Shortbread Press
Highland Museum of Childhood

During the Victorian period, most foods were made at home, including butter, bread, and biscuits.    

Shortbread was easily made with just three ingredients – flour, butter, and sugar, or even just flour and butter!   

Once the dough was combined and flattened into rounds, a wooden press like this was used to stamp a pattern on the shortbread before baking.   

These wooden presses were handmade and carved by local craftsmen and could be in a wide range of designs. This one showcases a traditional thistle, the flower of Scotland. It came from Tobermory. 

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Date: 1900s
Materials : Wood
Size : 10cm x 10cm x 5cm

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