Our Love Shortie story started 70 years ago. Betty Burt was a gifted baker growing up in Fife, Scotland. As a young girl, she persuaded her mother to let her take charge of the weekly baking, and soon she was whipping up delicious cakes and biscuits for family and friends. Barely a day has passed since then without her baking and sharing her homemade treats, especially her legendary batches of shortbread. And she’s still an extraordinary home baker to this day!
Love Shortie was founded by Lorna Burt (Betty’s daughter) and Janine Greener to recreate Betty’s simple, buttery shortbread recipe, made the traditional way with the same high quality ingredients, love and care, and with a dash of different flavours to delight the tastebuds.
We spent two years perfecting our recipes and working with a family bakery in the Scottish Highlands to help us bake our shortbread to share with everyone – made in small batches, hand cut, delicately sprinkled with sugar when just out of the oven, and beautifully packaged.
We created Love Shortie simply because we love shortbread. We believe it should be celebrated and savoured the world over. We hope you love it too.
Lorna & Janine
Legend has it that the first shortbread was made in medieval Scotland from leftover bread dough. A bit hard and tasteless, an ingenious cook discovered that adding butter instead of yeast and a little bit of sugar made it much more delicious. This sweeter, ‘shorter’ (crumblier) biscuit became one of Scotland’s first luxury foods, served up for celebrations and special occasions over the centuries. And some say it was the fancy French chefs in the court of Mary Queen of Scots who refined, flavoured and shaped shortbread into the biscuits we all know and love today.