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Make your own Hidden Gardens AGM Shortbread

The remains of our AGM Shortbread
The remains of our AGM Shortbread

Have your own Hidden Gardens AGM by making your own shortbread!

Ingredients
* 125g/4oz butter
* 55g/2oz caster sugar
* 180g/6oz plain flour

Directions
1 Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.

2 Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.

3 Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/½in thick.

4 Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with icing sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

5 Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Young Film-Makers welcome dancers to the Hidden Gardens

Some of our film-makers taking footage
Carol from Scrumptious Productions and some of our film-makers taking footage

Our Youth Film-Making Project began last week, with our young film-makers greeting 11 dancers from Singapore, on an exchange programme with Scottish Ballet.

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Once introductions were made, everybody split into groups to either take a tour of the Sanctuary Gardens, or make their own delicious shortbread.

Some of our gingko-leaf shortbread - it didn't last long!
Some of our gingko-leaf shortbread – it didn’t last long!

The dancers will be participating in the first ever Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival, taking place at Tramway from Thursday 10th July. It’s all shaping up to be a really exciting event!

Amanda

Some delicious chapattis being prepared
Some delicious stuffed parathas being prepared by our talented local volunteers