar and many further add a portion of salt.

Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture (from an old meaning of the word short). The cause of this texture is its high fat content, provided by the butter. The short or crumbly texture is a result of the fact that the fat inhibits the formation of long protein (gluten) strands. The related word “shortening” refers to any fat that may be added to produce a short (crumbly) texture.[1]

Shortbread is different from shortcake, which can be similar to shortbread, but which can be made using vegetable fat instead of butter and always uses a chemical leavening agent such as baking powder, which gives it a different texture.

Shortbread biscuits are often associated with normal egg-based biscuits, but they hold their shape under pressure, making them ideal for packed meals.

Read More About Shortbread from Wikipedia

Founder and Pastry Chef, Jean Silk, founded Silk Shortbread with a mission to bring the classic flavor of shortbread cookies to the United States to be enjoyed as they are in the regions such as the United Kingdom.  Silk Shortbread cookies are a remembrance of tea time in the quaint bakeries and antique tea rooms found in the United Kingdom, Australia and India. Jean’s passion for the simple delectableness of the cookie was inspired by her time spent living and working in London in the early 1970’s where shortbread cookies are a teatime staple.