After my shortbread mishap yesterday, I thought I would follow it up with a perfect shortbread recipe. These cookies are just great. Buttery and crisp. They pair well with the sweet frosting and tart jam. As soon as I found this recipe on the BBC I broke out my trusty scale & piping bag, & gave it a shot. I would suggest piping the rosettes a wee bit smaller than suggested. I think they would be really dreamy if they were bite size. You also want to try to pipe them as flat as possible or you will have difficulty with the sandwiches staying together when sitting on the plate like I did with a few of them.
I just started watching Boardwalk Empire. I needed something to watch while I bake and edit pictures and type all this stuff up. It was a really solid choice. I know I am about four years late to the craze, but somehow it just slipped by me. I am in love with the set design and all the fashion. There have been a few times now that I have looked up from what I was doing and when I finally looked back down it was 20 minutes later. So maybe it's not all that conducive to my productivity. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something about the lighting and this tea cup really reminds me of Boardwalk Empire. That's what started this whole tangent.