July 7, 2013

Did You Know. . .

that Mary, Queen of Scots, is attributed with having  invented shortbread?  Although, it is possible it has been around since the 12th century.

that shortbread used to be only affordable for the rich because it was costly and was considered a luxury for only those special occasions?

that there is a National Shortbread Day?  It is celebrated on January 6th.

that in Scotland it is customary to eat shortbread on New Year's Eve?  It actually goes back to ancient times when it was the pagan ritual to eat Yule cakes.

that in Shetland (islands belonging to Scotland) it was the custom to break decorative shortbread over the bride's head before she went into her new home?

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