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Overly Ambitious Christmas Baking – Red Velvet Shortbread

Yes you did read that correctly. I made red velvet shortbread. Before you ask I didn’t know such a thing existed either until I decided it would pretty christmassy to have red velvet shortbread. Because christmas has always meant shortbread in my family (and lets face it I will never be able to make shortbread as well as my mother, she has it down to a fine art) and red and white are christmas colours it seemed like a good idea. Sure I could have made normal red velvet but I had my heart set on shortbread. Not having a recipe I adapted a standard short bread recipe they ended up looking and tasting pretty amazing. Out of all the baking outcomes that could have resulted from my impulsive idea, this was by far the best one. So if you’re ready to give it a go yourself this is what you’ll need – Ingredients (two trays worth ~15 biscuits) 2 cups (250g) plain flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 baking powder 250g butter 1/2 cup caster …

Chewy Caramel Tim Tam Slice

What’s more Australian then Tim Tams on Grand Final Day? Nothing that’s what! Ingredients: 300g Milk Chocolate 150g Butter 2 x 200g Chewy Caramel Tim Tams Method: Melt the butter on low heat in a saucepan. When it is just at the point of melting remove from the heat and slowly add in the chocolate in small pieces and stir. If the mixture becomes to cool, put on the lowest temperature and remove as soon as melting starts again. Line a baking tray with baking paper and break the tim tams into chunks and spread over the tray. When all the chocolate has been melted pour the mixture over the tim tams and make sure they are totally covered and the chocolate goes to the edge of the tray. You can make it thicker according to your preference. I liked mine a bit thicker and rustic. Put into the fridge and let set for at least half an hour. When it is set, cut and serve, making sure to place any left overs back into …