Thursday, 16 February 2012

Taste of Scotland - 22

Here we see the shortbread being trimmed and packed by hand.

Now for some amazing statistics from the Dean's bakery:

We use 1000 tonnes of flour a year!

1400 dairy cattle are dedicated to producing the amount of butter we need annually.

We bake 69 million biscuits a year.

If placed end to end the number of shortbread fingers we produce in a year could stretch from Land's End to John o'Groats and back -

With the advent of modern bridges, the shortest route is around 814 miles (1,310 km). This route, using minor roads in numerous places, roughly follows: Land's End, Okehampton, Tiverton, Bridgwater, M5 Avon Bridge, M48 Severn Bridge, Monmouth, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Tarporley, St Helens, Preston, Carlisle, Beattock, Carstairs, Whitburn, Falkirk, Stirling, Crieff, Kenmore, Dalchalloch, A9, Inverness, A9 (Kessock Bridge, Cromarty Bridge, Dornoch Firth Bridge), Latheron, Wick, John o'Groats.

This is truly amazing! Just remember, the Dean's story began in 1975 at the heart of Helen Dean's kitchen, in the small town of Huntly, North East Scotland.

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