Sunday, April 25, 2010
Orange Zest Shortbread
Right now, in my kitchen there are 7 different colors on the wall. They are as follows : Dreamy Blue, Tomato Bisque, Dungeon Blue, Honey Tea, Key Lime Green, Oathill Green & some sorta greenish grey. We are at a loss, we have had no trouble in any other room in our house but the kitchen is totally kicking us in the tail. We were set on Tomato Bisque but some friends came over and put doubt into our minds about having a dark kitchen…you know who you are if you are reading this…
On to the food, how about something super easy? Cool, glad you agree because we are making shortbread. Now don’t ask me why, but it is always the more simple recipes that I always envisioned being the hardest. I totally thought shortbread would require some crazy ingredients or method, but it does not.
This recipe makes 12-15 decent cookies depending on how you cut them.
½ stick of butter, softened
¼ cup of white sugar
1 tbs of orange zest
1 ¼ cup flour
Cream together your sugar and butter. Zest your orange and add it into the sugar & butter mixture. Next add in the flour little by little mixing with a wooden spoon or spatula until the flour is absorbed. Put some patchment paper down on your counter and dump the dough out then bind it by hand. Once binded roll in out into ½ inch thick square. Cut your shortbread into any shape you want and bake at 325 for 20-23 minutes or until the edges on the bottom are slightly browned.
Enjoy and once we decide on a paint color, I will let you know...also Key Lime Shortbread to shortly follow this week...oh yum