Shortbread1 pound unsalted butter, softened¼ cup granulated sugar1 cup powdered sugar1 tsp vanilla extractPinch of salt4 cups all purpose flourPreheat oven to 350 degrees.In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and mix again. Add two cups of flour and the pinch of salt and mix on low speed until a dough forms. Add the last two cups of flour and mix again on low until a very stiff dough forms.Gather dough together with your hands and place on a lightly floured surface. Divide into two pieces. Using a floured rolling pin, roll each piece of dough until flattened to about 1” thickness. Wrap in plastic film and place pieces on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. This dough will firm up in quickly because of the high butter content. If your dough is difficult to roll, let it stand at room temperature for a few minutes until it is pliable.While still cold, roll out dough to ¼” thickness. For perfectly even shortbread, use two ¼” flat dowels on either side of the dough as a guide. Rolling pin guide bands are also available in varying sizes at kitchen specialty stores.Cut dough into desired shapes. Bake on parchment lined cookie sheets until lightly golden around the edges:7-10 minutes for small cookies12-15 minutes for medium cookies17-20 minutes for large cookies
The Arts Management Program and Origami Sound Presents
Represent: A Tribute to Jazz, Blues and Soul
6PM | March 15 2012 | Black Box SDA
The Executives Band
& Flippin Soul Stompers
Tickets at P300
CSB Student Price at P250
If you sell 5 tickets, your ticket is free.
Drinks will be served throughout the evening.
ORDEV & CSB LIFE ACCREDITED
For Tickets: 917.835.3828
GO. GO. GO. It’ll be FUN! :D
It’s February, the so-called “love month”, and everybody seems to be talking about Valentine’s Day—but in a bad way. I seriously don’t get it. If you’re a lonely little girl—or boy (I don’t want be sexist here)—who has a bitter heart and no date on Valentine’s day, then go hide under a rock! You have no right whatsoever to be posting stuff about how pathetic the people are who celebrate, or how Valentine’s day sucks, or even how Cupid is nothing but an ugly old man in a diaper. Some people (unlike you, of course) have a life, a love, and a reason to celebrate. So instead of going around bursting everyone’s bubble, use your allowance to buy yourself a life. Geez.