Tuesday, 20 November 2012

These aren't the cookies you're looking for...

When I say I like making things, unfortunately it doesn't extend to baking. My baking repertoire is, shall we say, rather limited.  In fact, the only thing I can bake successfully is shortbread.  I can make them in my sleep, but anything else is a hit or a miss and more likely to be the latter.

The experience of watching Episode IV in the cinema back in 1977 never left me. I still remember queuing for ages, waiting in anticipation and not knowing what to expect.  Considering I had only arrived in London from Hong Kong 3 years earlier, not able to speak a word of English, I wasn’t sure how I would take it.  But from the moment the Imperial Star Destroyer scrolled onto the screen, it was enough.  I was completely blown away by the ground-breaking special effects and kept wondering, how do they do that?  So needless to say, I was thrilled when I came across these fabulous cookie cutters by Williams-Sonoma

My normal shortbread...but not for long!
I am going to treat myself this Christmas and buy these cutters.  Shortbread has just become a whole lot better.