Saturday, May 30, 2009

Homemade Shortbread with Hawaiian twist! and.......Duck Eggs!!




Ingredients; 4oz butter softened, 2oz caster sugar, 5 oz flour, and some hawaiian pineapple sugar

1. cream butter and sugar
2. add flour with fork, then add to a baking tin, punch with fork many times and sprinkle with hawaiian pineapple sugar
3. bake in oven for 40 min at 325 until pale straw color.

and its done, lovely with strawberries and a cup of tea.

Oh and the mail man asked me the other day
Do you realize you have a Duck nesting in the front yard?, I said no, then I looked behind a bush and low and behold the little duckie has build herself a pretty little nest with 7 eggs inside.
How exciting, I keep quietly checking on her, as its right next to the front door, she covers them goes about her business and returns at night to keep them warm.



Lets hope they make it and we have some little chicks!!,
Does anyone know what ducks eat??


Love Rebecca

14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I can't believe she nested so close to your door...how strange. She must feel safe...how cool is that!? Oh yes, the shortbread looks good, too :)

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  2. Your shortcake looks so nice--I have not made shortbread with the flavored sugar yet--great idea! I am happy you seem to be enjoying everything!

    The duck family that camps out on our street and in my yard really like any kind of bread. I am amazed they built the nest right there.

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  3. Nice job on the shortbread. =)

    OMG, that's so adorable. I hope those little duckies will make it too. The mommmy sure made a good choice in choosing your house. She's in good company.

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  4. Nice work on the shortbread! aww that's so cute! I hope they can make it too! This is so exciting =)

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  5. The shortbbead sounds wonderful.. how exciting about the duck eggs. Youll have to keep us all posted.

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  6. Don't worry about about feeding them - Mom knows what to do. Your shortbread looks lovely.

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  7. What ducks eat depend on the type of duck you're breeding (and the age!). Some have a large vegetarian diet, others fish in the ponds for small fish. I guess you can get it right by leaving grains around the place where the parent goes to get food. Keep us posted!

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  8. Oh how cute-Jas will love to see the ducklings when they hatch!! I've seen a lot of people feed bread to ducks(you could go one-up on them and feed them with 100% whole wheat bread). Back in India,my friend's mom used to put a bowl of water and fill that with cooked rice(it seems they can't pick the rice from the ground).

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  9. Hi all mummy duckie is sitting on the eggs, if they hatch I will get them a paddling pool he he, will keep updating you all Rebecca

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  10. Duck eggs in your front yard? Wow, that's pretty neat! Hawaiian pineapple sugar sounds wonderful in the shortbread!

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  11. MMMMM...looks so delicious! OOOOOOHHHH yes! I just love an excellent shortbread recipe!

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  12. OMG! Mama duck is really smart to make this choice! Nest is so adorable and perfectly built..

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  13. Oh what a lovely click. Nest looks awesome. Short cake, sounds kool too.

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  14. Love the shortbread but how wonderful about the duck nest! Please let us know when the happy hatching occurs.

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