While my friend Sue is recovering from surgery, I needed someone else to come with me, and by sheer luck my cousin just happened to be in town!
We had such a wonderful day, we had lunch before the ballet, then took the ferry over to south Perth and had dinner and drinks at the Windsor. We were so busy having such a great day, either one of us thought to take a photo!!
Our first ballet for the 2018 season, sadly my friend is recovering from an operation, so Mum and I went.
Cast; Saturday 2 June, 7:30pm The Sylph: Carina Roberts James: Stefano Russiello Madge: Ludovico Di Ubaldo Effy: Phebe Sleeman Gurn: Liam Green Nancy: Meg Parry Anna: Brooke Widdison-Jacobs Lead Forest Sylph: Nikki Blain
We has such a lovely day, found this super cute place for lunch Homes & Co, tucked away in and ally, food was delish! and good coffee too....
I suck at selfies!..... it's not your eyes, we are blurry..lol.. Such a beautiful old theatre, I love every visit. Mum tells me they have a small museum, so I will have to find it one day.
Hubby loves shortbread.... and I very rarely make it. The reason, creaming butter and sugar with a electric hand beater was just too hard!! LOL...
Now with my new toy it's a treat! so I've made it twice now... both in the same week, not good for the waistline!! Lemon Melting Moments
1/3 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1/2 cup of cornflour
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup icing sugar
3 teaspoons of lemon juice
Beat butter and sifted icing sugar until light and fully. Stir in sifted flours in 2 batches.
Place mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a fluted tube, and pipe swirls about 3cm apart.
Bake in a moderate (180°C) oven for about 10 mins, or unlit lightly browned. Let stand for a few minutes before lifting onto a wire rake to cool completely.
Lemon Cream - Combine butter, rind, sifted icing sugar, beat until light and fluffy, add juice and beat till well combined.
I found 3 teaspoon of lemon too strong, 2 was more then enough. I suggest adding a little and tasting as you go.
When I made it this time it the filling was too runny, adding extra icing sugar/mixture and beat well did the trick!
When cool, join biscuits with lemon cream and enjoy!!
I'm way behind in posting this..... such is my life, way behind in all things!! So here is the cake I made for Mum a few weeks back.... just to recap, I found the recipe here... Matters of the Belly The cake turned out a bit drier then were used to, not sure if I over baked it or not. Flavor was lovely, and I was happy with the look..... but I'm not a big fan of Buttercream icing, so having it's "naked" so to speak was a big bonus for me.
Of course it's not a birthday cake until it has a candle ❤
Baking this cake got me thinking that I would really like a stand mixer!!... something I've thought about off and on for quite a while..... a couple of weeks after look what came on special!
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