Nelson Eddy’s Shortnin’ Bread Recipe

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Nelson Eddy’s Shortnin’ Bread recipe has been published in several places over the years but I thought you would enjoy it.

From an old movie magazine: “[Nelson Eddy] admits that much of his fan mail contains shortnin’ bread formulae from well-meaning listeners who try to fill his aching void. In desperation, Eddy conducted a month of experiments in his kitchen and now sends his own recipe for shortnin’ bread in retaliation. The pastry, a la Nelson:”

Prep time: 10 Min. Cook time: 25 Min. Serves: 18

4 cups sifted flour
1 cup light brown sugar
2 cups butter or other shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix dry ingredients. Work in butter.
Press on a floured board to 1/2” thickness. Cut to shape and bake in a moderate oven, 20-25 minutes.