Grbic Restaurant, located in South St Louis, offers an atmosphere that transforms one to the days when real artisans and craftsmen walked the Earth. Our kitchen, where everything is freshly prepared, offers the exotic tastes of Bosnia & Eastern Europe such as schnitzel, goulash, fresh seafoods, & choice meats specifically balanced to seduce the pallet. In addition, they offer an excellent selection of wines and spirts as to help you enjoy their intimate atmosphere. GRBIC, is Ecclectic European Cuisine at it’s finest.
Chef and owner Ermina Grbic shares her recipe given to her by her grandmother dating back to the early 1900’s. European-style butter pushes the already incredible crumbly richness of classic shortbread to a whole new level.
Yield: Makes about 3 dozenIngredients:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted European-style butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
Sift flour, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients in 3 additions, mixing until just blended each time. Gather dough into ball; divide in half. Roll each half into 6-inch-long log; wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Position racks in top third and center of oven; preheat to 325°F. Cut each log crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices on 2 heavy large baking sheets, spacing 1/2 inch apart (cookies will spread very little). Bake cookies 9 minutes. Reverse baking sheets; bake just until cookies turn golden brown at edges, about 9 minutes longer. Cool cookies on sheets 1 minute. Using thin metal spatula, transfer cookies to racks; cool.
Optional: Roll in granulated sugar, powdered sugar or vanilla sugar
*Find all of your specialty European items at Europa Market located in South City at 5005 Gravois Ave. St. Louis MO.