Tuesday, 1 May 2012

TWD: Hungarian Shortbread


The hosts of TWD have chosen an interesting recipe this week - Hungarian shortbread. I love shortbread, so I was very eager to make the cookies. Preparing the shortbread dough is easy and straightforward but this recipe comes with a twist. The dough needs to be frozen for at least 30 minutes, or until firm. When ready to bake, grate one layer of the dough into a baking pan, spread rhubarb jam (I used my homemade strawberry jam instead) on it, and then grate another layer of dough over the jam. Interesting, isn't it?

This is by far the best shortbread I've ever made! I guess part of the deliciousness comes from the fact that a large amount of butter is used in this recipe, but I'm not complaining. ;-) To prevent my waistline from expanding any further, I will bring the cookies to class tomorrow and share the fats with my classmates!

If you want to give the recipe a try, hop over to Lynette's and Cher's blogs!

11 Comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your shortbread looks great! And it was delicious.

Clivia said...

Gorgeous!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking speciality!

Cheers,

Rosa

Karen said...

Glad this turned out so well for you! I sent most of mine to neighbors to fatten them up as well! ;)

Michelle Chin said...

Shortbread with homemade strawberry jam! This would be perfect with a cup of tea. :)

Cathleen said...

Such a beautiful photo. Nice job.

Elin said...

I wish I have the book :p I still have not finished with the AMFT but this cookie sounds interesting. Will hop over to see the recipe :p and try it out. Thanks Piggy for such a wonderful shortbread...I can imagine how nice this would be. Definitely will try it out. Have a nice day!

ms bunny! said...

congrats on your roll cake! can make when u bk? i wan matcha azuki! keke..
the grating of the dough is indeed an interesting step. nv heard b4!

daphne said...

Indeed, I learn something new today. I have never not heard of this before! It looks like it melts in your mouth.

Cher Rockwell said...

These were tasty and dangerous :-)
Your cookies look wonderful - great job!

Teresa said...

Lovely photo! These are so good. Reading everyone's posts is making me wish I had more...