I love baking. Baking is therapeutic. Baking is like having two invisible hands kneading your big brawny tradie shoulders into gooey blissfulness.
Which I don’t have. Because I’m a girl and girls don’t have big brawny shoulders. If fact, even if I did want that kind of muscle I would have to take steroids, or some disgusting tasting spinach juice or body building power which can taste equally as gross. So I’m told. ‘Sides, it’s scientifically impossible for girls to have big brawny shoulders. My karate instructor said so, so it must be true.
Anyhoo. Back to baking.
Today I baked what I’ve come to call Spectacular Marble Shortbread. It’s so unbelievably amazingly easy and delicious.
Here’s how you make it.
250g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 self-raising flour
2 tablespoons baking cocoa powder or to taste
If you’re like me, the invisibly massaging hands, sending you into a gooey blissful coma, will cause you to make a complete mess of this simply task and spill your vanilla essence everywhere.
Creepy cooking crabs.
Sift your flours.
Knead the mixture well. Place half the mixture in a separate bowl.
Now here’s where I diverged from my recipe book. I was meant to put in choc chips, but had none. So since I happen to be kinda, sorta obsessed with chocolate and all things chocolaty, I used cocoa powder.
Add the cocoa powder to one of the bowls. Knead well.
Oh, sweet yummalicious. Doesn’t this make your mouth drawl?
Seem that succulent crumb there?
And ate it.
And realised I really need to clean my nails.
May you be a baking slob!
xx The Girl In Trousers