Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Cooking Q & A / Question:Quick- Shortbread- Fingers
    Lost? Site Map

    Question:Quick- Shortbread- Fingers

    Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:29 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Quick Shortbread Fingers

    I've made this today but why does my mix not firm up I've kneaded it for ages and it just crumbles everytime
    Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:36 am Groupie
    The moisture content of flour can vary from day to day, from season to season, and from batch to batch - as can the water content of butter. If it's dry and crumbly and won't form a ball, then you may need to add a tiny bit of ice water. However, if you've been kneading it a long time, you've already activated the gluten, and your cookies will be tough. I'd toss that batch, and start over. If it doesn't come together easily, add a half-teaspoon of ice-cold water at a time until it does come together.
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:38 am Groupie
    I am not a huge baker but it seems odd to me that the butter and sugar are not creamed together first before adding the flour.

    Also, did you sift the flour? Maybe you compacted it too tightly into your measuring cup and in effect used to much flour.
    Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:20 pm Groupie
    Shortbread dough normally is slightly crumbly, but I agree that if you've been kneading a while, the dough is probably ruined.
    E-mail me when someone replies to this
    Add this to My Favorite Topics
    Alert us of inappropriate posts

    Free Weekly Newsletter

    Get the latest recipes and tips delivered right to your inbox.

    Your e-mail is safe. Privacy Policy

    Ideas from

    Powered by phpBB 2.0.1 © 2002 phpBB Group

    Over 475,000 Recipes Network of Sites