Not to be confused these with shortbread, shortcake biscuits are a sweet chunky biscuit which is typically a bit lighter in the mouth than it’s close namesake. And to be clear, we’re talking about the rectangular biscuit (see the picture above!) rather than the spongy strawberry dessert which is very popular in America.
Most popular in the United Kingdom, shortcake biscuits are
History of Shortcake Biscuits
Unlike some of the other biscuits we’ve featured, the history of shortcake biscuits is a little trickier to pin down. Whilst shortbread was invented back in the 16th century, the origin of shortcake is less well-documented.
If you liked this, why not try making your own with our shortcake recipe?