It's become a tradition now that when Mr W does some sort of major sporting event, I make millionaires shortbread. Or some variation on it, such as this Snowfall shortbread I baked back in January. So, I just had to wait for an appropriate occasion to bake the wonderful sounding Baroque Shortbread from the Eat Me book by Xanthe Milton. This proved to be welcoming Mr W back from his cycling trip to France 4 days before we left to go to get married - he has a nasty habit of getting grumpy when he is too tired/lacking in sugar, so I thought it might be best to ensure that he had a good dose of sugar during those weeks.
Essentially, it is the same as a regular millionaire's shortbread, but with the addition of toasted pecans and cranberries on the top. The recipe called for those silver balls on the top, which I always fear I will break my teeth on, so I substituted these rather pretty gold stars from Lakeland. Yum!
I love books, baking and my boyfriend, and love to write about the first two. I particular love "forgotten" books, books brought out of obscurity by republication and those still languishing in obscurity. I'm currently reading my way through all of the Virago Modern Classics, but taking in other books along the way.