San Diego Scottish Highland Games

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

Scottish Shortbread Competition

Shortbread is a perfectly, irresistibly tasty baked good and has been a favorite dessert for centuries.
Now you have an opportunity to show off your skills and creativity in creating some of the best
shortbread around. The contest is free to enter, and 1st , 2nd , and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: Traditional and Gourmet.

Traditional: This category is for traditional Scottish shortbread only. Using only 3 or 4 basic ingredients,
traditional shortbread is a simple, crumbly, buttery, DELICIOUS treat for anyone. No add-in ingredients,
glazes, or frostings allowed.

Gourmet: This category is where traditional shortbread is taken to new heights. This is a “whatever you
want to do” category. You may add chocolate, fruits, nuts, glazes, frostings….whatever you think will
make your shortbread the winning entry!

Shortbread Competition Rules

* Entrants must not use pre-made, store-bought dough.
* Please prepare enough of each Shortbread entry to provide 2-inch bite size samples for up to
four judges.
* Entrants may submit as many separate entries as desired (an entry form must accompany each
* You must deliver your entries to the San Diego Scottish Highland Games Shortbread
Competition Tent no later than 10 a.m. on the day of the Games.
* Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. and awards will be announced shortly after. Judging will be blind; thus, aside from the entry form, entries should not disclose their provenance.
* Prizes will be awarded for 1st , 2nd , and 3rd place in each category.
Shortbread Competition Entry Form
(Please print. One entry form for each entry. All entries must be submitted to the San Diego Scottish
Highland Games Shortbread Competition Tent by 9:30 am on Saturday, June 22, 2024.)

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