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.
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)
Easy make in the food processor and push into a baking tray type chocolate treats.
Chocolate Shortbread - Easter treats
- 150 gm pure icing sugar 1 cup
- 200 gm unsalted butter chopped
- 100 gm dutch cocoa 1 cup
- 100 gm plain flour 1 cup
- 2 teaspoons Silver sprinkles
- 2 reaspoons coloured sprinkles
- 1 packet easter eggs mini
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- I chilled mine for a couple of minutes before baking, just to rest them
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes, Cool completely before turning out and cutting
Skater just got his results – A high distinction ….I am so proud!