Sunday, May 31, 2009

easy peasy lemon squeezy

this recette for lemony shortbread is basically the opposite of the frangipane tart cos its so quick and easy. there are only 3 ingredients to your typical shortbread: butter flour sugar, this recipe called for lemon zest..although the cookies had a fun shape (like those math kits in grade school!) they were kinda lacking in flava flav, next time ill add more zest! although i smeared some raspberry jam on it and it was absolutely glorious. like a fat man's morning toast. whaaat.  lake ontario is so pretty - highlight of this 20 hour train ride. 

1 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar 

1 tbs lemon zest (ok i used some orange zest too..) 

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add zest and blend. Stir in flour a little at a time. Your dough will be crumbly, so pour it out onto a board and werk it out by hand until the dough is smooth. Roll it out into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Cut it into any shape you desire. Arrange the cookies on a baking sheet and bake in a 325 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.  see? SO easy.

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