With the arrival of September I’m delighting in all things autumnish. Yes, I’m still basking in gloriously hot sunshine during the day, but I confess I’m enjoying the cooler nights where I get to wear sweaters and tucked quilts around me while I read or watch movies.
I’m excited today because The Travel Belles are featuring an article I wrote on Bled Castle in Slovenia. 🙂 I’d love it if you’d pop over and take a look and leave a comment to let us know what you think. 🙂 Click here to visit this gorgeous castle.
This morning I got up bright and early so I could take my walk and still have time to pick some blackberries before work. I have grand plans for a Blackberry Nectarine Galette to feast on this weekend. 🙂
This cooler weather has really put me in a baking mood, and my favorite thing right now is Spiced Maple Shortbread. Tender, buttery, not-too-sweet with all sorts of lovely Christmasy smells wafting through the house as they bake, these simple little cookies are so divine with a cup of strong black tea or sweet orange tea.
What does Autumn put you in the mood for?
Spiced Maple Whole Grain Shortbread
2 cups whole grain pastry or all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp maple extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add maple extract to melted butter and stir.
- Mix dry ingredients and stir in butter.
- Press into a square 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut into squares and bake for 20 minutes.