Favorite Shortbread Flavor?
I'm planning on making shortbread for St. Patrick's day - both for me and hubby, as well as to bring to work (about 15 coworkers). I was toying with doing a variety of flavors, and am trying to figure out what ones to do. So far, my ideas are
Cheddar (for a bit of savory)
Any other favorite flavors or recipes that you would recommend?
My signature shortbread is Earl Grey and orange zest, and that's always a hit. I also like black pepper and vanilla.If you've never tried the lavender, though, do.
I'd have to say plain, maybe with a bit of vanilla. I love shortbread, but am always disappointed when I bite into a flavored one.
Lemon peel and vanilla
Lemon peel and almond
I am surprised no one has mentioned these yet. They are my absolute favourites and I thought they are classic.
I like to make Shortbread with Graham Flour. Just substitute, or replace a portion of regular flour.
i love brown sugar shortbread:
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out (toss the husk into your sugar bin)
1-2 tsp vanilla, depending upon preference
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp kosher salt
beat butter til lightened. mix vanilla bean scrapings into brown sugar, then beat sugar into butter. mix in vanilla. combine flour with salt and add flour to butter/sugar, trying not to overmix.
grease a springform pan, and press dough into a circle. (optionally, at this point, mix 1 tbsp white sugar with 1 tsp or less cinnamon and sprinkle dough). cut into 12 wedges. bake at 325 for 50 min or until firm and golden. cut into wedges again.
I opted for Rosemary and Irish Whiskey. The rosemary was perfect. The irish whiskey, while I think was fitting for St. Pat's didn't have a strong enough flavor.
Thanks for all the advice. I might just need to make shortbread more often because there are too many more flavors I want to try.