Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shortbread Anyone?

I saw this on someones blog and just had to try it. I need to make amends for the Shaker lemon pie fiasco. So, I give you: Lemon Shortbread bars. I think that shortbread is highly underrated in the United States. A good shortbread is one of my favorite treats.


Grease an 8x8 inch pan and line it with parchment.


Place 1 1/2 sticks of room temperature butter in the bowl of your mixer.


Add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar.. Sorry for the blurry pic!


Add 1 heaping tablespoon of grated lemon rind and 1 tsp. of lemon oil or lemon flavoring.


Add 1 cup of flour.


Add 1/2 cup of yellow cornmeal. Beat until combined.


Spread the batter in the pan as evenly as possible.


Sprinkle the top with coarse sugar.


Wet a sharp edged object and score the shortbread into bars.


I scored mine into 18 bars. Bake at 325 for approximately 45 minutes.


They should be set and golden.


Remove from the oven and score them immediately over the original score marks.


A wonderful platter of delicious lemon cornmeal shortbread.


Until the Blog Tech stops by. I would waddle if I ate the way he does.

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18 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

They look familiar, but I´m not sure I´ve vere eaten short bread. I can´t eat anything like that anyway now, I do have to loose a lot of weight to be honest :-) But they sure do look delicious :-)

I thought all cormeal was yeallow. I´ve never seen any other over here. But then again cornmeal isn´t especially common at all here.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Monique said...

Thanks for the recipe. I loooooove shortbread and lemon shortbread sounds especially delicious !!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Shortbread may be underrated in the U.S., but you know that it RULES in Canada!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i love shortbread so much...

i made those lemon bars again the other day...

i am still wearing the ski vest from lake tahoe......

bbbrrrrr

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Good thing I can eat like the Blog Tech. I love shortbread and lemon anything is my favorite. Guess I'll have to force myself to make a batch of these to go with my Blackberry Sherbet I made today. (recipe posted tomorrow, It's okay to have shortbread if you have it with sherbet, right!

Melodie said...

Mmmm, I love short bread!

Sharlene T. said...

I'm with Monique, I love lemony anything and willing to give shortbread another chance. Maybe, I'll put some figs between the layers?...

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the wild magnolia said...

Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Day!

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Guillaume said...

Shortbread is very popular here in the UK. I love it with tea.

Pricilla said...

The hubby loves shortbread. I've never seen it with cornmeal.
I wish lemons weren't so darn expensive out here. I hope my little lemon tree makes it!

greekwitch said...

I have n't tried shortbread but they look good!Thank Goddess i have eaten before i came by!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

there is nothing that a pound of butter and some flour cant cure... put a little powdered sugar with it and its perfect. yum...

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rox said...

Jaz Thanks for the butter stick help ☺
now I can see where the rest of my butter shall go ☺
yum yum

Soraya said...

hmm... I really want some of that now... Lol!

I left you something on my blog <3

MeganRose said...

Ummm, yes please to this!!!

Debbie said...

This looks divine! I want one right now! I am looking for a good summer salad for a cookout on Sunday. My brother is home from Nashville and we are having a gathering. I will be back to look for one here. Got one?

William Bezek said...

Butter and sugar...what's NOT to love? I've never had it made with cornmeal, I'll have to try it.