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‘Tis the Season for Shortbread

‘Tis the Season for Shortbread

Pistachio biscuits, to be precise...

On Tuesday, I visited my parent's house in Red Hill for a family lunch. Mum bought these "Vanillekipferl" from the delightful store, Pier Provedore, in Flinders. They are a German and Austrian crescent-shaped festive biscuit. The flavour of the pistachio nut really comes through - they are lovely, light and delicate.

We also had some traditional, homemade Scottish Shortbread, which my mum received as a gift. Praise this time of year, when edible gifts abound.

I have never been a fan of shortbread, however I now realise why. I was forever associating shortbread with the heavy, stodgy, dry, store-bought, bright yellow blocks that come in those cheap yet highly fetching tartan tins. To date, those tins were the highlight of my shortbread experience. I kept hair ribbons in them and discarded the shortbread - what shortbread? However I am now converted...

So buttery and creamy, and surprisingly light - provided you stop at one ;) I found them incredibly delightful, and did not miss the tartan tin at all.

We also had homemade Italian Amaretti, another edible gift from a friend - it pays to befriend bakers ;) They were round and quite thin, with a lovely crunch to them and a beautifully rich almond flavour.

'Tis the season for Shortbread and other cookies!

'Tis also the season to make New Year's Resolutions. Naturally, "befriending a Scottish lass or laddie who likes to bake and give edible gifts" is presently at the top of my list.

Heidi xo
Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Twirl Freely (carbohydrates are not the devil)

Twirl Freely (carbohydrates are not the devil)