‘Sweet sweet red platter’


The best ever shortbread recipe out there!

I’ve never been a huge fan of shortbread, I mean what’s exciting about baked butter, loads of butter…?

I was thinking like this until I discovered this amazing recipe…when we’ve finished baking, it looked like this!

I’ll let you judge it yourself:)

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We baked three kind of shortbread for a friend’s birthday!

Here is the recipe for Chocolate Covered Cranberry and Pistachios Shortbread

Ingredients: 

Shortbread:
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Butter (Use the best one you can get you’re hands on, it really makes a difference!)
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
Topping:
100 g Dark Chocolate
 25 g White Chocolate
 1/3 cup Chopped Dried Cranberries
 1/3 cup Chopped Green Pistachios
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Method:
 Pre-heat your oven to 175°C, line a baking tray with parchment paper. Mix together the butter and sugar, starting on low and then gradually increasing the speed until they’re well combined. Add in the flour and work it with your hands for 3-5 minutes until the dough is uniform.
 Put the whole dough onto your baking tray, pressing it down into a rectangle, then top with another sheet of parchment paper and roll it out into a rectangle with a rolling-pin. It should be  around 0.2 inch/0,5 cm thick. Once done cut it into the typical finger shape with a long, sharp knife.
 
 Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden on top. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Melt both chocolates individually. Spread the dark chocolate on the shortbread and sprinkle with the cranberries and pistachios.
Decorate with the white chocolate: dip a fork in the chocolate, and quickly wave it above the cookies without touching the surface, it will make it look really good.
Let cool for about 10 minutes, then finally cut the still warm shortbread apart and let them stand for further cooling until the chocolate hardens.
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Our friend is a huge lover of shortbread, so it was a carnival of sweetness:)
We put together a platter, added some strawberries and clotted cream for amazing effect…you have to admit it looks pretty good and it tasted even better!
If you ever try this recipes, let me know about your result!
Enjoy, bon appetite:)

‘Show your personality, be stylish’


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‘Fashion it’s just an extension of your personality’

Since forever I could remember I loved fashion…trend and style!

If you look around, fashion changes probably as much as technology advances…too fast to be able to appreciate it:)

That’s why I truly believe that what makes us look good has to make us feel good as well.

There is no point in following a trend just because you see it in fashion magazines, most of the time it might not be your style or it might not really do anything for you.

Every time you look in the mirror, you need to feel happy, happy with what’s reflecting back:)

Yes, we do buy fashion pieces because they are in, but wearing them has to make you feel good about yourself!

I want to share with you all the beautiful things out there that make me feel good and hopefully it will make you feel fabulous:)

Watch this space…more fabulous things coming!