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Title: Bread
Post by: dunkemhigh on May 13, 2022, 04:59:22 pm
My partner is making millionaires thingy, and just finished the shortbread. So, naturally, I asked her what longbread was but she was unable to say. Anyone know?
Title: Re: Bread
Post by: beanflying on May 14, 2022, 01:37:53 am
The Short bit of Shortbread is all about the dough type and the ingredients. Shortening generally refers to the fat content https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortening Generally we tend to use Unsalted butter over Lard or other types of fats for Shortbread but I guess they will work and likely are in commercial products for cost savings.
Title: Re: Bread
Post by: IanB on May 14, 2022, 02:18:43 am
I think it can be argued that shortbread is "short" because it has a soft, crumbly texture, like the similarly named shortcrust pastry.

"Long" bread, on the other hand, is traditional bread with a more chewy and less crumbly texture. So "longbread" is just bread.
Title: Re: Bread
Post by: beanflying on May 14, 2022, 02:25:42 am
There is really no such thing as longbread. What gives 'Shortbread' the crumbly texture is the 'shortening'. Shortcrust Pastry is similarly made with shortening giving it that texture.
Title: Re: Bread
Post by: sleemanj on May 14, 2022, 03:30:15 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLDrPWdOEic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLDrPWdOEic)
Title: Re: Bread
Post by: rfclown on May 14, 2022, 06:05:32 pm
Largest shortbread

https://www.worldrecordacademy.com/food/largest_pastry_Spanish_Bakery_breaks_Guinness_world_record_113178.html#:~:text=MALAGA%2C%20Spain%20%2D%2D%20For%20the,to%20the%20World%20Record%20Academy%3A (https://www.worldrecordacademy.com/food/largest_pastry_Spanish_Bakery_breaks_Guinness_world_record_113178.html#:~:text=MALAGA%2C%20Spain%20%2D%2D%20For%20the,to%20the%20World%20Record%20Academy%3A)

Title: Re: Bread
Post by: dunkemhigh on May 14, 2022, 06:37:07 pm
Shouldn't that be longest shortbread?  8)

Thank you all for the enlightenment.
Title: Re: Bread
Post by: rfclown on May 14, 2022, 07:44:12 pm
Shouldn't that be longest shortbread?  8)

Thank you all for the enlightenment.

It might not be the longest shortbread. I just Googled and this is what came up. Maybe longest shortbread isn't a world record category.
Title: Re: Bread
Post by: dunkemhigh on May 14, 2022, 11:13:43 pm
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Maybe longest shortbread isn't a world record category.

More than likely - it was a play on words made in jest. I suspect that was far off a world record too :)