Chickpea Shortbread (gluten-free)

I came up with this version of shortbread to create something resembling authentic Scottish shortbread biscuits. I know my vegan version is not the same as the buttery original but it does have a crispy exterior and soft, crumbly interior.

I chose chickpea flour for this recipe because I like the flavor of slightly sweetened chickpeas – the sweetness from the sugar combined with the fat offsets the hint of bitterness. I added further perfume with lemon zest and a hint of orange blossom water…creating a combination that screams Mediterranean and a texture that shouts Scottish. I know that mixture

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