Sweeten up your life with these delicious cookies

Gourmet Bushie 1

So I’m feeling a little nostalgic. It’s officially going to be over a year we are together. Now I want you to think back to when I was in CapeTown and my rental car overheated. Now for those of you who don’t know, this is what happened….

I flew down to CapeTown to do a show on SABC3’s eXpresso only for my car to overheat. I ended up being helped by an awesome couple and in return cooked breakfast for them. So I am calling these cookies, Disasters WARNING – “Don’t Use Rental Vehicles When Baking These.”

As such I have a treat for you. After all we have established that February is sweet tooth month. Over the next few days, I am putting together a stellar restaurant review from around Durban and putting my spin on a few Autumn recipes. Either way last time I was on eXpresso it went a little something like this. If you are more of the viewing type you can watch it on the link below.

What you will need:

1.5 cups of room temperature butter,

2 cups of Selati white sugar

4 large eggs

1 teaspoons

5 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

What you need to do:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs separately with a tablespoon of flour and vanilla. Stir in the, baking powder, remaining flour and salt. Cover with cling film, and chill dough for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 200°c. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. I like using the shapes or you can do circles and drizzle your favourite colours.
  3. Place cookies one inch apart on baking paper.
  4. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Now a quick interlude. (That means adbreak), ever had genuine Swiss and French Cuisine? Enjoy dancing in an open field with live music from across Africa? Join me in celebrating African culture across the world with many foreign citizens and visitors. Where? Lol, that you will find out next week.

Now back from our commercial break.

Royal Icing

What you will need:

Lemon juice

200g icing sugar

What you need to do:

  1. Mix together the lemon juice and icing sugar and stir vigorously to combine. Add more icing sugar if it requires to achieve the right consistency.
  2. Add required colour to the icing and pipe onto biscuits.
  3. Always keep the icing covered with cling wrap. This will prevent a skin occurring on the surface of the icing and ensure a smooth icing.

When you done you can pipe em, stick em and lastly dunk em. It’s a really simple recipe so I will be frank. In the words of my grandmother, “If this recipe flops, it’s not the recipe, it’s you. ”

So to you my awesome readers follow your dreams but never forget your roots. Until next week have a great one and know the weekend is almost here.

You can find out more at www.facebook.com/thegourmetbushie and feel free to email me at thegourmetbushie@gmail.com if you have any questions or need any tips. A recipe is not meant to be a secret. If you keep it locked up how can you expect the others to see the world through your tastebuds.

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