The filling is homemade rhubarb jam that is supposed to be infused with vanilla beans. I bought vanilla beans a few weeks ago. Could I find them yesterday...nope. So I just put in a glug of vanilla extract and hoped for the best. I also managed to only came home with 3/4 of a pound of rhubarb instead of the specified pound so I threw about 8 frozen strawberries..that I realized I should probably slice before cooking. I fished them out and sliced them. The jam came together really quickly and turned out quite tasty!
I remember one of my grandparents had a garden that had rhubarb in it and I remember picking it and eating it straight from the sun drenched plot. I don't think my kiddos have ever had rhubarb before so I gave each of them a little taste while slicing it up to make the jam. Munchkin loved the sour taste. Little Man said "my thumb is pointing down"!
Overall this delicious shortbread seems to be a hit in our house. My daughter ate it for breakfast, Little Man took some in his lunch, and Bobby tasted it and said it was pretty tasty. I did figure though that this would not go as quick in our house as some treats do so I have several baggies packed up to share with the neighbors. :)
If you would like to try this recipe check out Lynette of 1smallkitchen or Cher or The Not So Exciting Adventure of a Dabbler. Both have the recipe on their blogs. You can also check out the LYL to see how other bakers from around the world liked this, including a lady from Hungary! :)
Doh! I just realized I left off the pretty powdered sugar...oh well, it was sweet enough without it. :)