Shortbread speaks to my husband’s Scottish roots and is so easy to make that it is a great recipe for children, even very young: you just fold ingredients, pat ingredients, sprinkle sugar and bake.
So why ‘chef ‘Hélène? I regularly spend time cooking with children at Greeley Hill Elementary School/Coulterville High School in northern Mariposa county just west of Yosemite National Park. One of our first recipes together was shortbread, the divinely buttery, crumbly and slightly sweet treat was a hit. Before I knew it I was named and became Chef Hélène to them, so my blog is named after these wonderful kids’ quick wits and generosity of heart. My hours there are precious and unforgettable.
You can find our shortbread recipe at http://www.yosemiteplaisance.com, select Bon Appetit! and click on the chef’s knife.