Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shortcakes~Lightened~

You may remember a post I did..about one of our very favorite shortbread/cakes..the recipe is from a wonderful woman..Auntie Bernice..
I got everything out this week to make them..and decided to improvise~



I decided to try and make them a combination of small shortbreads that I love..and her shortcakes that I love..I may still continue to modify ....this time..I replaced 1 cup of regular flour w/ 1 cup of rice flour..

Like a lot~


Just a touch flakier than with all regular flour~

And really ..so appetizing in little square cake forms..



I received a beautiful tray as a gift a couple of yrs ago..and they just looked so nice sitting upon it~


Just go peek at the link..the recipe is there:) Just replace the 4 cups of flour..w/ 3 flour.. 1 rice flour..and "le tour est joué~"

If I have kept making these for almost 40 yrs.. they have to be keepers..and the little modification? Well ..it works too..

I have put these in the same tin as always.. my ME tin..from Auntie Bernices' daughter~ "Jojo"~

26 comments:

  1. Sounds heavenly! I just love real shortbread - not the fake stuff you buy in cans! If you have been making them for 40 years they have to be amazing!

    I would never think to put in the rice flour. Fun to try that in several recipes.

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  2. che meraviglia questa ricetta!baci!

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  3. They have to be fabulous! Not sure we can get rice flour here. Love your pretty little sugar cubes! How perfectly sweet they are! A delightful post as always! xxoo

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  4. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

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  5. Modifications make cooking fun Monique. Looks delicious.
    Sam

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  6. That's just how I make my shortbread - with rice flour. I love the flakiness! I discovered the trick a few years back by doing lots of online research. I'm going to make mine this weekend :)

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  7. Super idea to replace some of the flour with rice flour ~ I didn't think they could get any better! I love the bite-size ones, too. You are so clever, Ms. Magical!! xo

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  8. I've never used rice flour but love flaky shortbread and am going to put it on my list. Love the idea of bite sized--one can eat two without any guilt!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  9. Hmm, rice flour... who knew! Wonder if you could use brown rice flour... I love the nuttiness. They do look great on that plate... I love traditions, especially those involving FOOD.

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  10. They look like heaven...
    I have a post prepared using that same recipe from my mom.
    Instead of the rice flour, I used maizena...it does make such a difference...melt in your mouth....!
    Beautiful Monique..truely, I love your blog!
    Shel

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  11. They looks absolutely amazing Monique! I had a friend whose Mom always added some rice flour to her shortbread...I lost her recipe...
    I must try this one!
    Such beautiful pics...
    L~xo

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  12. They look terrific and so tempting! I love the addition of rice flour.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  13. Wonderful sounding recipe and GORGEOUS photos too!
    Karen

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  14. Love the idea of making shorbrad with rice flour; they look so nice. I would love to try these.
    Rita

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  15. I have tried substituting rice flour for a bit of the wheat flour in shortbread and was also very happy with the results. I thought the resulting cookies had a finer texture. Lovely photos, Monique.

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  16. My grandmother used rice flour in her recipe. I'll have to bug her this Christmas to see if she still has the recipe.
    I love your blog here. I want my blog to look like this when it grows up :)

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  17. Love the idea of the rice flour - delicious
    Mary x

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  18. Thank you...

    Yesteryum..You are so sweet..

    There is no place for growing up..Stay as you are:) It is refreshing....

    I hope you are all able to enjoy preparations of the season..and if you are on your own..i wish you a gentle peace..in knowing..that you are really not alone...and on your own~

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  19. Hi Monique...Love your shortbread! I don't have internet since last week, will write soon, hopeful;ly after tomorrow when technicien leaves. I am on mobile phone...useless with it!
    bisous
    Ronelle

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  20. Monique, these are so unusual! I've never used rice flour...what a great idea. And they look divine. I like the idea of making a shortbread/shortcake. Checking out the recipe now....

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  21. I am confident re this recipe:) It's a winner..

    Bisous..

    Take care~

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  22. These are so beautiful! And wonderful served as little bites...and so pretty and festive! Perfect for the holidays!

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  23. Il n'y a rien de meilleur que les shortbreads à la farine de riz ... J'ajoute quant à moi quelques gouttes d'essence de rose dans la pâte ... Ça donne un petit goût divin ...

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  24. i love how everything you make is light and tiny :)

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  25. I can imagine these would make a great gift - who can resist shortbread? Love the little squares - so dainty!

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