Why I Don’t Bake!!!!
Disclaimer: Dolly, best you don’t view this one.
Well, it all started when I mistakenly bought non-gluten shortbread flour rather than corn flower at the local market that caters to expats. Since I’d thrown the receipt away and since I suddenly had a free day, thanks to the fact that the animals had not awakened me for their feeding in time to make the event I was supposed to go to, I decided to follow what looked like an “easy” recipe.
Wrong!!! Four hours and two old movies* later, here is the final result. Oh, and if you were going to comment that they probably taste better than they look, WRONG. They taste terrible, partially due to the fact that I just noticed while taking these photos that the shortbread mix was a month out of date when I bought it. Or perhaps it is supposed to taste stale. I just know that trying to get shortbread cookies blended and moist enough and rolled out without crumbling is IMPOSSIBLE!!!!! And the glaze is another story all together. All-in-all, I’ll buy my Little Schoolboy cookies at the store after this, never mind their very inflated price here. Click on the first photo if you are a glutton for punishment and want to see captions and enlarged views of my cooking disaster.
*To encourage myself to spend more time in the kitchen, I put an old TV with a VHS player in it in the kitchen and I’m watching my extensive collection of VHS movies before disposing of them. Any of you out there with a VHS player who want them, they are yours for the postage..or for the picking up.