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A consumer’s evaluation to the founder

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

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.

Silk Shortbread in AJ’s Fine Foods, Phoenix Metro Area

Monday, August 13th, 2012

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.

What is Shortbread?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

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

About Silk Shortbread

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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.