Happy Easter! How have you been? I’m really excited to be home for the holidays (ahem, “study break.”) I can’t believe I’ve already been at Uni for 6 weeks! I have so much to tell you…but first let’s talk food. This week I’ve got an excellent (eggcellent did you say?) cookie recipe to share. If you don’t want to look at another chocolate egg again for the rest of your life, you are in luck…these are crispy, colourful and chocolate-free. Let me introduce you to…Funfetti shortbread!
I’d like to begin by singing the praises of these cookies. If you aren’t a major fan of shortbread, please don’t let that put you off. These are not like regular shortbread cookies. Aside from being much prettier, they are crispy and almost caramelized. So un-scrunch your nose and let’s get our bake on!
- 250g butter, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 ½ cups cornflour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup sprinkles
Start by beating your butter, vanilla and icing sugar, until it’s smooth and creamy.
Next, sift in your flours and mix together.
Finally, add in your sprinkles.
Now you can shape it into a log and refrigerate for no more than 10 minutes.
Cut your log into rounds. You can either leave them just like that, or roll them into balls and flatten them like I did.
Bake for about 30 minutes at 150C.
Let them cool…then give yourself a pat on the back, and maybe partake in a wee celebratory dance as you appreciate your marvellous creation.
So what have I been up to? (Thank you for finally asking!) As you would expect, I’ve been hella busy trying to cram my head full of knowledge. But before you accuse me of being a hideous bore, I have been out and about as well.
One Saturday morning, after getting a tad lost on the delightful public transport, my friend Margot and I explored the French market, which was a feast for the eyes (don’t worry my stomach didn’t miss out either!)
I went to the Lantern festival in the park to celebrate Chinese New Year.
I watched a movie outdoors, which was awesome. (Let’s not mention the fact I can’t speak French and couldn’t see the subtitles.) All in all it has been pretty great.
I hope you all have a lovely Easter, filled with joy, sunshine and a few too many hot cross buns. I hope your dog leaves you some easter eggs (unlike mine.) And I hope you take a moment to remember what Easter is all about.