Saturday, 29 November 2014

Frida and her Favourite Cookies

I don't think I have to present you this amazing woman. She should be an 
inspiration for every women.

I have a book about Frida Kahlo and her life, I read it at least a hundred times. :)
This fictional biography by F. G. Haghenbeck 
is a combination of magical realism and recipes.
Frida's legendary recipes appear as a tasty culinary bonus, there are
traditional mexican foods, soups, desserts and drinks.

After I read the book for the 101th time, I decided to try a recipe and
I chose to bake some orange shortbreads. :)

Here is the recipe, directly from the book:

'Orange Shortbreads (My favourites)
Polvorones de Naranja

4 ounces vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 orange (juice and zest)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
sugar for decorating

* Beat the shortening with the sugar until it's spongelike, then immediately add the egg yolk, orange juice and zest. Then add very slowly the flour already mixed with the baking soda. Mush together the dough and with a rolling-pin roll it. Shape biscuits out of it and put them in a greased pan. Bake them until they're brown. At the end sprinkle the cookies with powdered sugar.'

Which is your favourite Frida painting?
This is mine:


  1. Now I need to buy the book! :) It sounds great. And cookies appear yummy, it's a pity I don't have cooking skills! But maybe I'm going to try it during holiday break :)

  2. Haha, Joanna, don't vorry, I don't have cooking skills neighter, but this recipe is really easy :) and by the way the book is really great!!!

  3. Awesome post! So inspiring:)

  4. Thank you dear Ira Kharchenko, glad you find it inspiring! :)