22.12 Special


Happy Birthday Mum!
Have a truly special day. With lots of love

Three days to go! As promised, here is the recipe for shortbread, found on www.allrecipes.co.uk



250g (9 oz) plain flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

225g (8 oz) butter

100g (4 oz) caster sugar

1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3.
2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix to combine. Chill until dough is easy to handle, about 10 minutes.
3. On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to 5cm (1/4 in) thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on ungreased baking trays.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Have fun making it! I did.

And finally (I have no outfit to show from the past couple of days due to dressing to beat the cold and snow)
Check out my latest addition to my collection of muchlove jewellery



I can’t get enough of Anna’s gorgeous pieces.


57 comments for “22.12 Special

  1. mmm yum shortbread!Your necklace is so cute too.

  2. Happy birthday mum! Shortbread looks fab too 🙂

  3. Those cakes look amazing 🙂 Yum yum x Hope your mum had a great day

  4. Happy birthday to your mom.

    Love your new necklaces.

  5. Hooray! So happy to see the little birdie necklace has reached you safely ^_^. It sounds silly, but it feels rather surreal (in a good way) seeing my necklaces travel halfway across the globe!

    P.S. Happy birthday to your mum!!

  6. Happy b-day for your mum, dear!

    I’ll try this recipe this Christmas too, looks so good… thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh wow, shortbread..yum! xxx

  8. Kb

    Happy birthday to your Mum, mine had hers last week, such a festive time. The biscuits look yummy, as usual. I’m not really in the mood for outfit posts either, my wardrobe is woefully inadequate!

  9. MJ

    Happy Birthday to your mum! That shortbread looks yummy…


  10. Happy Birthday mum xxx

  11. Oh wow, your shortbread looks amazing! Deffo one of my fave type of biscuit to bake 🙂

    Here’s my recipe for the bars. I’m afraid its mainly estimations as I didnt measure too accurately…
    60 grams dates,
    40 grams hazelnuts/almonds
    1 tbsp cocoa powder

    makes 2 bars 🙂


  12. I am enjoying your baking posts! Sweet birthday to your mom too!

  13. You’re a regular chef! The cookies look delicious. 🙂

  14. The cookies look delicious, the jewellery is fabulous.
    -The Trendy Fashionista

  15. that necklace is lovely!

  16. Hey just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hi! Your mom is a lucky lady, those look fabulous!

  17. mmm the cookies look fantastic. happy bday to your mom!

  18. Cute necklace and i would like to taste your cookies!!!

  19. Happy Bday to Ur mom, darling D!


  20. happy birthday to your mom!
    have a great holiday!

  21. yummy! 😀 the food looks so good.

  22. the necklace is so pretty!
    happy birthday to your mom.


  23. What a lovely photos!
    I mean it:)

  24. im going to have to try that recipe!

  25. yummy 😀


  26. happy birthday to your lovely mom. : ) have a great day my dear. xo

  27. Congratulations with your mom’s birthday! =)

  28. ooooo i love shortbread. Hope your mum had a good day x

  29. Oooh very nice biscuits! I desperately want one now haha
    And happy birthday to your mum 🙂
    She must be proud to get a lovely mention from you on your blog!

  30. looks yummy!

    stop by my blog to pick up your award!


  31. Happy birthday, Laura’s mum!!!!

    So pretty – I love your foodie posts.


  32. Jen

    Happy birthday Mrs Daisy Chain! Gorgeous picture, and that necklace is really something special.

  33. Aw, happy birthday to Mum! I love the necklace!

  34. Happy Birthday to your Mum

    That necklace is SO cute!!

    Thanks so so much for your lovely comment

    If I don’t speak to you before, have a wonderfully safe and chic Christmas my darling =]

    English Rose x


  35. Happy birthday mum! I hope she had a lovely day !

  36. happy birthday to your mom 🙂

    love that bird necklace – so cute!

  37. love this necklace!! just gave my blog a make over check it out if uve time my dear! 🙂
    magpie-girl.blogspot.com xo

  38. Awww! SO cute and pretty.

  39. happy birthday to your mom! And thanks for the shortbread recipe..I’ve been looking for a new one because the last one I made had a weird consistency 🙁

  40. Happy Birthday mom!
    Thanks for the recipe…perfect with hot chocolate~

  41. woah….the cupcakes look amazing…and thats such a beautiful necklace….very christmas-y!

  42. Happy birthday to your mom ! The cupcakes really do look good 😉

  43. Oh happy birthday to your mom!!

    And the necklace is absolutely adorable, I really Anna’s pieces too:)

    Have a great Christmas week!


  44. Happy birthday to your mom! Hope she had a great birthday! And look at all those goodies!!! 🙂


  45. Ohhh! Those shortbread cookies look devilishly amazing!!! Crispy and brown on the outside and soft in the middle….perfectly yuuum!

  46. Looks yummy! Both the shortbread and the jewelry 🙂

  47. your mom is so blessed to have you as a daughter.

    happy bday to your mom! and hey happy holidays.

    I am Denise Katipunera

  48. Aw Thnx !! 🙂
    What a cute necklace,superduper neat !

  49. I wish I could bake …

    Happy birthday to your Mum!


  50. these holiday pictures are so sweet! and happy birthday to your mom (:

  51. Happy Birthday to your mommy!!!
    That necklace from much love is just gorgeous!!!
    ooh and another recipe how nice, looks like I found me a baking buddy *grin* ^_^

  52. happy b’day daisy chain mum!!!!

    (sorry I’m late!)


  53. It’s late, but I hope your mum had a fun birthday! Thanks for sharing the shortbread recipe.

  54. Anonymous

    Such a lovely necklace.-Feather