easy, breezy, beautiful – four ingredient rum balls

Once again, I’m so far behind in holiday preparations that I’ve practically given up before I’ve even managed to get started. There’s no tree in my new house, no decorations up, no baking done, very few gifts organized, and only one card mailed (to my cousin in England). Despite the fact that I’m a Christmas minimalist – I need some serious help.

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serious Scottish shortbread

This is the real McCoy. Seriously. Traditional Scottish shortbread. Three ingredients – flour, butter, sugar. In that order. Light on sugar, heavy on butter. Melt-in-your-mouth.

I’m not going to say anything further except that I managed to procure the treasured recipe while doing a restaurant review of Sir John’s Public House in Kingston, Ontario.

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