Short'nin' Bread

"Mix up the flour, then you'll be fed. Mama's little baby loves shortnin bread." My grandfather used to sing that to me when I was a kid. I'd never seen a recipe for the famed "shortnin bread" until I started digging around for some very old, Southern recipes. Show more

Ready In: 30 mins

Serves: 12




  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter with the brown sugar. Add the flour a bit at a time until mixed well.
  3. Roll out to 1/2-thickness and cut into "ladyfinger"-like slices. Place on a greased pan and bake for 20 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Cool completely.

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