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What recipe are you known for amongst your friends and family?

Here we go with using the Dec 2014 blogging prompts.

What recipe are you known for amongst your friends and family?

Shortbread cookiesI make the best shortbread in the world. I learned my Great Granny Snow’s secret recipe from my Aunt Wendy. Why Great Granny chose Aunt Wendy from among all her granddaughters to teach, and why Aunt Wendy chose me from among all her nieces to teach, is a mystery, but I believe it’s ‘cuz Aunty Wendy loved me the best! (Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong on that, Aunt Wendy).

Now, there are two things about this recipe. One thing is that it is really all in the technique. I could give you the list of ingredients (even the super secret tip about one of the ingredients) and the instructions, but you wouldn’t be able to make these cookies. When my Aunt Wendy taught me this recipe, she showed me something about the dough that I have never told anyone and never written down. And it is the key to making the best shortbread in the world.

The second thing is – I don’t even like shortbread.

One Response to What recipe are you known for amongst your friends and family?

  1. janice says:

    I am also known as the best shortbread maker amongst my friends and family. For my recipe as well, the secret is in the technique….people look at me sceptically when I offer the recipe but mention that without a demonstration, it is unlikely they will be successful reproducing it.

    I probably made a dozen batches of this over the Christmas Season but not one stayed in my house….that is where I differ from you…I LOVE IT!

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