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Cooking: Making Art in the Kitchen (or at least I like to think so!)

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The kitchen is not really my favourite place to spend a lot of time. I cook what we need to eat and get out of there as fast as I can.

But I do enjoy the outcome of my work in the kitchen sometimes. Like today… today was chocolate shortbread day.

Last year I discovered a recipe for chocolate shortbread and decided that it would be the ideal gift for my daughter’s teachers. I baked lots and handed it out and it was a great success. K. loved helping to make it too.

With school ending this Friday, I knew I had to bite the bullet and get it made. My goal was 18 shortbreads – three batches, so I dropped my daughter at school, picked up the unsalted butter that I forgot to buy over the weekend and set to work.

I am beginning to realise that I need to buy an electric mixer. Creaming butter and sugar is no fun with just a spoon!

The best thing about this shortbread is that it contains a block of Lindt 70% dark chocolate. One bit for the shortbread… one bit for me!

Cellophane, elastic bands, ribbon and cardboard tags, and they were done. All fourteen of them – leaving four for us to enjoy as well.

And if you are interested, here is the recipe…


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

One thought on “Cooking: Making Art in the Kitchen (or at least I like to think so!)

  1. Elaine you got the % wrong! “One bit for the shortbread…TWO bits for me”!

    They look delicious and beautifully wrapped.

    My neighbour in Cairns who was a wonderful primary school teacher would teach the children the week before term broke up:

    “Class, remember when telling your parents, it is spelt L I N D T”

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