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pansy-topped shortbread

pansy-topped shortbread


A buttery bikkie with edible blooms.

When it comes to desserts, biscuits aren’t exactly the most thrilling for the eyeballs. Who would look twice at a plain shortbread cookie when there are extravagantly-decorated cakes, tarts and pies to feast on instead (even when we know that these treats are not sufficient for dunking)? Foodie blog The View from Great Island has come up with a solution: edible blooms. Any beige bikkie stands out when it’s topped with a pretty pansy. Mosey over here to find the recipe, as well as some nifty tips on preparing your pressed flowers.

To accompany you while you embark on your next culinary quest, we’ve cooked up some lovely kitchen merch, including three colourful tea towels and a flower-power apron. Find the lot over at the frankie shop.