Tuesday, May 1, 2012
TWD: BWJ Hungarian Shortbread
I debated on whether I wanted to make this recipe. First off, I am not a huge shortbread fan. Even sweet shortbreads are kinda MEH! in my book. The second is I am not a huge rhubarb fan and this stuff had a layer of it in the middle. And third, because this thing has a pound of butter. I like butter, don't get me wrong, but a whopping 4 sticks would about send anyone over the edge.
Again, commitment and resolve enter the picture. Push through the pain. Do an extra spin class at the gym for that one taste test bite. And seriously, you know I am committed if you have ever done spin class. I am sure it is somewhere in the classification of torture.
Super simple recipe. I mean, seriously easy. I jazzed up the shortbread by adding the zest of a lemon and 1 tsp of lemon extract because I love lemon with fruit stuff. And I thought it needed way more fruit, so I almost doubled the amount called for. I did it in a 9x13, half blackberry/raspberry and half strawberry/rhubarb jams.
Thanks to our lovely hosts Lynette and Cher for hosting. Check out the recipe and their great pictures on their sites.