Shortbread Problem: Can You Help?

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Shortbread Problem: Can You Help?

Post by Evyn » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:12 am

Hi All,

I made shortbread today, following the old 1-2-3 recipe (basically this: http://culinaryalchemist.blogspot.com/2 ... ttish.html).

I used granulated white sugar, kerrygold butter, and stone-ground flour I got from a local Amish farm.

Thing is, the shortbread tastes like sugared flour. The dough didn't hold together too well to start off with, so I put it in the fridge for 20 minutes. After baking (about 20 minutes) it was soft, though it did harden after about 2 hours. The result, as I said, is underwhelming and inedible, unless you like the taste of raw flour.

Can anyone offer a diagnosis?

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Re: Shortbread Problem: Can You Help?

Post by morag » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:44 am

I've never had a problem, just use regular stuff.
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Re: Shortbread Problem: Can You Help?

Post by Catherine Belle » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:35 am

Hi Evyn
Scroll down to Elvis' post( 4th.or 5th, down from yours) and you should be good! :D
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Re: Shortbread Problem: Can You Help?

Post by Evyn » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:46 am

Thanks Catherine.

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Re: Shortbread Problem: Can You Help?

Post by glenshena » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:41 pm

Buy Walkers. This year it's extra light and less buttery than usual. It is also in an extra large patriotic tin with the picture of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald which is the main reason for buying it. Then I had to explain to the family who they were. I did't really know the story till I found a book about him and learned a bit of history.

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Re: Shortbread Problem: Can You Help?

Post by bonzo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:12 am

glenshena wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:41 pm
Buy Walkers. . It is also in an extra large patriotic tin with the picture of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald which is the main reason for buying it. Then I had to explain to the family who they were. I did't really know the story till I found a book about him and learned a bit of history.
This year it's extra light and less buttery than usual
Nooooooo
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Re: Shortbread Problem: Can You Help?

Post by Evyn » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:13 pm

I figured it out - the flour was completely wrong.

Walkers is great, but making it myself is better! :mrgreen:

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