I had sooo much fun preparing for Alex's first birthday and Alex has one very clever Mamma organising such a wonderful party from the other side of the world! The venue was great and kids of all ages had a wonderful time and Alex was such a cutie in her pink petti skirt and top! Just too cute!
|Byron, Kaitlyn and Audrey at Day Dreamers Play Centre|
|Heston inspired meatballs on a stick!!! Nah pops ready to be dipped!|
|White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Pops|
Vanilla Bean Cookies
190g butter (l like to use salted but if using unsalted add a pinch of salt)
1 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste or scrape seeds of 2 vanilla beans
2 cups of plain flour
1/2 cup of rice flour
Place butter and sugar and vanilla bean paste in food processor and mix until combined and then add egg and mix until creamy. Add the flours and pulse until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a floured bench and knead together. Take half of the mixture and roll each half into a log and wrap both in cling wrap and place in fridge for 30 mins. I like to put one of my logs in the freezer to save for later or if making a large batch of cookies then put both in fridge to then roll and use. Each log should make around 20 medium size cookies but depends on your cookie cutter.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Remove dough from fridge and proceed to roll between two sheets of baking paper until dough is 4mm thick and then take desired cookie cutter and cut shapes and place on baking trays lined with baking paper and evenly place on trays and bake for 10-12 mins or until golden. Remove trays from oven and let sit for 5 mins and then place onto cooling racks until completely cool for decorating.
For a cookie decorating tutorial and royal icing recipe head on over to Cake Journal http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-flood-cookies-with-royal-icing
|Whoooo'd like an owl cookie??|
Will have some more party inspirations next week as l start to prepare for Byron and Kaitlyn's Birthdays! Very exciting and hoping to use that oven of mine to bake some macarons and other treats this week!
Take Care Lovelies and Bake, Create and Celebrate!