23.4.12

on this very April-like Sunday
- sun, rain and hail - 
i started reading A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
and after just a few pages i decided i like it very much
.
and i really liked the ZEIT MAGAZIN from last week
those recipies sound and look amazing
also not suitable for the histamin intolerant
but maybe i pop one of these wonder-pills
and try them anyway
.
shortbread is something i can and do eat
lots and lots
and it´s so easy to make
.
here´s how i do it:
125g butter, soft
1/4 cup + 1 table spoon icing sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 cup starch flour
salt - i like a lot

cream the butter with the icing sugar
quickly add flour and starch flour
knead lightly
form two balls, flatten them with a rolling pin
cut into 6 wedges
transfer to a baking tray - chill for an hour
bake 20 to 25 min at 160°C

some things i love to add to the dough:
salted butter from the Ile de Re - it´s divine
dried cranberries and caramelized salted and peppered chopped up almonds
crushed fennel seeds
aniseed
caraway
white tea (1 - 2 bags)
...
(these additions work for me but probably not for everybody with histamin related problems)
.
the butter biscuits over at THIS IS NAIVE look very tempting




Kommentare:

  1. I like your shortbread ideas.

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  2. war das ein wink mit dem zaunpfahl? soll ich dir das backen wenn du kommst?

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