I pre-empted this post last week. These biscuits are the result of a search I did in Eat Your Books. I restricted my search to baking, then to walnuts and these guys popped up… and I am glad they did.
In my Widow’s Kisses post, I said they were a jackpot. There were three reasons for that statement. Firstly, they taste great. Secondly, they were made in the food processor, therefore, only took a few minutes to put together. Thirdly, and most importantly, you pipe them rather than shape them.
I bet you are wondering why the piping won the most important guernsey. Continue reading
We needed biscuits and we needed biscuits badly. I go through stages where I don’t make anything sweet because “I’m too fat” or “They are bad for us” or a similar wimpish reason. I don’t know why I refrain. When there is nothing sweet in the house, we just go on a rampage searching here and there for anything remotely sweet. We have even been known to eat cooking chocolate when things were desperate. Continue reading
The other week, Maus came into the study and said “I feel like a date pillow”. As I am sure you all know by now, Maus’ wish is my command.
I interpreted what she said as ” I want you to make me a date slice.” I stored the information away. “I can do that,” I thought. “I have some date paste that needs a purpose. I could kill two birds with one stone.” Continue reading
… You always need to be writing about something new. This is all very well in the first year of your blog. You have a lifetime of favourite recipes to write about. However, slowly but surely, you exhaust your repertoire. Then what?
I first saw this slice on Jane’s, (The Shady Baker) July 2015 In My Kitchen post. I was immediately smitten by the idea of it. In my view there is no better combination than chocolate, walnuts and rolled oats. It is a combination made in heaven. I commented that her slice looked and sounded wonderful and Jane generously emailed me the recipe.
I can assure you the slice did not disappoint. It is to die for. I mentioned to Maus last night that I don’t think I should make it again as it is so good, I can’t get it out of my mind and, subsequently, I am eating much more of it than my waistline would suggest is wise. Continue reading
For July and August, The Cookbook Guru is showcasing the book, The Italian Baker, by Carol Field. Early in July, I checked out the book and spotted this recipe. I was attracted because it required 8 (or 9) egg whites. If there is one ingredient that I covet in a recipe as much as marmalade, it’s egg whites. I, usually, have 15-20 in the freezer.
My mate, Colette, has just been on holiday to the Motherland and came back bearing a haul of gifts for me (more in this month’s IMK post). Thanks, Colette. One of my gifts was this customisable cookie stamp. I thought it was a hoot. I immediately got all the letters out and started playing. It’s Maus’ birthday in a couple of days so I decided to construct “Happy birthday”. You can imagine my anguish when I got to “day” only to find there was not a second “Y”. I was pretty pissed off – “pathetic,” I thought. I was especially grumpy since the packaging showed a stamp bearing the message, ” Happy 5th Bday!” which, as you can see, needs two “Ys”. Because I couldn’t make “Happy Birthday”, I went for the above sycophantic message.