Archive for November 4, 2010
Sometimes you want something sweet and crunchy. But you don’t want to spend an hour measuring and mixing in the kitchen. Shortbread to the rescue. Basic shortbread is three ingredients: flour, sugar and butter. That’s it. What you add after that is up to you. (I used unbleached flour and organic cane sugar which results in a little darker color.)
Shortbread is wonderful with tea or coffee. It’s roots come from the United Kingdom where it’s popular in Great Britain and Scotland during afternoon tea or anytime.
Travel to exotic India and you can find a sweet treat known as “Burfi” that’s mysteriously similar to shortbread. How can it be shortbread traveled from England to India? The British ruled in India for 150 years until the mid 1940s. Good foods travel often to faraway places. By the same token Chicken Curry has migrated back to the UK and become the unofficial “national dish” in Great Britain.