It was baking day today. I didn't plan it that way, it just happened. At first I wasn't going to make the Hungarian Shortbread for Tuesdays with Dorie. Well....I looked at the blog and saw one of the host's (Thank you Cher!) pictures and thought, hmmm...maybe I can do a half recipe since she did two 8 inch pans. And from there it became a "flour everywhere kitchen."
Okay, so I'm glad I made the Hungarian Shortbread. I used some fig jam I made last July. Good flavor and color. At some point I do want to try the Rhubarb Jam recipe in the cookbook.
Unique way to get the dough into the pan - freezing it and grating it! Figgy Jam in the middle. And finally the shortbread right out of the oven before the powdered sugar.
So I also made this no-knead bread this morning. Starting to see the flour everywhere?
Then the dogs looked at me.
They just knew that I was running low on their dog treats.
Great and easy recipe I'll post another time. Before and after baking.
Dogs are happy their treat bowl isn't empty anymore.
But I have noticed since starting the Tuesday and Friday bake/cook alongs I'm going through some serious sugar and flour (those containers hold 10 pounds each)! Costco, here I come.....
Hungarian Shortbread is a very interesting recipe in Dorie Greenspan's Baking with Julia. It was simple to make, but the resulting shortbread looked like it was from a more intricate recipe. It was good, but very rich. Would I make this again? Maybe. To see what others did with the recipe this week you can visit Tuesdays with Dorie. Thanks to our hosts, Lynette of 1smalkitchen, and Cher of The not so exciting adventures of a dabbler . . ., where you can also view the recipe.