SHORTCAKE

The shortcake is typical of Scotland. It is a mixture of flour, sugar and shortening worked to a paste and then rolled one-half inch thick and then decorated in various ways.  Place Two cups of flour, One-half teaspoon of salt, Two level tablespoons of sugar, Two level tablespoons of baking powder, in a bowl and sift three times. Now rub in six tablespoons of shortening and then add seven tablespoons of water and work to a smooth elastic dough. Turn on a prepared pastry board and mould into shape to fit the pie tin with the hands. Wash the top of the dough with milk and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and bake in a moderate oven for twenty-five minutes.

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