July 6, 2013

Question of the Day

Since I made shortbread cookies the other day, I've been doing a little research about this delectable treat.  Have you ever wondered how they got their name?  It came from this one important ingredient.  Can you guess what it is?

The answer is shortening.  Another interesting tidbit is that it was called bread by bakers of long ago because they avoided having to pay the tax that was placed on biscuits.


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    1. Nice guess because shortbread is made with flour but that's not the answer. Try again!