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.