Its been a long time coming, but last night I baked.... about six bags of shortbread for a friend. It's a start!
British Themed Baked Goods Featuring Our Traditional Scottish Shortbread
There is a real "Dotty" behind Scotty Dotty Shortbread Company, and I began making shortbread along side my British Mum about 40 years ago. Friends would ask for her recipe but could never create that authentic Scottish Shortbread taste. We use real butter, finely ground sugar and a low, slow bake to make shortbread which is crisp on the edges with a rich, moist center. My female fans have admitte
d to hiding their personal stash of shortbread in their nightstand, in the kitchen junk drawer, even in a shoe box to keep it from marauding husbands, because it has that decadent quality that must be savored... and apparently protected! After much persuading from these same fans, I have embraced my calling as a baker and am making my Scottish Shortbread in a commercial kitchen and making it available through direct sales. I encourage you to try a box, tell us what you think, and remember, "no fighting over the crispy corners!"
Its been a long time coming, but last night I baked.... about six bags of shortbread for a friend. It's a start!
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It has taken me eight weeks to compose this post, but it had to be done. I have been laid low by an astonishing series of events starting with cardiac procedures, a broken leg, and a horrid kitchen accident which left me with serious burns. I will spare you the details, and instead say that I am so lucky to have a great family and friends to help me! I am getting stronger and my feisty personality is intact, although at times more subdued.
You have all been so supportive and enthusiastic about my products, and it saddens me to admit that this holiday season will not be the same. I will not be reopening my on line store in time for Christmas, and will not be taking Christmas pick up orders. I will, however, be working soon to keep shortbread on the shelves at the Davison Home Bakery starting this week.
It is my hope that we will begin to resume some production in 2021.
I would like to thank my husband, Frank, for his constant care of me, my daughter, Kimberly, for her trips from Indy to bouy my spirits, the help from my friend Julie to keep me organized, and my neighbors, Roxanne, JoAnn, and Tami for literally toting groceries and delivering necessities.
Wish me luck as I continue to recover!
Due to a Family Emergency, Dotty will not be at Friday's Market
Due to a family emergency,Scotty Dotty will not be at Friday's Market.
Stop by the Port Sanilac Historical Village and visit the General Store for a nice selection of Snazzy Face Masks! I love this one because it has adjustable ear straps!
If you come on Friday afternoon you can shop at the Port Sanilac Farmers' Market for healthy and yummy treats.
I'm sorry to announce that I will not be vending at the Port Sanilac Farmers' Market until further notice. My shortbread will still be available locally at ReeMarkables in Port Sanilac and Country Style Marketplace in Fort Gratiot.
Thank you to all my customers for wearing your masks and allowing us to keep each other safe! I encourage you to shop the other fine bakers for yummy treats.
The Cookie Ladies have simply fantastic baking skills and I cannot resist them!
Speaker Orchards make the yummiest pies.
Faithful Winds always have tasty treats and amazing chocolate pretzels.
Esther makes traditional cookies and breads.
Also check out our new vendor, The Cookie Shed; they have a lovely selection of sweets.
I hope that after some R&R I may be able to return in the fall. As they say, "WATCH THIS SPACE!"
Love you all,
Riggs approves of out door markets.... and maybe the smell of Breakfast bread that lingers around my site? Thanks for visiting!
Join us for live music as you shop Friday's Market. The Port Sanilac Farmers' Market has a great variety of plants, vegetables, edibles, baked goods, maple syrup, pies, crafts and SCOTTY DOTTY Shortbread, Scones, Brownies, and Breads. See you from 2-6 on Friday.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum ON FRIDAY, JULY 3
Join us on Friday, July 3, from 2-4pm, on our beautiful grounds outside the General Store, for some great, free, live music!
Wildcat Road will be playing the old-time music you love from Doc Watson, Hank Williams, Norman Blake, Jimmy Rogers, and the Carter Family. Plus some contemporary favorites like Mellencamp, Dylan, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
All social distancing protocols will be observed. Bring a lawn chair and set up a minimum of six feet from others. Masks are optional.
Get your history on with a visit to the General Store. Check out the gorgeous, antique, wooden post office boxes, the ornate cash register, and our huge coffee mill. Cold drinks, snacks, and unique gift items are available for purchase. Don't forget to ask about the "Sale of the Week"!
Be sure to also browse the Port Sanilac Farmers' Market from 2-6pm for baked goods, vegetables, fruit, freshly baked pies, eggs, and craft items.
Don't miss out. It's going to be a great afternoon and a wonderful kick-off to the holiday weekend!
I love it when there is a little extra dough and we make a tasty little beer bread for sampling, just for scientific purposes, of course.
**Port Sanilac Farmers' Market**
Scotty Dotty Shortbread Company will be joining you this Friday, June 26 with a limited supply of your favorites.
I expect to have Shortbread in all three flavors, several varieties of Scones, Heath Toffee Brownies, and Breakfast Bread.
I do not have enough help to make large quantities, and samples are not allowed at this time, but I hope to get there soon. I cant wait to see familiar faces behind those masks!
Note: I am immune suppressed, so please wear your mask to help protect me, yourself, and my team. I am so thankful for your patience and patronage.
