Now THAT is what I like to see landing on my doormat. A pretty blue tin filled with yummies which I can just throw together in a bowl and make me some shortbread. Yee ha.
This baking kit is the brainchild of one Miss Suzy Pelta and is one of three you can choose from, including Mini Victoria Sponge, Brown Sugar Shortbread and Chocolate Sugar Scones. Yep. Yum.
Suzy had sent me the baking kit for the Brown Sugar Shortbread and so a couple of days ago I put on my favourite pinny and had a Suzy Pelta baking afternoon. (Complete with flour up the walls, in my hair and somehow in the radio?) Each baking tin come complete with everything you need, pre-measured and packaged and an easy-to-follow instructions sheet too… lovely. (And perfect for Poppy.)
The only ingredient I had to supply myself was butter – above you can see flour, corn flour, sugar and mahoosive chocolate buttons. (The choccy buttons were to make a dipping sauce afterwards, but my brother ate them all before I could make it. This is true. He asked me not to put this in. But I have done anyway. Ha.)
The first job was to cream together the butter and brown sugar. Now, I don’t have a cake mixer at the moment and so I do this by hand. It is HARD! Is it just me? Am I missing something? Seriously, I have to picture my grandma doing it so that I don’t give up and get the Dremmel out. If she could do it, I can do it. But, OW.
I took a photo of the dough all rolled out in its long log before I popped it into the fridge… but honestly, my photo looks too weird and wibbly to show you.. But look look look how pretty my little shortbreads are all pricked so neatly with a fork! (I did that.) *Smug Poppy*
And here they are straight out of the oven! I was getting very excited at this point. They looked like shortbread, they smelled like shortbread…
And they tasted like shortbread! Really really REALLY delicious and very profesh. Not too sweet and perfectly balanced. I can say this without being show-offy as I can’t actually take any of the credit at all – it is all down to the kit. I just had to mix it together.
I sprinkled them with lavender sugar and popped then in my cookie tin. I made 26 pieces altogether and they’ve been a hit with everyone who’s popped in for tea.
p.s. They would have been even better with the chocolate dipping sauce…
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