Finally. I am finally beginning to believe that spring is around the corner. I have been going stir crazy with the rest of you which has led me to pick up a new hobby.
I have a problem with new hobbies in that I instantly want and expect that I will be able to do a very advanced thing as soon as I begin. For example, what inspired me to start crocheting is that my friend makes these adorable crocheted animals
and so I thought, “oh those would be so cute to give as baby gifts, I want to make those!”. Well I have learned that I can’t run before I walk, that is, baby steps walk. Also, I find it ironic that I found this new hobby that involves wanting to make scarves for everyone I know just as we are finally able to shed the down jackets and can feel the warmth of the sun again. Oh well, we will be prepared for next winter I guess.
Spring and summer are my favorite cooking and baking seasons because of the fresh, flavorful ingredients that are in season. This Brown Butter Shortbread is the perfect way to ring in spring. I paired the shortbread with a simple raspberry sauce, but it would be equally as delicious with salted caramel, melted chocolate or all on it’s own.
This Brown Butter Shortbread is so slightly crunchy and crumbly enough that it seems to just melt in your mouth. The nuttiness of the browned butter really puts the shortbread over the edge and makes it just rich enough.