Tonight marked an exciting return to the bakery! You can stop by the Davison Home Bakery NOW for the very freshest shortbread in all three flavors, and our other stores will soon follow!
Hello friends! I saved this cherry scone for a cool afternoon like today, and it didnt disappoint. Scones freeze beautifully for when you need a little treat.
I am missing you all as I look at the cancelled shows and gatherings ahead, but i am happy to do my part and stay home to protect our hospital workers and families across our great state. Frank and I have mourned the death of friends, acquaintances, and work mates from afar, but we have also celebrated the recovery of a few close calls! What a joy to see their return to health.
It is my hope, of course, to see each of you in the not-so-distant future. Stay safe and, until I can bake for you again, dream of my goodies and all that Michigan butter.
Love and Good Health
What do you do when you're making shortbread and you find out the third shift bakers arent coming in? You hang a
"Closed Due to Inclement Weather"
sign on the door, then you kick back with a hot cuppa and a day old paczki and get it done!
Its PACZKI night when all those bakery elves are working hard for us!
Last night's ceildh hosted by The Flint Scottish Pipe Band was a smash! We loved the return of Roan Band, all the visiting pipe bands, the dancers, and all our fans of Scotty Dotty baked goods. So many friends returned to get their favorites before we ran out.
At the end of the night Frank and I shared the last three scones with tea before we collapsed with the sound of the pipes in our heads.
They are warming up!
Join us for the perfect break from winter! Scotty Dotty Shortbread Company will be there with authentic Scottish Shortbread, Scones, Heath Tofee Brownies, and fresh Bacony Breakfast Bread!
FLINT, Mich. -- Celebrate the Flint Scottish Pipe Band's 104th anniversary at its annual Ceilidh on Saturday, February 22. Four bagpipe bands and massed bands will perform along with Scottish and Irish dancers. The popular, high-energy band, Roane, will also play music. Traditional Scottish foods an...
Theres something satisfying about solid old technology. I was talking about me, not the scale!
Back in the kitchen! Loving this designer hair net and sheepy apron combo. 🤣
There it is, the sum total of my inventory after three record-breaking holiday shows and numerous on-line sales. If you're looking for shortbread The Davison Home Bakery, CountryStyle Marketplace, The Local Grocer, and The Lexington General Store were fully stocked this week and are your best bet.
Thank you to my wonderful employees that helped meet demand all year, and our loyal customers who came out to sample and purchase our authentic British Baked Goods. It is a pleasure baking for you!
Happy Holidays, my friends,
The basics are set up. Look how great we look in the Cafeteria! Stop in for your Holiday Loaf of Breakfast Bread! It is going to be a HUGE show with lots of shopping opportunities. See you Saturday and Sunday in Clarkston- Dotty
LOOK! We are featured as a "Twelve Days of Christmas" item at the Davison Home Bakery! Straight from the ovens to your tummy.
We are getting the holiday spirit in the kitchen! Good smells abound and what's with all those on line orders for shortbread? Tis the season!
Hey Port Sanilac, I'm bringing a bit of EVERYTHING today, and you'd best stock up because I won't be back until the end of the month, so swoop in and get one of 30 loaves of breakfast bread, a bag of your favorite shortbread, and a few scones to last you through these chilly days ahead.
We are open 2-6
Hey Port Sanilac! I got my baking done; there's plenty of fresh shortbread, brownies, and Breakfast Bread, there's even pumpkin scones! So now I'm making chilli for our donation fundraiser. It has homegrown tomatoes, four bean varieties, and venison from a doe who feasted on many a cornfield! Join us at the market for a taste of fall!
Yes, Port Sanilac, I will see you at the market tomorrow, Friday, Sept 20th, 2:00-6:00.
If you are walking that picket line for UAW 659, signing up workers at the hall, or organizing coffee, garbage pick up, and gate duties, look for a Scotty Dotty treat to brighten your day. It's 4:00 a.m. and I just packaged 125 bags of shortbread and 125 scones - it's a change from doughnuts!
The Irish wolfhounds were out for a visit, and this dunking of Irish Cream Shortbread in your stout is catching on!
The crowds are building for the arrival of The High Kings from Ireland.
He seems to be saying, "I cant decide!"
Today's crew!!! Its always a fun day with Kristen and Carrie.
Irish fest! Beef tips and stout!
The baking is reaching a fevered pitch.... but I'm keeping my cool. I can still be trusted with the knives!
This Friday night we open our booth at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon Michigan! It is a HUGE festival so worthy of the hype. Dance, sing, drink, eat, shop and visit!
It takes a skilled staff to bake and sell at this level. Not only are they professional and dedicated, they are great people who are great fun to work with.
.. and Port Sanilac ... dont forget the scones. I'm bringing all the flavors... including pumpkin
There they are - 30 lovely loaves for today's market. I won't be back for two weeks so come today to stock up! Rain will end by 1:00 and we are open from 2:00 a 6:00.
See you soon!
Tonight it happened; we made the perfect scone! There can be no arguments, this one is the "Queen of the Kitchen."
Dark Chocolate Almond Scone
Join us at The Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon, MI. Surround yourself with music, culture, food, shopping, and hearty drink! Watch the Highland Games, research your roots, and visit Scotty Dotty for delicious authentic baking. ONLY 10 DAYS AWAY! Sept 13-15.
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