Sep. 4th, 2008 02:36 pm
[personal profile] elvenjaneite
So I just made shortbread. It's ridiculously simple and the only expensive part is the butter. Which is better for you anyway, but I understand if you're like, I'm not going to blow a pound of butter on one thing!

But it's so gooooooood.

Anyway, the recipe:

4 c flour
1 c sugar

Cream the butter and sugar together by hand. I recommend doing this literally by hand as it's much simpler. Especially if you forgot to soften your butter.

Mix in flour 1/2 c at a time. At a certain point, you won't be able to use your spoon/fork anymore and you'll want to go back to the hand mixing. If you're me, you might never have left. Anyway, when the dough leaves the sides of the bowl, you're good.

Press in a pan. Score the top lightly and prick the squares with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Turn off oven and leave sitting in for 10 more minutes. Cut while still warm and soft. That's it. Seriously.

If you feel like splurging on the butter, you can't go wrong with shortbread.

In other news, I have ordered Twilight from the library. I want to see what all the fuss is about. Although I suspect it'll be one of those things where I go, "WHY am I doing this to myself? Why am I still reading this?" And then keep reading.

In still other news, we have had some seriously gorgeous weather the past few days. Which is good because, make no mistake my friends, the rain, it is coming. I enjoy the rain for the first month. Although I left my umbrella at home, so we'll see how much I actually enjoy it this year.

Date: 2008-09-04 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hominygrits.livejournal.com
Maureen. I want shortbread. Like. Now! Goodness, that sounds yummy! Just 3 ingredients???

Ah, Twilight. I got through the second book and lost interest. I too, wanted to see what the fuss was about. I'll be interested to see what you think!

It has been very rainy here in MO with the remnants of Gustav lingering over our state. It has brought the temp down and there is a nice breeze. YAY! :-)

Date: 2008-09-04 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvenjaneite.livejournal.com
Three ingredients. And soooooo gooooooooood. *falls over*

Date: 2008-09-04 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruhamah.livejournal.com
Gosh, I love shortbread. That looks so easy.

I'm on Eclipse... once you're hooked on Twilight you're stuck! :D It is a little angsty though, but it's good.

Date: 2008-09-04 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvenjaneite.livejournal.com
It is super easy.

Date: 2008-09-05 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princess-mia.livejournal.com
It makes me want to make some up.:)

Date: 2008-09-05 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ev-autozam.livejournal.com
Mmmm... real butter. Music to my tongue.

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