1smallkitchen and Cher of The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler for hosting this week's Tuesdays with Dorie!
This is quite an interesting recipe. The word "shortbread" makes me think of the think, crumbly, buttery, sweet cookies from Christmastime (typing that just made me wish it was Christmas...), but this is nothing like that. The dough is simple enough, and is grated (grated???) into a pan, with a layer of homemade rhubarb jam in between. The jam was actually surprisingly simple to make, but I don't think the rhubarb we bought was the greatest - kind of tasteless.
This recipe has a LOT of butter in it, but somehow doesn't taste overly buttery. I cut down the sugar to 1 1/2 cups based on previous reviews, but it wasn't lacking sweetness. This really did not turn out like the shortbread I'm used to, but like a cake with a little sweet layer in the middle. The bottom line is, DELICIOUS. I didn't even top this with the extra powdered sugar, because it just didn't need it.