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Online dunkemhigh

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Bread
« 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?
 

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Re: Bread
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Bread
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Bread
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Bread
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2022, 03:30:15 am »
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Re: Bread
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 06:37:07 pm »
Shouldn't that be longest shortbread?  8)

Thank you all for the enlightenment.
 

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Re: Bread
« Reply #7 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.
 

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Re: Bread
« Reply #8 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 :)
 


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