Hello! Hope you're enjoying the delightful sun today. I popped to the shops this morning on my bicycle, complete with basket. Thrilling on two counts - it was the basket's inaugural journey and I'd not been out on my own with the responsibility of D locks and the like. I did spend the shopping trip expecting to return to an empty bike stand, but was pleasantly surprised. Even the basket was still there. As a 'well done' treat, I managed to scrape together enough change for a bag of juicy cherries. Divine. I was even allowed to test the goods before buying - brilliant. My type of stall.
Yesterday afternoon I set about trying out the shortbread rings in the June issue of Country Living magazine. The recipe is seriously simple - icing sugar, flour, butter and baking powder.
They should have looked like this pretty little picture - all swirly and twirly.
Instead, they looked like this because my icing bag (poor tool choice) with medium (in icing not biscuit terms) nozzle exploded in a biscuity mess from the pressure. So, I present to you shortbread dollops. Light and delicious. Just don't spend too long looking at them.
Note to oneself, get a proper piping bag and appropriate nozzles. Sigh.