1/1 Photo of Julia Child's Hungarian Shortbread by Charles
1 hr 5 mins
I was served this wonderful dessert at a friend's house for dinner and asked him to please let me have the recipe so I could post it here - It is a Julia Child! I love it because of the texture and not overly sweet. He used sour cherries instead of the rhubarb. You may use your favorite Jam or preserves instead of the rhubard. It really is easy to make if you follow the instructions.
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- 1The Jam:.
- 2Place rhubarb, sugar& water in a saucepan.
- 3Split the Vanilla bean and scrape the soft seeds into the pan, (keep the pod for further use in another recipe).
- 4Bring to a simmer over low heat, cook stirring often until the rhubarb is soft.
- 5Cool the jam.
- 7Whisk the flour, baking powder& salt together, set aside.
- 8In another bowl beat the butter until it is pale and fluffy.
- 9Add the egg yolks& sugar and beat until until the sugar is disolved and you have a light mixture.
- 10With you mixer on low speed slowly add the flour mixture, mix ONLY until the ingredients are incorporated.
- 11Turn the dough out on you cutting board, cut in half and form each half into a ball, wrap each ball in plastic wrap.
- 12Freeze the dough for at least 30 minutes.
- 13Assembling& Baking:.
- 14Preheat oven to 350F with rack in center of the oven.
- 15Remove one ball of dough from the freezer and grate the dough into a 9x12" baking pan (use large hole side of your 4 sided grater).
- 16Pat the dough- don't press it, so it gets evenly spread in the pan getting right into the corners too.
- 17Spread with the Rhubard jam (or jam, preserve of your choice).
- 18Grate the remaining ball of dough on top, pat gently so it is evenly spread.
- 19Bake for apprx 40 minutes or until it is golden.
- 20As soon as you take the pan from the oven dust the shortbread with confectioner's sugar and cool to room temperature on a rack.
- 21Cut into bars.
- 22The size& shape is up to you.
- 23It is nice served with a dab of whipped cream.
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Nutritional Facts for Julia Child's Hungarian Shortbread by Charles
Serving Size: 1 (2105 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 305.3
- Calories from Fat 147
- Total Fat 16.3 g
- Saturated Fat 10.0 g
- Cholesterol 71.4 mg
- Sodium 59.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 37.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
- Sugars 21.0 g
- Protein 2.9 g
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