from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cookie made of flour, sugar, and much butter or other shortening.
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- n. A type of biscuit (cookie), popular in Britain, traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour
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- n. very rich thick butter cookie
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Oh, and even more exciting about this shortbread is the fact that I used my homemade vanilla extract in the recipe.
This shortbread is baked in a pie or tart pan and is cut into wedges to serve.
I preferred this latter version -- note it is almost like a rolled thin shortbread as there is no leavener.
The shortbread is mixed with ground ginger, crystallized ginger, treacle and golden syrup, and comes out to be sweet, spicy, soft and crunchy all at the same time.
When baked in shortbread, spruce tips have an almost fruity flavor, reminiscent of raspberries.
The trick to making shortbread is processing the dough just long enough so that it can be rolled out but still appears a little crumbly in the bowl.
Reagan Gandy, 45 years old, of Tampa, Fla., said she recently switched to buying the private-label shortbread cookies sold by Publix Super Markets Inc.
The shortbread is not overly sweet and would be a nice foil to more elaborate treats on a cookie tray.
Once you have removed the shortbread from the oven, you sprinkle on a bit more sugar, and put the pan on a cooling rack.
One story has it that Scottish bakers used the name shortbread to argue the case against paying the government’s tax on biscuits shades of Jaffa cakes v the VAT man/woman.