Cherry and marzipan shortbread bites

cherry-shortcake-bites These cherry shortcake bites came about in an effort to try and use up some leftover marzipan.cherry marzipan bites









140g butter

55g sugar

180g plain flour

75g Glace cherries (chopped)

55g marizpan (grated)


Rub together the butter and sugar until the are combined then add in the flour to make a shortbread dough. Add in the grated marzipan and chopped cherries and mix into the dough. Shape the dough into rectangles (or whatever shape you want) and bake in an oven at gas mark 5 (190) for 15-20 minutes.


Being more self sufficient goal list number 1!

Lets see how many I can have a go at this year!


Make butter

Grow veg in the garden

Grow salad in the garden

Make cheese

Make chutneys

Sew some clothes!

Make my own kitchen cloths

Crochet blankets for Christmas – one for each child

Make my own soap

Put together a proper first aid kit