26th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games

June 10, 2012 7:11:47 AM PDT
The Chicago Scots present the best of Scotland at the 26th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

Chicago Scots President Guys Noble joined us on the show with a preview while Margaret Neely Wilhelm demonstrated how to make shortbread.

The Festival runs June 15-16 at Hamilton Lakes (at I-290 and Thorndale Avenue) in Itasca, Illinois. The festival is open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 4:00pm - 10:00pm and Saturday, June 16 from 8:00am - 9:00pm.

Friday-Children 12 and under are FREE; Adults $12.00

Saturday- Children ages 3-12 $5.00; Adults $20.00

Patron Weekend Pass-$75.00 This two-day pass includes entry into the festival, premier seating inside the Patron Tent, complimentary food and beverages, and a private access VIP Parking Pass.

Parking will be available on pavement in parking garages. Parking will be $5.00 per vehicle for parking on both Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 or you can purchase a two-day parking pass for $8.00.

Margaret Neely Wilhelm's Shortbread Recipe

Let 1/2 lb butter soften to room temperature. Fork blend with 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar.

Slowly mix in 2 1/4 cups sifted flour with a fork. Mixture will be like pie crust.

Knead the dough before putting in 9"x9"pan, smoothing with hands.

Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes until dough is beginning to brown.

Immediately fork crimp the sides, score, and poke center of each piece with a fork.

Each person makes it different as does each pan.

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