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shortbread

Butter, flour, sugar, salt. It’s like the guitar, bass, drums of cookies. Shortbread tells you to leave the keyboard out of it. Because of its starkness, some people find shortbread abrasive and off-putting. It’s a serious cookie, eaten slowly between sips of a hot beverage. I wouldn’t bring a plate of these to family reunion picnic—face it, you’re the black sheep anyway, so why make it any harder on yourself?

I tried a seemingly popular shortbread recipe on VegWeb and it didn’t come out like shortbread at all, sorta puffy and sans, how you say, flavor? But Destiny’s Vegan Kitchen’s recipe worked marvelously. It’s called Smel’s Shortbread in honor of her sister (nickname), which reminded me of a gross sandwich I thought up: smelt melt. I’ve never had a tuna melt or smelt, but this just sounds like the most disgusting thing ever. Sorry, DVK’s sister.

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5 thoughts on “shortbread

  1. Three little children lyin’ in bed
    Two of them sick and the other most dead
    Called for the doctor, the doctor said
    “Feed them children some shortnin’ bread

    Mammy’s little baby loves shortnin’, shortnin’
    Mammy’s little baby loves shortnin’ bread
    Mammy’s little baby loves shortnin’, shortnin’
    Mammy’s little baby loves shortnin’ bread

    When them children lying in the bed
    Heard that talk about shortnin’ bread
    Thay all got up and began to shout
    Laughin’ and a-singin’ and a-dancin’ about

    Put on the skillet, put on the lid
    Mammy’s gonna make a little shortnin’ bread
    Then after that, there’s a treat for you
    Mammy’s gonna make a little coffee too

  2. The thing is, anyone who doesn’t know you cannot picture you singing this. I, however, can. And it is delightful.

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