A rose for all my friends.
For some of you, my faithful fellow bloggers, this post will come a bit early. For some it will be "on the day." Whichever, here's a yummy, full of brain helping anti-oxidants, recipe to wish you all a
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
Chocolate Walnut Shortbread:
1/2 c. walnuts
1 c. white flour
1 stick unsalted butter, or baking margarine, room temperature, plus more for pan
1/2 c. chocolate bits (mini baking choc. bits work best, but any chocolate is great)
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 teas. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325. Pulse walnuts in grinder until finely ground. Transfer to bowl, add flour & stir thoroughly. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, add flour mix and beat until combined. Stir in chocolate bits. Butter 8 inch round cake pan, place dough in pan, cover with plastic wrap and press until dough is spread evenly in pan. Cut with sharp knife into eight wedges, prick all over with fork. Bake until golden and firm in center, 30-35 minutes. Recut into wedges and prick again.
Can eat when slightly cooled. EAT!