Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tibbie's Short Bread
Preheat 325°Using the butter wrappers from a LB of butter, grease large four sided cookie sheet. Cover pan with wax paper, and grease wax paper in the same manner.
1 LB butter (room temperature)
1 cup of sugar
5 cups of flour
1 cup rice flour (found in health food stores - you can use white or brown)
Cream sugar and butter
Transfer to an extra-large bowl. Add flour kneading with your hands until dough pulls away from the sides forming a ball. (10 minutes.)
Spread dough on prepared tray. Using the heels of your hand push evenly to all sides. Top with saran wrap or wax paper and smooth out with rolling pin. Remove top saran. Prick at even intervals with fork. Bake 325° oven for 40 minutes, or until lightly golden in color.
Secret: Cut in squares while still hot, cool completely before removing from tray. Wax paper will peel off from the bottom. Store in airtight container. If they become soft they can be put back into the oven for a few minutes.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Sadly in April 1999 my sister and I had to sell our parent's beloved home.
In packing I found a remnant of the first curtains my mom made for her new 1956 kitchen. I tucked it away knowing someday I would surprise my sister with it in some fashion. Well , she’s about to be a grandmother, and this Christmas I’m surprising both my niece and sister with cookbooks with recipes and family stories covered in quilted fabric from our childhood kitchen. (Luckily no one in my family ever goes on my blog and PS I made one for myself and maybe a future granddaughter someday…) Merry Christmas Everyone.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I'm getting there, and hopefully by this weekend all sewing project gifts traveling long distances will be in the mail.
I loved the way these turned out and I actually made up a tutorial for the pattern but I can't figure out how to post a Word doc, and PDFs distort....Oh well, my intentions were good. If anyone wants the pattern I can email it to you.