A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 25, 2016
“Shortbread—They’re not making it any longer”

"Shortbread—They’re not making it any longer” is a popular joke about shortbread—a type of biscuit that is still being made. The joke was cited on Twitter on September 6, 2010 and possibly originated on the British jokes website Sickipedia.

“What kind of bread do elves make sandwiches with?"/"Shortbread” is another shortbread joke.


Wikipedia: Shortbread
Shortbread is a type of biscuit (American English: cookie) traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour (by weight). The use of plain white (wheat) flour is common today, and other ingredients like ground rice or cornflour are sometimes added to alter the texture. Also, modern recipes often deviate from the pure three ingredients by splitting the sugar portion into equal parts granulated sugar and icing sugar (powdered sugar in American English) and many further add a portion of salt.

Shortbread is different from shortcake, though they are similar. The difference is that shortcake can be made using vegetable fat instead of butter and usually has a chemical leavening agent such as baking powder, which gives it a different texture. Shortbread biscuits are often associated with normal egg-based biscuits, but they hold their shape under pressure, making them ideal for packed meals.

Shortbread originated in Scotland, with the first printed recipe, in 1736, from a Scotswoman named Mrs McLintock. Shortbread is widely associated with Christmas and Hogmanay festivities in Scotland, and the Scottish brand Walkers.

Twitter
Lewis Hathaway
‏@MrLewisHathaway
Shortbread… They’re not making it any longer
4:08 AM - 6 Sep 2010

Twitter
Steve Stubbs
‏@stevestubbs
Shortbread… They’re not making it any longer
10:18 AM - 6 Sep 2010

TalkAngling.co.uk
upinthewater
12th September 2010
Shortbread
they are not making it any longer

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
Shortbread: they’re not making it any longer.

Facebook
Jokesgalore
January 3, 2013 ·
Shortbread… They’re not making it any longer.

FASAB (Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy)
Shortbread… They’re not making it any longer!
July 25, 2013 fasab

reddit
Bad news about shortbread!
submitted April 26, 2016 by fegoc180
They’re not making it any longer.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, April 25, 2016 • Permalink