Sunday, 25 November 2018

Buttery Shortbread Biscuits Recipe

Makes: 15
Prep time: 40 minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 110g caster sugar (you will need a little extra for dusting)
  • 225g plain flour (Keep a little extra aside for dusting)
  • 110g cornflour
  • Pinch of salt

  1. Lightly butter 2 trays of use baking parchment paper
  2. Mix together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk until creamed together
  3. Add the plain flour and cornflour into the bowl with the sugar and butter, and then add the pinch of salt. This is better if you sift the flour
  4. Dust your worktop with flour and then tip the mixture onto the surface then knead into a dough
  5. Once the dough is made you can now start to make your shapes. I usually do this by hand as I’m not fussed about every biscuit being the same size. However, if you are, roll this out into your baking trays so they are even then begin to make your shapes.
  6. Chill for 20 - 30 minutes
  7. Heat your oven to 170°
  8. Bake your shortbread's for about 20 minutes until golden brown on the edges. Leave on your baking tray until cool. You can then move onto a plate or wire rack and dust with sugar.
  9. These will keep for about 3 days in an airtight container.

If you would like to add some flavouring you definitely can. You can add lemon, cinnamon or even chocolate chips! Just mix these in at the beginning of your method after your flour and cornflour. 

Saturday, 17 November 2018

The ultimate wedding checklist

People say that wedding planning is stressful but in my opinion, it's only stressful if you let it get on top of you. Yes, there are certain elements of the process which are hard and take a lot of work to get right. But it's really all down to your approach, the right planning, and budgeting.

So how easy is it to plan a wedding? 

Honestly, I wouldn't say it's easy but if you know the steps you need to take and ensure you're keeping to time, it can be a much better experience then you're anticipating. I personally loved the planning process, it made everything more exciting and allowed us to succeed in achieving our perfect day. 

However, not everything is smooth sailing, things can be tough and well, they don't say it's one of the most stressful experiences of your life for nothing. 

I thought as a new bride I could impart my wife wisdom. Gary and I planned our wedding ourselves, we couldn't afford a wedding planner so it took a lot of effort to get this done. 

So for any couples looking for some wedding tips, here's the breakdown of the steps we took and hopefully it will help you. 

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