Sunday, December 13, 2009
Mosaic Monday - Chandeliers of Dundurn Castle
The crystal chandelier in the large dining room I captured in a relfection of the mirror over the mantle.
Just below this picture is the long table it hangs over.
'Below stairs' at the castle we tasted shortbread fresh from the antiquated woodstove.
Today when browsing through some old cookbooks I found in the 1982 edition of Canadian Living's Merry Christmas Cookbook Special the shortbread recipe from the castle.
Dundurn Castle Shortbread
1 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
In a medium mixing bowl, soften butter slightly by creaming then stir in sugar, salt and egg yolk.
Add flour, a little at a time until too stiff to work with a spoon. Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly, blending in more flour until dough begins to crack.
Divide the dough into 3 portions and pat into 6 inch circles on ungreased baking sheets. Pinch the edges and prick all over with a fork.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes or until a pale golden brown.
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