an ode to nurturers
at simétrie, we infuse a sense of care in everything we do, from genuine connections with our staff and customers to sourcing materials and crafting our pieces. as Mother's Day approaches, we want to acknowledge that nurturing and care come from a variety of people in our lives, not just the traditional idea of a "mother." our innate human need to be nurtured can be met by a variety of people in our lives - regardless of gender, age, and familial status.
as the founder of a values-driven brand, I know firsthand that the world can be challenging at times. it is the individuals who have always got our backs with a supportive cheer, a home cooked meal or a warm enveloping hug, that truely enable us to develop into the best versions of ourselves.
so, as we approach Mother's Day in Australia, we want to take a moment to celebrate the nurturers in our lives - the people who have lifted us up, supported us, and made us feel loved. whoever they may be.
one of my fondest childhood memories was my Nonna's sugar biscuits, which always seemed to be waiting for me in her kitchen. they were my favourite treat, and they symbolised the love she had for her grandkids. and now i’m delighted to share this recipe with you.
Nonna’s sugar biscuit recipe
- 1 cup of unsalted butter or Nuttelex (room temperature)
- 2/3 cup of icing sugar + 1/4 cup for dusting
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of almond extract
- 2 ½ cups of plain flour (sifted three times)
- 1 cup of almond meal
- preheat your oven to 180°C (325°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- mix the butter or Nuttelex and icing sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. making sure to add the icing sugar a bit at a time.
- add the vanilla extract and almond extract to the wet mixture. then mix the plain flour and almond meal into the butter mixture with a wooden spoon.
- once mixed, form the dough into small balls or crescents with your hands. place on the lined baking tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
- allow the biscuits to cool before dusting them with icing sugar.
i hope you enjoy this recipe and maybe pass on a little love and care to those that have so freely given it.
lots of love,
~ simone x