Scottish Shortbread Cookies- Ingerdient 'ground Rice' ??

Decorating By lizamlin Updated 30 Jan 2009 , 2:00am by xstitcher

lizamlin Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 12:44pm
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Is this a common ingredient I've never heard of? Where can I find it? Do you think if I put Panko in my blender and ground it that might work, too? Help icon_smile.gif TIA

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Callyssa Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 1:35pm
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Ohhh.....I've never heard of that before, but I know you can buy 'Rice Flour' at health food stores. Maybe that's what their talking about? Try a google search for Scottish shortbread ground rice and see what comes up. Google is my best friend!! icon_smile.gif

vickymacd Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 1:40pm
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As I live and breathe Scottish foods, I have never heard of putting that into shortbread. I've used rice flour before but it's not necessary.

Use regular flour.
Do NOT use Panko. Panko are breadcrumbs ground fine.

Vicky MacDonald

eatdessert1st Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 1:40pm
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It's gotta mean rice flour. I've picked it up in the Spanish food section at Walmart. Makes a very nice shortbread cookie! It comes in a little box.

miss_sweetstory Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 1:43pm
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It's Rice Flour (called my neighbor, from Scotland to check)

MikeRowesHunny Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 1:47pm
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Do you guys have semolina? This can also be used instead (and is a very traditional ingredient in Scottish shortbread).

saracupcake Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 1:50pm
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Hi, it isn't a common ingredient here in Scotland, I have seen it in shortbread recipies as well as semolina and cornflour, all of which can be used to replace some of the flour. You can buy it in the supermarket here but it is in the speciality food section. It's made by milling rice in a similar way that wheat is milled so I don't think your blender would do it. My gran taught me to make shortbread and it just has sugar, butter and flour in it in any 2:4:6 ratio, I've tried using cornflour and semolina before and it makes a very small difference but I find if you use good butter then the simple recipe does just fine.


banba Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 2:04pm
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I nearly always sub some of the flour for cornflour or semolina when making shortbread. I find it gives a better texture and melt in your mouth quality!

Come to think of it sometimes I use all three and cut the butter amount slightly too for using cookie cutters!

lizamlin Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 2:08pm
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O M G You guys are awesome!!! Thank you!!! Say, for my fellow Scottish, what's YOUR fave Shrtbread recipe??

xstitcher Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 2:00am
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Originally Posted by lizamlin

O M G You guys are awesome!!! Thank you!!! Say, for my fellow Scottish, what's YOUR fave Shrtbread recipe??

Mine personally is Walkers but I'd be interested to hear too... icon_lol.gif

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