|St. Patties Cupcakes|
|Irish Beef Stew|
|Braised Irish Lamb|
|Irish Soda Bread|
|Irish Lace Cookies|
And that beings me to something new! Well not new for me but new for the hubby! He is kicking off his food blog tonight! And sharing a recipe from our kitchen to use in your own. Go see it at his page - Cynical Cuisine!
So to celebrate that I am sharing one more Irish Sweet Treat recipe for you all! Traditional Irish Shortbread! This rich shortbread is beyond amazing. Salty and sweet, it melts in your mouth like butter and it better considering just how much butter is in it.
Now this recipe is NOT mine. It is an adapted recipe from Kerrygold that I found on the net and fell in love with. Yes, I am so for changing up recipes but some recipes are so wonderfully perfect you dare not change a thing and just keep cooking. This is one of those rare moments.
Now, before I begin with the recipe, please take note....USE IRISH BUTTER!!!!! Seriously, it is a whole different animal compared to American Butter. It is a darker yellow butter than is so deviously rich you may have a yummygasm just by tasting it by itself. I recommend Kerrygold and it can usually be found in most grocery stores. I found mine in Safeway. It is very pricey but it well worth it. (Double the price + of American butter.) If you use any other butter I will not be held responsible if the Saints decide you have crossed a line.
Now, onto the recipe!
- 1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
- 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt, fine grain
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Pound Salted Irish Butter, chilled and cubed
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Preheat the oven to 300 F.
- Spray down a 9 inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar.
- In a large mixer add the salt and with a paddle attachment mix on low until the dough becomes "grainy." Kind of like pie dough does.
- Add in the vanilla and mix until incorporated.
- Place into the cake pan and take press it out flat. I use another cake pan and press down to flatten it out evenly.
- Take a fork and poke the dough all over.
- Bake 1 hour in the oven.
- Remove from oven and quickly cut into desired number of slices. I do 12.
- Let cool fully!
- Carefully flip out, it breaks super easy. Might be easier to take 1 piece out, let that crumble, taste to make sure it is good. >.> lol And then take out the rest a slice at a time.
- Serve as is or with jam and enjoy!
|Traditional Irish Shortbread|
Anywho! I will be posting more Irish themed pictures over the next couple of days but I hope you enjoy this! Now, hop on over to the hubbys blog and see what he is up to! Watch him, fav him, like him, pass him around like a cheap woman if you will. Once again - Cynical Cuisine
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all and to all a good drink!