Sunday, May 6, 2012

TWD/BWJ: Hungarian Shortbread

Oh my, I'm so very late posting this, but it's been quite a week.

I took a five-day Carol Taylor workshop at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. And yes, I went home on Tuesday evening (after sewing from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and baked! Thank goodness I was staying at my sister's house and had access to an oven.

Couldn't find rhubarb in Paducah. Believe me, we tried. So I ended up with a jar of raspberry preserves as the filling. Shared the finished product with the other quilters on Wednesday and suddenly became very popular. The executive director of the museum even came in and declared that he was in love with me, LOL!  So there you have it, a success! The recipe can be found here or here.  And other blog links here.

Love the exposed brick walls in my sister's kitchen.

Wonder who first thought "Hmmm, maybe I should freeze that dough and grate it...?"
Baked the bottom layer for 15 minutes before adding the filling and second layer.

Didn't add the powdered sugar til the next morning.
Oh my goodness, they were LUSCIOUS!

First a picture to give you a little taste of what I spent the week working on playing with. Not finished, not even sure this will be the final arrangement but it'll give you an idea.  

And, I have to say that I saw several shoes in the road on this trip but wasn't fast enough with the camera to get one picture. So I'll show you a picture of one of my favorite shoes from another Paducah trip. I especially love this shoe because a teenage boy spotted it and even showed me where to find it.  He'll be graduating from high school this year. Thanks Philip!

1 comment:

  1. Wow -not sure how you found time or energy to bake in the midst of all that.
    Glad to hear your bars were love-inducing :-)
    Thanks for baking along this week.