Sunday, December 9, 2012

Xmas baking

Our host family has a tradition of baking shortbread stars as Xmas gifts and to share at Xmas celebrations.  The baking looked like fun, so we offered to help.

First, we decided to help to roll the dough. It wasn't working very well.

Once we started working together in the same direction, things went much smoother.

Hans!  What are you doing in the sugar? 

It was time to start cutting out the stars. 

Paul used a fork to prick the top of each star, to help the sugar to stick better.  Yum!

Another batch is ready to go into the oven.  It's as well that we know how to bake these now, there will be lots more to make between now and Xmas!

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