Our latest delivery from Brown Bag Designs! This beautiful unglazed ceramic mold is deeply embossed to create nine squares of shortbread. Every delicious piece has a triskele design. A triskele is a well known Celtic design with a triple spiral, dating back to carvings as old as 3200 BC in Newgrange Ireland. The three arms of the triskele spiral are symmetrical around a center core, and here is this classic design in two forms. Each mold is gift boxed with a recipe booklet inside. Measures 8" across the inside of the pan and 3/4 inch deep. Proudly made in the USA.
Lucy Ross Natkiel tells her story this way "It all started one day in 1982 during the Chinese New Year. As I walked down one of the little side streets in Boston's Chinatown, I noticed some remarkable cookies in one of the shop windows molded in the shape of Carp, Buddhas and lions that looked like Pekinese dogs. They were amazing. I had never seen anything like them, though I had been happily making and eating cookies ever since I could remember. What seemed new to me was, I learned, a very old art. The Chinese had been using carved wooden molds for centuries to form cookies for special occasions.
Later, I discovered that molded cookies have long been a part of European cookie baking tradition, too. Carved wooden molds have been used for hundreds of years in Austria, Germany and the Scandinavian countries to produce wonderful, intricate cookies. German Springerle with their delicate anise flavor are perhaps the most familiar to us. That day started me on an adventure that still surprises me with ever expanding possibilities, even after 20 years. I suppose I really shouldn't be surprised, though, since one thing always does lead to another. And after all, cookies should look as good as they taste."
Of course, shortbread is one fabulous cookie and the same tradition of using wooden molds to add a thistle design goes back centuries. So after making cookie molds, Lucy designed shortbread pans. Made in a pottery in rural Virginia, all Brown Bag shortbread pans build on her inspiration that day in Chinatown. Make beautiful shortbread with Brown Bag Designs!
This is a non-food item. If you are ordering non-perishable food products and non-food products to ship to the 48 continental United States, you pay a flat rate of $15 for ground shipping. Delivery will be from 5 to 10 days from the time you place your order. Delivery will be by UPS Ground Home Delivery or Priority Mail depending on the weight and ship to location. All orders are shipped from our North Carolina warehouse.
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