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.

















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.