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I’m No Martha Stewart… But Ava Had Fun!

After our swimming play date got cancelled yesterday morning and Walter busy with the final touches to his research thesis for his degree, I was running out of idea’s of how to keep a bored toddler entertained so we decided to do some baking.

Now I must tell you, I’m not a good baker, I enjoy cooking (sometimes) but baking is not my strong point and I’ve hated it even more since I dropped the 30 year old mixing bowl from my Kenwood Chef and it shattered which means that now all baking has to be mixed using a hand blender and I have neither the patience or the inclination for that. But I decided to suck it up for Ava’s sake and bake the short bread recipe one of her mom’s had shared so that she could spend sometime playing and decorating.

The biscuits were really easy to make and tasted surprisingly delicious and best of all, Ava had hours of fun decorating and messing and rolling and cutting biscuits out.

 

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Of course, the biscuits looked like shyte but Walter says they taste really good and we had lots of fun in the process.

Here is the recipe if you want to try it too:

200g butter

125ml caster sugar

185ml corn flour

375ml cake flour

Cream the butter until soft, Add castor sugar, corn flour and flour mix until the dough form a smooth ball. Roll out onto a slightly floured surface and cut with a cookie cutter. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until pale gold.

 

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply Chantal

    Those dinosaur cut outs look adorable 😛 Did Ava have any space left to eat any of the baked biscuits after all the evident icing / decor sampling? 🙂

    November 26, 2012 at 8:16 am
  • Reply cupcakemummy

    You have dino cutters?! How cute are they!
    We also got to baking yesterday but made outydse suiker koekies and they were eating so quickly we didn’t get a chance to ice them hahaha!
    Looks like madam had lots of fun 🙂

    November 26, 2012 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Laura

    Oh man that looks like so much fun :))

    November 26, 2012 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Sian

    I love the dinosaurs! She could make Pink dinosaur cookies for her party *brainstorm*

    November 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      Yeah… never going to happen… I’m far too lazy for that!

      November 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply charne

    That looks like a lot of fun!!!

    I bought that dinosaur cutter to make Em biscuits for her bday party, needless to say I never did, hehehe

    November 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply Lisa-Marie

    Divine! I loooove baking!!
    I will so be using this recipe as one of my ‘entertainment’ plans for Isabella during the coming holidays was to bake Christmas Cookies!
    Thanks for sharing!

    November 30, 2012 at 11:17 am
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