Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Gentle Friends, we were out and about Saturday Thrifting, and overall it was a bust, but even with not quite the selection we're used to I did find a few treasures....

... from l to r - a box of sweet little handpainted glass ornaments and when I saw the Rosary box I thought that was all there was, then I popped it open and out fell a sterling Rosary, I bought this for Rico, then I found the Brown Bag shortbread pan, called "Norwegian Trees" for $4 - what a deal!!!
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 One of my all time, and I mean all time favorite cookies is shortbread. I have loved Walkers for decades, but I've never tried to make shortbread.  On Sunday afternoon after Mass, I thought, "I'm sure I can do this" and sure enough using the recipe on the web site.................. slam bam - in a pan - from start to finish - about 45 minutes later out of the oven popped.......
..... this delectable piece of pastry - I'll never buy shortbread again.  I think I got scared and left it in a few minutes too long as it did brown a bit more than it should, but it is (was) oh so good!!!  That large crack on the right is were I caught it on the pan when I turned it upside down....

...... while still warm I cut it into pieces and sprinkled a little sugar on top for sparkle.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again soon!!

Take care,
edgar

26 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great finds--I love shortbread and my friend makes the best!

Caitlin D said...

Oh that looks delicious!! You always manage to find some amazing things.

Julie said...

Stunning little Christmas ornaments.
The shortbread looks very tasty.

Terri said...

Shortbread is my favorite! I'm going to check out that recipe!!

Anna van Schurman said...

I'll be right over for the shortbread. Big fan!

Natasha said...

Great finds, those ornaments are very cute. I have never tried making shortbread but now seeing yours I think I should try.

Bonnie Brown said...

those shortbread do look really good!

Kerri said...

I am married to a Scot and haven't found a recipe that comes close to Walkers, but I will try this one. Looks delicious.

Love that pan. That is a huge score.

Margaret said...

Fantastic finds! I love the glass ornaments. And the shortbread -- wow! Looks so yummy!

needlenurse said...

It doesn't look like a bust. How well do you think the shortbread will ship? I can give you my mailing address. LOL! I love that you always include the link to the recipes that you use. I've bookmarked the Brown Bag site.....loved it. Too bad they don't sell retail, now to find a store that sells them. Thanks for sharing a little part of your life with us.

Paula

Berit said...

Oh, Edgar—this post is divine! I love all your finds, and what gorgeous shortbread!!! I love it all ways—direct from the mold and served with style on beautiful silver. :D I bought a child's plate and bowl set in silver a few months ago and could really use your polishing tips. I don't want to over-do and obliterate the definition of the figures. (It is "Old Mother Hubbard"and alphabet with lots of dogs and animals. I've been meaning to send you a pic with the question.

P.S. The ornaments and rosary are also just tops!!! Super!

CathieJ said...

Mmmm, that shortbread looks delicious. What a great pan! Those ornaments are very pretty.

Barb said...

I would say you did very well with the thrifting!I ,too, love shortbread. My market sells a wonderful one with chocolate chips. I just might try making my own.

P.J. said...

What lovely finds even during a sparse hunt... Beautiful short bread; I can just feel it melting on my tongue. I may have to try that recipe myself. :)

Denise said...

As always, love your finds!
For some reason, I was not able to locate the shortbread recipe on Walker's site - could you provide the link? I would really like to try
this recipe! thanks....

Shirlee said...

What great finds! Love that shortbread pan! I had to laugh because yesterday I bought a Nordic Ware shortbread pan at Target! John loves shortbread & I thought I'd give making it a try. What recipe did you use? I know you said you got it from "the web site," but what web site?

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Oh your shortbread looks so good Edgar...oh it looks so very delicious. What recipe did you use...I would love to have this recipe.

your goodies that you bought at the thrift place looks so very nice. I love the Ornaments.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Gene Black said...

I think maybe the shortbread pan is a better find than you realize. A "gift" that keeps on giving. "this delectable piece of pastry - I'll never buy shortbread again. "

akaber9598 said...

I have several cookie molds I've never used. Your post gave me just the motivation I needed and will give them a try soon! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You found some treasures! Especially the shortbread pan, we have one with a different design and we use it to make yummy shortbread all the time, my favorite uses the regular recipe and then John adds 1 cup of milk chocolate chips. It's wonderful!
Thanks for the fun post, Edgar.
Lancy

Melody said...

What great finds! The shortbread looks so good! I've never made it either. The pan is so pretty for it.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I have trouble getting mine out of the pan, so I usually use the cookie press. Any secrets to share? That WAS a great deal on the BB!

LoriU said...

I love those puffy little ornaments! My grandma used to have those on her tree!

I like using the Trisha Yearwood shortbread recipe. Sometimes I add cinnamon to it! Here is the recipe:

1 cup self rising flour
1 stick softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
Mix all in the mixer until combined then press into pan. Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes.

Dale Cockrell said...

I miss our Saturdays of going to estate sales and thrift stores so much. not the same with my sisters as it was with my best friend and brother from another mother. miss you

Gabriele said...

Great finds - I love the Christmas ornaments. You really got a good eye for all these wonderful things.
Greetings from Germany

Kay said...

I love shortbread, the flavour depends on how good your butter is so buy the best you can. x