Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I'm going to have to buy more leggings soon...

Right, I've had enough with butter being fattening and what have you. From now on, butter is good for you! Especially the butter in my shortbread. That is extra nutritious. Fact.

Aside from having to buy more leggings (because leggings are forgiving and don't leave jean zipper imprints on your shortbread filled belly), the shortbread making is going swimmingly! I've tweaked the recipe a little bit and found a trifecta/temperature combo that really works for me and my oven. Oh, and by trifecta, I mean the almighty trilogy of Butter, Sugar, and Flour. I mean, what more do you need in life? Well, maybe chocolate, bbq's, Mexican food of any kind, real estate websites (I could spend HOURS trolling those sites!). I gain momentum easily. The point is I'm really happy with the way the sortbread has been coming out. I made a few batches on Monday in preparation for the photo shoot (which, by the by, was super fun!!!).

Here are some of the Cardamom and White Chocolate ones I made, large ones on the left and the wee baby ones which I dip in white chocolate at the bottom. They are the perfect size for chomping!

These are the large ones when finished. Frosted generously with oozy, gooey, delicious white chocolate and finished off with the cardamom pods. I always think it's a good idea to show people what they're eating.

On it was to the park for some pictures...

The ruins at Holyrood Palace

My wee shortbreads, ready for their close-ups!!

The perfect ending to a great day!! Holyrood park verging on dusk is magnificent. If you've never been you should go before winter grabs a hold with it's frosty hands! Nothing beats grabbing a bench, pulling out a good book and snacking on a few delicious baked morsels. Highly recommended :)


  1. A BIG hello from one Californian to another. My name is Mario and I am from the Sacramento area. About an hour and a half from the wonderful smell of the sea. And immersed in the midst of more taquerias than can be counted.
    I love your goal to make the world better, one stick of butter at a time. I love butter and felt affirmed when Meryl Streep/Julia Child championed the wonders of butter. This summer we were at the San Diego county fair and saw fried butter on a stick! We had the deep fried klondike bar. Anyways, great blog. Great looking shortbread. Enjoyed reading your Scotland adventures.
    I write a blog on food as well. Along with my musings on love and life. Please visit. Maybe follow. That would be cool.

  2. Thanks Mario! When it's so cold and wet outside you have to keep yourself busy somehow! Shortbread does just the trick for me :) I had a look at your blog, what amazing looking food! Love your writing and adventures in Italy...meeting people along the way who love food. Heaven!! Following you now...where are you off to next?? have fun!