Stem Ginger is one of the delicious
shortbread flavors. Photo courtesy Duchy
Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets that is described by the media as “upmarket”—think Central Market, King’s and Wegman’s in the U.S.
Their house brand products are known for their quality; and their delicious shortbread is available in the U.S. under the brand “Duchy Originals.”
Baked from a traditional Scottish Highlands recipe, these melt-in-the-mouth, all butter shortbread biscuits are made using local butter and flour with sugar and a pinch of salt.
A box of 12 cookies per 5.3 ounce box is $5.93-$6.24 with free shipping on orders over $35, on Amazon.com, with a choice of:
A portion of each sale is donated to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation for distribution to charitable causes around the world.
ABOUT DUCHY ORIGINALS
The Duchy Originals brand was founded in the UK in 1992 by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. The Prince set out to produce food of the highest quality, using the best natural ingredients, produced sustainably and in harmony with the environment, while supporting worthwhile causes through The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
Duchy Originals is now produced in partnership with Waitrose and baked by Walker’s Shortbread.
Shortbread is a type of cookie with a high butter content: The traditional recipe is one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour. It has been called the ancestor of all butter cookies.
The original shortbreads were made with oatmeal; the more elegant white flour came later and lightened the cookie. Its current form is often attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots in the 16th century. She had a team of French chefs who had the time, labor and ingredients to perfect the recipe.
Check out the history of shortbread.