An urgent plea for anyone in the Pittsburgh area

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by mdboatbum, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HELP!!! I have committed the heinous crime of losing my wife's favorite cookbook, the Three Rivers Cookbook with the green cover. I'm pretty sure I threw it out with a huge stack of magazines that I'd gotten sick of looking at. This is the only edition that contains the shortbread recipe that she's been making since she was a child and looks upon as her "thing". I've found other recipes that seem similar or even identical, but she's intent upon finding this exact recipe. It's gotten completely blown out of proportion and it's on the verge of completely ruining Christmas. Yes, it's gotten THAT ridiculous. I committed the second heinous crime of trying to recreate the recipe in an effort to help her, and got the desired cookies. This was viewed as me turning it into a competition and led to tears, accusations and the offending cookies being removed from the premises by me. I'm at my wit's end, so IF ANYONE HAS THE THREE RIVERS COOKBOOK WITH THE GREEN COVER, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY FORWARD ME THE RECIPE!!!
  2. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Bummer man. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, it is a bummer. I'm shamelessly bumping this so it doesn't get lost down the list of new posts. I am a desperate man!!
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Is this the one?

    I know it doesn't help you now but there are some available.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. cdldriver

    cdldriver Meat Mopper

    I hate when that happens to me. my wife loses them all the time on me too since i do all the cooking she thinks its not necessary for all the cook books.
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guys. I wish I had time to order the cookbook, but the cookies need to be made today. It is good to know where I can get a replacement though. I've searched online and can't seem to find that exact recipe.
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Found this... Hope this helps...   Dave

    Frosted Scotch Shortbread ingredients

    • 1 c butter
    • 1⁄2 t Salt
    • 3⁄4 c Powdered sugar;
    • 1 t vanilla
    • 2 c flour
    • Frosting
    • 2 T butter
    • 2 oz baking chocolate
    • 1⁄2 c Sugar
    • 1⁄3 c Evaporated milk
    • - or heavy cream
    /box-inner, /box

    Cooking Frosted Scotch Shortbread

    1. Recipe by: Three Rivers Cookbook III Creami butter, salt and sugar together.
    2. Mixi in vanilla.
    3. Add flour and mix well.
    4. Mixture will be dry. Roll into small balls the size of a walnut.
    5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    6. Bakei at 300 degrees for 25 minutes.
    7. Do not brown.
    8. Cool completely before frosting.
    9. Frosting: Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan.
    10. Add sugar and cream.
    11. Boil for 1 minute.
    12. Remove form heat.
    13. Beat until thick enough to stick to cookie.
    14. Dip the top of each cookie into frosting and return to cookie sheet or wire rack to set until frosting is firm.
    15. If frosting gets too hard to dip into, add a few drops of cream.
    16. -----.
    /box-inner, /box
  9. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dave, that's the closest I've seen. It's from a different edition, but appears to be almost the same recipe. Only difference is powdered sugar vs granulated in the original. We've calmed down around here and the wife has agreed to give it a try. I'm staying as far from the kitchen as possible :)
  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh, and a huge THANK YOU!!!!
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey... glad I could help.... Now you should be able to spend more time on the forum... 2 reasons... the kitchen is off limits and we helped your bride out.... [​IMG]  [​IMG]
  12. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Way to go Dave!  [​IMG]   You save the day AGAIN!
  13. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    While I do really appreciate the recipe, it isn't the exact one I was asking for. So if anyone has the shortbread from the Second Edition of the Three Rivers cookbook, the one with the green cover I'd be most appreciative. I'm not out of the woods yet.
  14. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    i realize that it wont help you for Christmas has both new and used copies of the book you are seeking.

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