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#1 Richard Kilgore

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 05:08 AM

I am looking for a shortbread recipie that would be good for the lemon pistachio tart in another recent thread. Can anyone point me to a recipie or have one you can post?

#2 Steve Klc

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 06:08 AM

Here's my basic shortbread cookie dough:

430g butter, 250g 10X, 1 T vanilla extract, pinch salt and 585g cake flour--10 minutes at 190 C (375 F)

I could have sworn I posted this before--did you search? You could also grate some zest into this.

There's a very nice Breton shortbread dough in the Bau pastry book, as well, to compare.
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#3 Mottmott

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 08:13 AM

Steve, maybe the eGullet Recipes would benefit by adding a category for basic foods that appear as elements in many recipes.

Of course these things appear over and over in cookbooks . But there's such a comfort level when a recipe has been used by someone we know personally or whose posts we've followed on eGullet.
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#4 PastryLady

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 09:33 AM

Hilda's shortbread recipe

I searched and this was the only recipe that came up under shortbread. Maybe you could search for a shortdough and have better luck.
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#5 Richard Kilgore

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 09:25 PM

Thanks Steve and Debra.

#6 Steve Klc

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 03:57 AM

FYI--here's one of my adaptations of the Bau "Breton" which might go well in that tart application:

160 g egg yolks
320 g sugar
300 g salted butter, soft
20 g olive oil
450 g AP flour
30 g baking powder
lemon zest
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#7 Richard Kilgore

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 07:37 AM

Thank, Steve. That does look like it will work well with that tart. I'll try it first.





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