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*blinks* am I the only person who finds politics un-dramatic? Really?!?

Wow. Okay....

'Cos harrysmom  and natertatersmom  said so...and because I love them and harrysmom  is *evil*  :D

I'm making tea. I'm making tea so that I can munch on a Maple Shortbread cookie and watch ...well, we said no drama, so we'll just leave it at tea and biccie...

Whilst at the WalMart last weekend, gathering supplies for the wedding cake and Groom's pudding I'll be making, I also found some new tea towels in nice fall colors and it came with a maple leaf cutout.

Thus, an idea was born...

Here's the recipe:


 

Maple Shortbread cookie
First you have to make Maple butter *giggles*

2/3 cup maple syrup and ½ cup butter (room temperature)

In a small saucepan, bring maple syrup to a boil and reduce by half, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand at room temperature. When cool, add the butter and stir until completely blended.

Place in refrigerator until firm (I let it go overnight). Makes ¾ cup.

Shortbread recipe
¾ cup maple butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt

Combine the maple butter, flour and salt in a food processor. Pulse until all the ingredients are well combined and form a ball. Flatten into a disk shape. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until the dough is well chilled.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Position rack to center of oven.

Remove dough from fridge and roll to ¼-inch thickness. With cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake until slightly golden brown, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes about three dozen two-inch cookies.



Oh, and here's what the wedding cake'll look like....
 I went out and bought a 13 inch offeset spatula just for this behemoth, as well as several dowels and cardboard separators...

I also found a *cute* box made especially for transporting 9" pies and cakes wihtout damage to the cake. So Aymes, I'll arrive in CT with applecake intact, and won't mess up your kitchen in the process   :)

Comments

OMG! you call it THE WALMART too?

Applecake? Are we to have Applecake on that Monday night? Or is this for some other occassion???

hmmm??
*hee* yeah, but I am from North Alabama...Tennessee Valley girl.

The applecake is slated for Monday, unless Aymes says otherwise

:)
*wails*
Sweetpea, not only will I teach you how to make it, but if you want to make it and send it to folks or serve it for the hols, you can come to my kitchen and use my kitchen aid and pans

:)
I don't WANT the recipe...I want to GOOO!!!!

*wails more*
get on the plane with me!!
Okay, I think I'll make the Shortbread cookies this weekend. Should be a nice treat :)

I don't find politics dramatic either. *shrugs*
you can tuck the dough in the fridge a day early so that the day you want them it's just roll, cut, and bake...
Awesome sauce recipe:

Stir in one Stacy.

That's it.

I would love to watch the debate with you guys like I love watching football with you guys.

I'm also game for watching grass grow with you guys.

Please tell Joe that Nathan prayed for his "tenticles" last night. (He'd overheard Dee and I talking about his "procedure")
*spits tea*
I'll pass along Tater's well wishes for the tenticles...
Please tell Joe that Nathan prayed for his "tenticles" last night.

*dies*

I'm sure he'll appreciate the well-wishes.

Stacy, I love the cake! Take pictures for us, please!
Oh you'll all have baking, construction and finished product pics...

*must get working LED camera*
Tenticles???

Well I guess it goes the same as Harry having 'cup check' before a baseball game.
*giggles*

Edited at 2008-10-08 01:30 am (UTC)
Oh but I was looking forward to you messing up my kitchen. Oh well, you'll just have to help me mess it up.
*has visions of Steve's horror at the goyim in the kitchen*
*dies laughing*
I would love to get messy with you and I can't wait for potato kugel!
I wish that I could make a cake like that. I have enough trouble making one with a box mix.

Groom's pudding?
Yes, the Groom doesn't want cake...he wants bread pudding *rolls eyes*

Which is dead simple, but not what I'd call "wedding fancy".

I'm making it in rounds, so that it looks nice on the servette...

Little bugger almost got an armadillo cake

I can teach you how to make that cake!
OMG!!! You're making that?!! You are even more amazing than I ever imagined!!!

And thank you so much for the recipes!!! Yum!!!

I ♥ you!! I cannot WAIT to see you in just over 2 weeks!! *dances*