Tuesday, May 1, 2012

TWD: Baking with Julia - Hungarian Shortbread

Whoa I can't believe another two weeks have already flown by.  Over the weekend Mikey helped me make the Hungarian Shortbread, you can view the recipe of butter at 1smallkitchen or The not so exciting adventures of a dabbler.  The recipe was pretty easy to put together, especially after all the butter got to room temperature!

Here is the butter and sugar getting mixed with the egg yolks.

After the dough was all put together we stuck it in the freezer so it could get hard enough to grate with our box grater.

I grated the first half of the dough and let it cook for about ten minutes in the oven before adding some homemade strawberry jelly and then added the second half of the dough.  The strawberry jelly was made last year with my parents, it has been a tradition to whip up some strawberry jelly since the first time we  all made some over three years ago to give out as our wedding favors!  We have one jar left, but can't seem to use that one for sentimental reasons.  Is it even still going to be good?  Oh well.. back to the shortbread.  Here is the grated dough and the precooked assembly.

Ta-da, it cooked wonderfully!  I had to leave the house so Mikey was helpful, as usual, and took it out when it had achieved a wonderfully golden crust!  Then he coated it with powdered sugar.  Of course he cleaned it up before I got home, but he said he got sugar everywhere!  It was worth it!

I cut it up into pretty small pieces and took it to work to share!  There was no way I was going to leave all that buttery goodness in the house!


  1. I love your tradition of making strawberry jam. How sweet. This is one recipe you need to share with as many people as possible!

  2. Loved the idea of the wedding favours! Wish I went to your weding and would have stolen all of it! it is my favourite!!!!
    Your shortbread looks wonderful, mine crumbled down a little but was delicious anyway :)

  3. Strawberry jelly, Yum! And what a nice helper you have there!

  4. Yummy looking!

  5. "Recipe of butter" = :-)
    Looks good. Thanks for baking along this week.

  6. This recipe's made for sharing - I bet you were very popular at work!