Monday, November 22, 2010


It was dark cold and rainy this i baked shortbread with toasted almonds....
no there wasnt any left by the time actual night arrived...
recipe adapted from gourmet

1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted almond
2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 cups flour
cream together softened butter sugar vanilla and salt...then add flour in gradually until a soft dough forms...mine didnt really look like a dough it was a little dry and i placed it into an ungreased tart pan and with a sheet of plastic wrap over the top of it smashed that puppy in there until it was evenly spread out inside of the pan...i then place most of the almonds across the top and baked in a preheated 350 f took mine about 45 minutes but i think my oven is not getting as hot as it used to so you make bake your in less time...the shortbread should be a golden brown color...let cool in pan on a rack for about 15 minutes....finally remove from tart pan and have fun eating or photographing! oh and i didnt score mine i just cut it like a pie with a very sharp knife!! let me know what you think if you bake it!!!


  1. Yummy! I made butterscotch chip cookies this weekend and they were/are heavenly! Rich though, so there are still bunches left.

  2. mmmm i want some with my coffee!!!

  3. It's too effing cold! At least I can break out the fur and not look like a total moron. Maybe a partial one.

  4. MMMmmm...those cookies sound good...yes the shortbread would be awesome with coffee maybe someday we will do that...yes it is too cold but this weather should be a dream come true for a girl that owns furs? so wear them with pride!

  5. Wow! That looks so yummy. Perfect for Thanksgiving!