August 31, 2010– Donna of Life’s Too Short Not to Eat Dessert First picked Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies on page 125 of Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
I have come up with (for me) a novel excuse for why I am running a little late for my posting. I left my laptop at work. Yeah, excuses no matter how true generally come off sounding a touch shall I say lame…
It IS still the 31st. I am about to start getting ready to go out for my birthday dinner. I am going to Char, here is a link to their menu. I thinks, I will be having the watermelon salad with spicy squid to start and for mains tossing up between the pork belly and the duck. Char also do amazing steaks, but my hubby gets those and I have right of pillage off his plate- so why not diversify!
Right-o back to the post. These are a simple shortbread spiked with espresso powder and dark chocolate shards. Mine cracked a bit when I tried to slice them fresh from the fridge (the chunky nature of the chocolate probably didn’t help either) but other than that quite good. Not too sweet. The coffee is quietly in the background and even folk who aren’t mad for coffee (my mum for instance) liked these.
Now check out the blogroll for the other yummy shortbreads out there.