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Sunday 18 November 2012

Love at first bite - a shortbread recipe

Excuse the stupid title, Eva and I were planning to watch the new Twilight movie today, so I have vampires on my mind.
We didn't go in the end, it was just too hot to go outside.

Yesterday we had build some shelves for Eva's room and this morning I moved her books back in.
This is how she spent the day:

I did some more sorting and cleaning.

But seeing that it is Sunday, I also wanted to bake.
This is the first time I made shortbread, and now I am in love!
You need only three ingredients, it takes hardly any time, and it is so delicious! Why did I never try that before?

This will definitely become a Sunday afternoon staple.

You will need:

125 g (4 oz) of butter
55 g (2 oz) of superfine sugar
some vanilla essence
180 g (6 oz) of flour

Melt the butter and mix in the sugar, beat until foamy, add the vanilla essence.
Add the flour.
Roll the dough out (or press it out with your fingers, which is what I did) until it is about 1 cm (0.5 inch) thick.
Cut out circles, put them on baking paper keep in the fridge for 20 minutes.
In the meantime, preheat the oven to 190 ° C (375° F).
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

 A lovely Sunday to you!



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  1. Wow - you are actually baking in this heat?! You just are amazing - i don' go near the stove at all. Enjoy the rest of the Sunday - ah, first raindrops falling on my side of town....

  2. The bookshelves look wonderful! WOW! Very tranquil and gorgeous.
    Your cookies look wonderful too :-)

    Lots of love

  3. Books, a chair, and some quiet....perfect! SO nice you encourage her reading. I love making shortbread just for that reason- few ingredients, yummy result! :)

  4. Eva's room looked great with nothing in it, but now it looks even better with the DIY shelves full of books - sign of a lived in home!

  5. Shortbread cookies are wonderful and yours look perfect to me! Love that platter with the silverware printed on it by the way!

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