Chocolate Shortbread, Easter treats

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Chocolate Easter Shortbread

Chocolate Easter Shortbread

It’s a really busy time for us this March. Skater has now finished school but is going to The Australian Institute of Music or AIM a musical university.  He is studying Audio but this also involves him being part of the musical community of the college by joining an ensemble. He has keyboard classes, composition and musical theory. He says some of  this is challenging, but he really is quite clever. This week was his first audio exam. He had to set up the audio equipment for a sound console in a room with an examiner.

Chocolate shortbread for Easter

Chocolate shortbread for Easter

He has joined a band, and not quite the sort of band that Charlie’s son Archie has joined. (www.hotlyspiced .com). Charlies son also goes to AIM. Skaters  band is one that most Mothers would be scared of. ( Death metal, thrash) Skater plays the drums and I am told very well ( I know he plays them well but it sounds better if other people have said it).This week was a bit of a milestone for them as they did there first two live gigs. This is them here. Hematic. Be warned it is not for every one, but I am proud as a Mother could be.  There are many more gigs in the next couple of months and, hopefully Skater will be fully equipped with both his drums and a drivers license so I can retire from being a roadie .

Now on to other Easter events…..baking ( between loading the drums into the station wagon)

Chocolate shortbread with festive Easter sprinkles

Chocolate shortbread with festive Easter sprinkles

Easy make in the food processor and push into a baking tray type chocolate treats.

Blitz the chocolate in the food processor for these easy shortbread

Blitz the chocolate in the food processor for these easy shortbread

Chocolate dough made in the food processor

Chocolate dough made in the food processor

Chocolate shortbread packed with Easter eggs

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Chocolate Shortbread - Easter treats
 
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Easter
Kids will love these chocolate crunchy squares. Great for adding to Easter gifts or just for afternoon tea
Ingredients
  • 150gm pure icing sugar (1 cup)
  • 200 unsalted butter ( chopped)
  • 100 dutch cocoa (1 cup)
  • 100 plain flour (1 cup).
  • Silver sprinkles
  • coloured sprinkles
Instructions
Makes 12 or 24. Oven temperature 170C/350F. 9 cm x 25cm or 10in x 7 in baking tray sprayed and lined with baking paper
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz till they gather into a ball. No longer as the dough will get warm and possibly tough. Just combine
  2. Push into a paper lined brownie tray. Push the dough evenly to the edges. I used the base of a glass to smooth the rough bits.
  3. Mark out the size that you would like to cut the dough. This will be cut when the shortbread is baked. 12 fingers or smaller pieces.
  4. Sprinkle the dough with a selection of sprinkles or coloured sugar. Push gently into the dough to ensure they stick. This also creates a nice crunch
  5. I chilled mine for a couple of minutes before baking, just to rest them
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, Cool completely before turning out and cutting
Easter shortbread

Easter shortbread

Skater in Hematic at the Valve. Photo taken by Lenore Gee

Skater in Hematic at the Valve. Photo taken by Lenore Gee

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Skater just got his results – A high distinction ….I am so proud!

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