I was so happy with my “Dirty White” bread that I made the ice cream sandwich for dinner (instead of waiting until breakfast). I started thinking it would go really well with Prosecco. I don’t drink but for some reason I instinctively knew they’d be a marriage made in heaven. Oddly enough, I had a little bottle of Prosecco in my refrigerator. It was from the time my boss decided to have “Speed Dating” events at the bakery. To make a long story short, my boss asked me to be the bait (in her Speed Date advertisements) to lure men into the store. It wasn’t prostitution! It was more of a smoke and mirrors game. At that time, the business wasn’t doing well, and my boss wanted to acquire new customers any way she could. She used to say: “A savvy woman must appreciate/understand and accept upselling!” I wasn’t insulted. I found it quite funny because the men thought they were getting one thing but instead each one ended up purchasing boxes of short bread cookies! As a “Thank you” my boss gave me the little bottle of Prosecco.
It was still relatively early; so I decided to bake short bread cookies. I made the dough; put it in the refrigerator to chill and fell asleep in front of the TV. I was ripped from sweet slumber by the yowling screams of cats fighting outside. I didn’t want my neighbors complaining (about the noisy cats) so I went outside to feed them.
“Butter Shortbread Cookie Dough” recipe is from Ming Tsai’s book, Simply Ming.