Shortbread House of Edinburgh is a small, family run bakery based in Scotland’s historic capital. Their products are genuinely made by hand using traditional methods giving the products a unique taste, texture and appearance. The result is a range that is genuinely made by hand to ensure that the taste, texture and appearance is far superior to mass produced products. This is achieved by providing our small team of skilled bakers with only the very finest ingredients.
Their range of premium products is sold in quality stores in the UK and abroad. The superiority of Shortbread House’s products has been endorsed by the company winning over 90 of the prestigious Great Taste Awards. These awards are judged by a panel of experts who undertake a blind tasting. All the products are judged purely on taste.
Mixed in small batches and slowly hand baked, Dean’s shortbread is made with only the finest ingredients and is guaranteed to melt in the mouth.
Started in 1975 by Helen Dean in Huntly, Aberdeenshire in Northeast Scotland, It was here that Helen first created her delicious traditional shortbread. Her friends and family loved the ‘melt in the mouth’ sensation and her husband Bill, a Drum Major, thought it was so delicious he decided to use Helen’s baking to help raise funds for the local Huntly pipe band.
Their touring helped spread her shortbread’s fame far and wide, and soon, the aroma of home baking would fill the town as Helen established her own small bakery to meet demand.
Now a household brand across Scotland and quickly spreading across the rest of the UK, more and more people are discovering the delicious melt in the mouth taste & texture of Dean’s premium shortbread.
The story of shortbread begins with the medieval “biscuit bread”. Any leftover dough from bread making was dried out in a low oven until it hardened into a type of rusk: the word “biscuit” means “twice cooked”. Gradually the yeast in the bread was replaced by butter, and biscuit bread developed into shortbread.