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post #1 of 16
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It's been one of those "couple of days". All is getting back to norm today - after 3 days of not being able to use the dishwasher, washing machine, flush the toilet more than once a half hour, and more, all is fixed and working properly.

Oh yes, and in the middle of that, someone...possibly Miss Frankie peed on daddy's comforter - twice! So, we've been sharing the down comforter I cocoon myself into, which meant blankie fights, and not the best sleep for either of us

So...I told dh, I need retail therapy (and I rarely do this). Went to King Arthur's and ordered a scone pan (I usually do mine as handcut), a British Isle's design shortbread pan, as well as taking advantage of their great price on panko breadcrumbs (panko are the closest to the kind of italian breadcrumbs my gram could get in Utica NY..not powdery like sawdust, but dry, fine bits of bread).

I can't wait to make some shortbread to give as gifts and to see if I can have a half of one without causing myself any blood sugar issues.
post #2 of 16
I bet you can't wait for everything to come in
post #3 of 16
Sometimes we all need a little retail therapy!
post #4 of 16
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I bet you can't wait for everything to come in
No, I can't...the british isles patterned shortbread dish is one I've wanted for several years and could never justify getting just yet..until today I'd like to be an extraordinary shortbread maker so in another 20+ years, when I let my hair go white, I can be this 70 something master of shortbread and gift all the younger folks I know
post #5 of 16
Retail therapy is the BEST Yay for new stuff!
post #6 of 16
I'll volunteer for shortbread taster as that is my favorite cookie!!!
Review the scone pan once you use it as I hand cut mine too.
Panko bread crumbs are really great-some grocery stores actually stock them now!
post #7 of 16
Iwill volunteer my taste testing skill for shortbread eating!
post #8 of 16
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I'll volunteer for shortbread taster as that is my favorite cookie!!!
Review the scone pan once you use it as I hand cut mine too.
Panko bread crumbs are really great-some grocery stores actually stock them now!
Let me know if you have a favorite recipe variation on your standard shortbread, I really do want to learn much more about how to make these

Will do re the scone pan.

I love panko bread crumbs, but recently, all the markets here have hiked the price ridiculously...over $3.00 for 2 cups worth! The King Arthur site (bakerscatalogue.com) has a 12 cup package for just under $5 - no wonder they list it as a best seller!
post #9 of 16
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Iwill volunteer my taste testing skill for shortbread eating!
First I have to test my efforts on local unsuspecting..I mean friends
post #10 of 16
That is cheap for the breadcrumbs-however won't the pkg get stale???
In case you are interested in my Barefood Contessabbokbook (I've haven't tried any of these) there is a Pecan shortbread recipe, in one of my William-Sonoma cookbooks-three recipes english toffe shortbread, pecan-lemon shortbread hears and walnit, chocolate and ginger shortbread fans. If interested I can pm any of these to you.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix View Post
Went to King Arthur's and ordered a scone pan (I usually do mine as handcut), a British Isle's design shortbread pan, as well as taking advantage of their great price on panko breadcrumbs (panko are the closest to the kind of italian breadcrumbs my gram could get in Utica NY..not powdery like sawdust, but dry, fine bits of bread).

I can't wait to make some shortbread to give as gifts and to see if I can have a half of one without causing myself any blood sugar issues.
I love King Arthur Flour. I browse their website all the time. And I too love to make shortbread. Simple ingredients, baked right, pure heaven. I was just looking at various places for shortbread molds. I have narrowed down my choices. Such pretty designs. I am going to have to take a look at the one you got.

Tricia
post #12 of 16
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That is cheap for the breadcrumbs-however won't the pkg get stale???
In case you are interested in my Barefood Contessabbokbook (I've haven't tried any of these) there is a Pecan shortbread recipe, in one of my William-Sonoma cookbooks-three recipes english toffe shortbread, pecan-lemon shortbread hears and walnit, chocolate and ginger shortbread fans. If interested I can pm any of these to you.
I have kept a box for a few months with no problem, and am hopeful these would get used up before going stale. (I use 2 cups each time I make meatballs, and use these for breading chicken or fish when using my fryer)

I would love the pecan shortbread recipe (yeah, extra protein, should make this okay for me...hah!)
post #13 of 16
I love shortbread! Good for you. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new pan! Retail therapy is great, isn't it!
post #14 of 16
Pat
Next time you need to come over here and help me with retail therepy ...

Miss Frankie jean no peeing other than in your box little lady
post #15 of 16
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Pat
Next time you need to come over here and help me with retail therepy ...

Miss Frankie jean no peeing other than in your box little lady
I'm afraid I woke up to Miss Frankie between us where she likes to sleep - pawing at the comforter..she had just peed - I really don't think she was there to "cover" what alix or ophelia might have done.
We are off to the v-e-t in the am, and hoping it's a uti versus behavioral.
post #16 of 16
Praying it is a URi that is easily medicated...
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