Here at Entangled, we like to read.
(Bet you would never have guessed that.)
So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.
Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!
This week a special guest:
Scottish Shortbread with Callie Hutton
Who tried it: Callie Hutton, author of The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage
Why she likes it:
I love all things Scottish (what’s not to love about a braw Highlander Laird?) I also like my sweets, so when I want something Scottish and sweet, I pull out my recipe for Scottish Shortbread. It’s simple, easy, and oh, so delicious!
You can add an egg wash and extra sugar on top before baking. Gently brush 1 egg white beaten with 1 teaspoon of water on the cookies, then sprinkle sugar (or colored sugar – depending on the holiday) on top. Enjoy!
1 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup of granulated sugar
3 cups of all purpose flour
- Thoroughly cream sugar and butter. Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour and mix thoroughly. Turn out onto a surface floured with remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Knead dough until it cracks on the surface.
- Roll out 1/4-inch thick and cut out with cutters. Prick cookies with fork tines and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 275° for about 45 to 55 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Callie currently reading?
Once you get these wonderful cookies nice and warm, straight from the oven, curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Right now I’m reading Hannah Howell’s Highland Angel.
Grab The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage for just 99¢!
The Scottish Highlands, 1815
Lady Sybil Lacey is every inch an English woman. She’s horrified her best friend is wedding a barbarian Scot. For aren’t Scots naught but brutish, whiskey-swilling lechers? So to find herself secretly attracted to the tall and devastatingly handsome Scottish laird of Bedlay Castle is quite disconcerting…
Liam MacBride is convinced that English ladies are silly sassenachs who think of nothing but social events and clothes. So why is he intensely drawn to Lady Sybil? All they do is quarrel…until loathing turns into undeniable lust.
A tempestuous, fiery romance between an English lady and a Scottish laird cannot end well.
Callie Hutton, USA Today bestselling author writes both Western Historical and Regency romance with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, a daughter-in-law, twin grandsons and her top cheerleader husband (although thankfully not all in the same home!). Living in the Midwest provides plenty of opportunities for Callie do pursue her interests: researching history, meeting readers, spending time with her adorable two year old twin grandsons, and discovering new adventures. Callie loves to hear from readers and welcomes the opportunity to become friends, both in person or virtually.