Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TWD - Recipe "Rewind"

Mari of Mevrouw Cupcake chose Creme Brulee for this weeks TWD recipe. Now, while I am a huge fan of Creme Brulee, I am not huge fan of the process of making one. Quite frankly, I'm scared and a little bit intimidated. So when given the option to chose a previous TWD recipe to make, I picked the very first recipe - Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread.

I decided that since I had some chopped hazelnuts laying around, I would use those instead of pecans and I substituted cinnamon for the cloves. I followed the instructions darn near to the "T" and all was going quite well. The shortbread looked beautiful on the cookie sheets and during the first few minutes of baking I was indulging in fantasies of dipping the finished cookies in chocolate and pouring another cup of coffee. The kitchen timer jolted me out of fantasy land and reality slapped me in the face when I opened the oven door.

I must have rolled the cookies too thin because they melted into one huge monster cookie that had neither the taste nor texture of shortbread. Bummer.

Oh well, better luck next week! Please check out the other TWD bakers here.


Lori said...

OH!! what a shock and disappointment! maybe you can just crumble them and put them over ice cream. that sounds yummy.

Christine said...

Oh I am so sorry that your shortbread didn't come out. You really had me picturing the cookies dipped in chocolate with a good hot cup of coffee. I was so there with you!

Anonymous said...

OH, i am so sorry about how your cookies turned out. The idea of dipping them in chocolate was fantastic especially since you used hazelnuts.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people had problems with these cookies. I like the ice cream crumble idea. :P

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

You're not the only one who had trouble with these cookies! I used butter and chilled them before baking. They taste good, though, either way!