Hey guys! I hope you had a great weekend, whatever you’ve been up to. I spent mine getting uni work done (being a week in not only terrified me, it actually made me productive!) and celebrating my 21st birthday with family- my sister and I were shocked to see our Auntie (who lives in Spain) had got a flight over to surprise us on our birthday, so it was such a great time!
I’ve made this recipe a few times over the years (Christmas is a go-to time for these, and the Christmas tree cutters!) and I thought I’d give them a go this week. A little bit more difficult than my pretty basic Butterfly cakes recipe from last week, but nothing too crazy!
Here’s how a few simple ingredients make these little stars (other shapes are available):
125g butter softened
55g caster sugar
180g plain flour
Melted chocolate to decorate (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 190/375F/ Gas Mark 5
2. Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth
3. Stir in the flour to get a smooth dough
4. Turn the mix onto a smooth , floured surface and gently roll out until the dough is 1cm thick (or your desired thickness, everyone’s different after all!)
5. Using your shape cutter (I used a star shape, but you really can use whatever shape you like), cut the dough into shapes and place on the baking tray (you can chill them in the fridge for a bit if you like, but I skipped this step and they were still good)
6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes (or until golden brown) and (if you wish) decorate with melted chocolate and set aside to cool.
That’s me, for now, but (as always) I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the latest episode of The Great British Bake Off. So stay tuned!
Have any of you been baking this weekend?