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Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby TeresaFoodie » June 11th, 2018, 8:28 am

I was given a large tin of M&S delicious shortbread last Christmas in a lovely tin. I have many biscuits left in the tin! I did have one a few days ago and it tasted fine, but being six months old now they are probably bordering on being unfit for human consumption, surely?

If you were me would you:

Bin them and use the lovely tin for something else

Continue to munch as they are for the next six months

Do something else with them, if so, what? Cheesecake base? :chops:

By the way, I hate food waste, but not as much as I hate food poisoning! :scared:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby suffolk » June 11th, 2018, 8:31 am

"Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread" ..... does not compute :?

Eat them ... before I feel obliged to come and help you :chops:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby TeresaFoodie » June 11th, 2018, 8:33 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby suffolk » June 11th, 2018, 8:34 am

No such thing as biscuit poisoning ... there wouldn't be any Wildies left if there was :oops:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby PatsyMFagan » June 11th, 2018, 8:37 am

suffolk wrote:"Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread" ..... does not compute. Eat them ... before I feel obliged to come and help you


Me too … :chops:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby TeresaFoodie » June 11th, 2018, 8:39 am

suffolk wrote:No such thing as biscuit poisoning ... there wouldn't be any Wildies left if there was :oops:


Another :lol:

Maybe I should crack them open when my mum and my Freecycle lady come round later!
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby suffolk » June 11th, 2018, 8:46 am

Well, you could ........... but it'd be rude to eat them in front of them and not share ........
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby earthmaiden » June 11th, 2018, 8:49 am

My favourites. Eat them, offer them to your mum etc. be a bit greedy for a treat! That's what food gifts are for! They do work crumbled up as a 'deconstructed' fruit crumble if you really can't eat them all.
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby suffolk » June 11th, 2018, 9:10 am

You could use some to make a No Bake biscuit chocolate fridge cake :chops: Apparently it's HM's favourite :chops:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby earthmaiden » June 11th, 2018, 9:21 am

However, I am a bit confused as to how you could manage to eat a whole chocolate fridge cake if you can't manage to eat a few biscuits .... :?
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby suffolk » June 11th, 2018, 9:28 am

Apparently whenever the Queen has one made for her she has it transported with her wherever she goes until she's finished it ... that's what I call dedication :lol:

And as Ma always said as she fed it to my children 'There's iron in chocolate' ........ that'll be good for Tezza :tu: virtually medicinal ;)
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby StokeySue » June 11th, 2018, 9:40 am

They won't become "unfit for human consumption" unless they get wet
They might get a tiny bit soft, in which case a couple of mintes in a gentle oven might do the trick

Serve with a rhubarb compote :hungry:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby earthmaiden » June 11th, 2018, 9:41 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby scullion » June 11th, 2018, 9:53 am

we sometimes used to have shortbread with apple pureé for school puddings.
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby TeresaFoodie » June 11th, 2018, 9:58 am

Well, now you're talking! Iron, plus one of my five (or however many it is these days) a day, plus a calcium intake boost...

I think stewed rhubarb, vanilla ice cream, crumbled shortbread, chocolate sauce could be classed as medication in a bowl of yumminess.

I have suddenly gone off the idea of sharing them or binning them! :grin:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby Herbidacious » June 11th, 2018, 10:02 am

suffolk wrote:"Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread" ..... does not compute :?


I was going to say, contradiction in terms. But you have reminded me that i have some in a tin at home :)
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby suffolk » June 11th, 2018, 10:33 am

TeresaFoodie wrote:I think stewed rhubarb, vanilla ice cream, crumbled shortbread, chocolate sauce could be classed as medication in a bowl of yumminess.


Think you've got every food group in there Tezza ... a truly balanced diet :hi5:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby KC2 » June 11th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Herbidacious wrote:
suffolk wrote:"Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread" ..... does not compute :?


Hear hear ....!!
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby Catherine » June 11th, 2018, 4:59 pm

I'd probably freshen them up in a low 0ven for 5 minutes, then tuck in.
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby karadekoolaid » June 12th, 2018, 2:22 am

"Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread" ..... does not compute :?

My thoughts exactly, Suffs. An inexplicable situation!
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby MagicMarmite » June 12th, 2018, 3:02 pm

Surely this isn't leftovers, it's food you haven't eaten yet.
Why would adding more stuff to if make you eat it?

FWIW I use shortbread as a cheesecake base, it's amazing, but very rich.
That'll use up half your shortbread, then you'll have that to eat, with added ingredients, and still more left.

When I think leftovers, I think a small portion of something.
We had mushroom stroganoff for dinner last night, there was a small amount left, I've frozen it to use in a sausage casserole next week.
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby TeresaFoodie » June 12th, 2018, 3:40 pm

I suppose I was bordering on thinking that because they are all butter, there could be a chance they'd go rancid and go off, so best be used up quick, but I'm not normally a biscuit eater, well not these days, I try to avoid. But they are so good!

I think I have enough suggestions here to make sure they are not binned. And I am going to add another idea that just popped into my head. Use them as scoops for lemon or rhubarb fool. :hungry:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby suffolk » June 12th, 2018, 4:21 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:Use them as scoops for lemon or rhubarb fool.


That's what I like ... useful food ... what a practical idea ... there should be more of it :tu: :lol:
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Re: Leftover all butter Scottish shortbread

Postby WWordsworth » June 12th, 2018, 5:57 pm

Crumble them over ice cream
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