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Short'nin bread lyrics

December 30, 2016 at 8:26am
Put on the skillet,
Slip on the lid,
Mama's gonna make...
A little short'nin' bread.
That ain't all
She's gonna do,
Mama's gonna make
A little coffee, too.

Mama's little baby loves
Short'nin', short'nin',
Mama's little baby loves
Short'nin' bread,
Mama's little baby loves
Short'nin', short'nin',
Mama's little baby loves
Short'nin' bread.
Three little children,
Lyin' in bed
Two were sick
And the other 'most dead
Sent for the doctor
And the doctor said,
"Give those children some
Short'nin' bread."
When those children,
Sick in bed,
Heard that talk
About short'nin' bread,
Popped up well
To dance and sing,
Skipped around and cut
The pigeon wing.
Slip to the kitchen,
Slip up the led,
Filled my pockets full of
Short'nin' bread;
Stole the skillet,
Stole the led,
Stole the gal makin'
Short'nin' bread.
Caught me with the skillet,
Caught me with the led,
Caught me with the gal makin'
Short'nin' bread;
Paid six dollars for the skillet,
Six dollars for the led,
Spent six months in jail eatin'
Short'nin' bread.
Recipe for Short'nin Bread
2 cups butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Line a 17x 11.5 jellyroll pan with parchment, or spray with non-stick spray.
3. In a large bowl of a mixer, cream the butter; beat in the sugar until very light and fluffy.
Turn mixer down to low speed and add the flour and salt., mixing until smooth.
4. Press the dough evenly onto the prepared pan.
5. Using a sharp knife and a ruler, score the dough into squares, eight on the long side of the pan by six on the shorter side.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown.
7. Immediately use the sharp knife to cut through the score marks into squares.
8. Cool thoroughly before serving.

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