Baking with Julia: Hungarian Shortbread

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When it came to the choice of

Hungarian Shortbread

©ungarisches Buttergebäck (5)

this week, I had no idea what’s the Hungarian part of this. I asked my fellow bloggers, but they couldn’t answer the question in a satisfactory manner. ORsi knows similar pastry from home and Anikós family didn’t serve it. So I have no idea, if Gale Gand’s recipe is authentic or not.

Because my rhubarb

©Rhabarber2012

needs more time I liked the idea from saveur and used raspberry jam and unsalted, uncultured butter – Süßrahmbutter, as well as spelt pastry flour.

©Zutaten ungarisches Buttergebäck

I made half the recipe in a springform pan, reduced the sugar amount and didn’t dust with icing sugar.

©Collage(2) ungarisches Teegebäck

The Hungarian Shortbread wasn’t too sweet, and it was gone fast. But I don’t think, I’ll make it again.

Baking with Julia For the recipe visit the sites of our hosts Lynette and Cher or buy the bookBild.
For more Hungarian Shortbreads look here

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13 Gedanken zu „Baking with Julia: Hungarian Shortbread

  1. Ckay (Gast)

    Hungarian Shortbread
    Oh, what a pity you didn’t like it. I’ve loved it!
    and I love your rhubarb plants! Mmmm more jam?

    I’ve reduced sugar, butter by 1/3 and was still delicious!

    Greetings from Switzerland (fast Nachbarschaft!)

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  2. Ckay (Gast)

    Hungarian Shortbread
    Hi
    Here I am again.
    Thank you for stopping by and thank you for commenting.

    Sorry if I ask but I did not understand what you meant with „And to answer your question: I bought the book…“
    Was I doubting someting in my comments or posts? Ups, I hope not, because I never meant to.
    Thank you for replying
    CKay

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  3. Elaine (Gast)

    I am sorry you didn’t like it, but your shortbread turned out lovely. I also didn’t use the confectioner’s sugar and didn’t think this was overly sweet.

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  4. Cher (Gast)

    Your shortbread are very lovely – I am sorry this wasn’t a hit for you.

    Love the rhubarb plants – they look just like the ones behind my parent’s house :-)

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  5. Teresa (Gast)

    We were lucky – the rhubarb came in beautifully just in time for this recipe. We really enjoyed it – as someone pointed out, it’s perfect for Christmas baking.

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