Lugging a backpack full of textbooks in middle school, while walking to the bus stop after class, and suffering from a serious case of the munchies.
That’s truly the last time I think I’ve bought corn nuts.
Until now, that is.
Leave it to Pastry Chef Mindy Segal to get me to venture into a nearby 7-Eleven for the sole purpose of buying corn nuts.
But her recipe for “Corn Nut Cornmeal Shortbread” captivated me so much, I just had to do it.
The recipe is from her cookbook, “Cookie Love” (Ten Speed Press), of which I received a review copy.
A James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, Segal is the proprietor of HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar in Chicago. The book was written in conjunction with Kate Leahy, a San Francisco food writer and recipe developer.