I have never made chicken and dumplings before. Normally, I made a chicken soup and put noodles or rice in it. But it was not hard and I understand the appeal of big fluffy clouds of starch.
I made the white lily biscuit recipe but I added a lot of black pepper and 2T of finely chopped parsley. The only thing is that it did not keep. The dumplings disintegrated into the soup when reheated.
When I was pregnant with my second child, I would visit this bakery near my daughter's gymnastics place. They had something there called brown sugar shortbread. I loved this cookie and it has no chocolate. Well after the birth of my second child, I never ventured near that bakery again. I was flipping through a cook book that I had borrowed from the library and came upon a recipe called brown sugar shortbread.
So I made it and ate it and now I am happy.
A few notes about this recipe- use the fanciest butter you can. For me that was some Kerrygold. The butter flavor is very strong so you want to use the good stuff.
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons white sugar
Preheat the oven to 350.
Whip the butter in a mixer until it has doubled in volume. Add the sugar and salt and cream together.
Sift together the flour, cornstarch and cinnamon. Add this in three additions to the butter. It should just come together. If it looks a bit sandy, that is okay.
Pat this down into a greased 1/4 sheet pan. Prick with a fork and score how you want to cut it.
Bake for 15 minutes then take it out, turn it when you put it back in the oven so the back is front and vice versa, Bake another 15 minutes. Leave it in the oven to cool. Pull it out and put the white sugar on it.
Let it cool in the pan for 30 minutes.
If you did the scoring right, you can pick it up and it will break where you want it to. But if it does not, you can just use a knife and cut it.
I am a tiny Asian woman trying to navigate the Deep South. I have a profound love of all things deep fried.
I married a man seven years my junior (WHO IS THE ROCK STAR! JAYUUH!)
I have a well developed sense of humor and a poorly developed sense of spacial relations.
I share too much, which is why I need to blog to edit before I over share with people how often I poop and how I saw my first gray hair at 24 AND IT WAS NOT ON MY HEAD.
I had a child on February 2007 I had another child in October of 2011. My life has not been the same. It has gotten a lot better.
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