Monday 14 October 2013

Its Monday!!

Hi all hope you have had a fantastic weekend whatever you have done.
We had some lovely Autumn leaf collecting and painting planned for this weekend but that didn't exactly work out with it raining all the leaves were soggy but fingers crossed we will get some painting done for this weekend!

Last week we had a brilliant week overall Liam seems to be calming down at school a bit, well I am not being dragged into the class at every given moment so that's always a start, He has also discovered that he knows my name he said "mummy I know something" I said do you what do you know He says "I know Something" I said tell mummy then and he starts shouting "Helen Helen" I had to chuckle to my self after I had told him my name is only mummy to him!

Adams Highlight this week was when Liam asked if the moon was made of cheese Adam sat up like a mere cat on his knees and said "Cheese Cheese I want Cheese mama" kids they do make you laugh don't they.

So after the rain put a stop on our plans for painting, we decided to make some good old fashioned plain biscuits easy to make for the boys and fun cutting them into shape, however the only shapes I could find after I seem to have misplaced all of my other biscuit cutters was a motor bike and an airplane cutter, Liam came up with an idea to cut circles with an old babies bottle top! We are not exactly master chefs round here but we make a mess and have fun!

Shortbread motorbikes (or whatever shape you like!)

  • 100g butter.
  • 60g golden caster sugar.
  • 100g plain flour.
  • 60g fine semolina.
  • sugar to sprinkle.
  • Pre-heat the oven 150C/300F/gas mark 2.
  • Put the butter and sugar into a bowl, mix them together until they make a smooth paste.
  • Sift the flour into the bowl.
  • Add the semolina then stir the mixture well
  • When the mixture wont stir anymore use your hands and knead it, the dough will be ready when there are no bits left on the side of the bowl.
  • Sprinkle the top with flour so the dough don't stick to the side then roll it out with the rolling pin.
  • Use you biscuit cutter to cut the dough in to shapes.
  • Lay shapes onto a baking tray lined with grease proof paper.
  • Bake the biscuits for 17 minutes.
  • Then remove from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool.
  • sprinkle with sugar or you could ice them, cover them in chocolate however you see fit!  

Hope you all have a great week I have some more lovely posts planned for this week I would love to know what you have planned or what you did over the weekend? x


  1. Love shortbread. It's quick n easy to make..

  2. These sound lovely - wish I had more time for baking! Glad I have my mum for that :)


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