A zingy, buttery and crumbly shortbread biscuit.
The lemon Aberffraw Biscuit is made from butter, flour, sugar and lemon zest. Before being baked the dough is pressed with our unique scallop shell stamp to produce that authentic Aberffraw biscuit look. The result is a zingy, buttery and crumbly shortbread biscuit which come in our 225g gift box.
Aberffraw biscuits are a Welsh shortbread pressed with the shape of a scallop shell and are said to be Britain’s oldest biscuit.
Legend has it that centuries ago a Welsh king was holding court in Aberffraw on Anglesey, North Wales. His wife was walking on the beach there and, seeing a pretty scallop shell, had a cake baked in its shape.
However, the true origin of the biscuit is the famous Christian pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It is thought that in about the 13th Century Welsh pilgrims began pressing shortbread with scallop shells as a symbol of the journey. We hope you enjoy this taste of history.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour (wheat flour, calcuim carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), Salted Butter (Milk), Sugar, Lemon Zest, Lemon Juice.
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