on this very April-like Sunday
- sun, rain and hail - 
i started reading A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
and after just a few pages i decided i like it very much
and i really liked the ZEIT MAGAZIN from last week
those recipies sound and look amazing
also not suitable for the histamin intolerant
but maybe i pop one of these wonder-pills
and try them anyway
shortbread is something i can and do eat
lots and lots
and it´s so easy to make
here´s how i do it:
125g butter, soft
1/4 cup + 1 table spoon icing sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 cup starch flour
salt - i like a lot

cream the butter with the icing sugar
quickly add flour and starch flour
knead lightly
form two balls, flatten them with a rolling pin
cut into 6 wedges
transfer to a baking tray - chill for an hour
bake 20 to 25 min at 160°C

some things i love to add to the dough:
salted butter from the Ile de Re - it´s divine
dried cranberries and caramelized salted and peppered chopped up almonds
crushed fennel seeds
white tea (1 - 2 bags)
(these additions work for me but probably not for everybody with histamin related problems)
the butter biscuits over at THIS IS NAIVE look very tempting


  1. war das ein wink mit dem zaunpfahl? soll ich dir das backen wenn du kommst?