Shortbread is not bread
and shortbread is not short.
It is medium in length
and a biscuit, of sorts.
It was brought in the long boats;
the boats, which were long,
that belonged to the Vikings;
kings of Vi, who were strong.
And it commonly comes
in a tartan type tin
that is just long enough
to keep shortbread in.
- by Well-Wisher, as posted on ABC.Tales
I hope Well-Wisher doesn’t mind that I used his/her poem here. It’s so cute and well, I couldn’t think of a thing to say about shortbread – at least not that I hadn’t said before (here and here) – and went looking for help. You will see this shortbread again soon, but as team-player rather than the solo star. I did a taste run to see if it would work as the crust for my pumpkin cheesecake and realized it was delicious on its own. Though I admit it’s very 80s kind of dessert – this recipe would also work well as a crust for fruit pizza.
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So little fat for shortbread, yet still delicious! A culinary feat. The way I imagine making vegan shortbread would be with quite a hefty amount of “butter”, but yours actually looks healthy. Brava!
It’s not too guilt-inducing – which is great cuz I love shortbread, but always felt guilty about eating it.
Hazelnut shortbread may be my new favorite thing!
It certainly became mine for the duration of its existence :-).
I love shortbread & this version looks fabulous … gots to pin for later
Yay for Pins ;-)!
What am incredibly soft and tasty looking biscuit my friend
Choc Chip Uru
Yum yum yum and a great poem to start off!! Anyone that writes poems about food has a great soul!
I was kind of amazed that someone waxed eloquent about shortbread – but that’s the beauty of the internet.
Love this – Hazelnut Shortbread, and yes, I can just imagine how good that would be as crust for a sweet pizza too
I wouldn’t mind it drizzled in chocolate either ;-)!
I was wondering what you were going to replace the butter with and I must admit this looks marvellous. You need to hot-foot it over here and start flogging your delicious vegan alternative to all the tourists looking for shortie to take home from bonnie Scotland.
I don’t know, Lorna! Scotland and shortbread…it’s like America and apple pie – pretty much sacred territory!
This was sooo good. I think since I’ve had it in the combo act I’ll have to try the solo. I’ve got some lonely hazelnuts lingering in my pantry somewhere, and my S blade for the cuisinart finally arrived. Yay!
I don’t have a springform pan. Could I make it in a regular pan or baking dish?
I think a regular pan would work just fine!
That is some of the healthiest looking shortbread that I have ever seen…with Christmas coming up (traditional gluttonous indulgences allowed and excess shortbread to be downed with glee…) I need to make some and this recipe will allow me to eat some too! Cheers for making my Christmas more shortbready
Best part is – you just don’t miss the “butter!” It’s crumbly and crunchy and delicious!
and MINE Annie…don’t forget that bit ALL MINE!
Oh true!! How could I forget :-)!!
Looks amazing my dear! I need to break out my bag of hazelnut meal and make these! I have been saving it for something special
I’m going to try to make this one grain-free and see how it goes! I love hazelnuts, and I think they’re underused here. Yum!
Cool! Let me know how it works out!
I never would have thought that vegan shortbread was possible. Do you think I could use almond meal instead, just because I have it handy?
Yum! looks damn amazing!
Your vegan hazelnut shortbread looks amazing, Annie! Just so wonderful! I would drizzle hot vegan chocolate all over it! Ooh yes!
These look awesome! My shortbread always crumbles so this is a very welcomed recipe! Must be that damned butter
Would it be wrong to top this with chocolate-hazelnut butter and banana? That’s what I want to do!
Such a cute poem. The shortbread looks highly yummy!
i love this crumbly goodness with limited oil.. i need some of these in my life soon
Yum Annie these look too good not to make! The hazelnut sounds amazing!
This would be a great gift for Christmas! Oh, how I love shortbread!
This looks lovely Annie. Thanks so very much for sharing it in time to add to the growing list of holiday baking.
Will we have time to bake it all…sigh…
These are the problems to have.
I love shortbread and hazelnut, I never would’ve thought to make hazelnut shortbread! Wow, amazing and wonderful. I can’t wait to try this.
Match made in heaven :-)!