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Hamantashen are the traditional Purim treat that is a cookie or pastry with a hidden inner filling of fruit. But sweet cheese kreplach are another sort of Purim pastry that is just as welcome.
Something to be grateful for on your Thanksgiving table! These my new favourite biscotti recipe and just in time for Canadian (and American) Thanksgiving. These are crisp and spicy and festive - a wonderful coffee klatch biscotti or gift. I almost always coat one side of these with melted white chocolate which I mix with cinnamon or orange oil. Just roast an extra sweet potato for using in this recipe.
Hugepastry eclairs, stuffed with silky pastry cream and generously smeared with Swiss chocolate glaze make these unbeatable. Alternatively, fill these with softened vanilla ice-cream, top with the chocolate and freeze until required. Then slather on additional hot fudge sauce.
These are about the size of Texas – big bold, sprawling puddlings of pure chocolate. You could make them small or medium sized. The only thing you could do wrong here is to not make them. This recipes makes one of those perfect textured cookies – dense, chewy centers, crisp edges – perfect. A March spring break cookie treat.
A Cranberry Extravanganza for Thanksgiving. For a limited time, Three (!) Fabulous recipes including Sweet Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread, Thanksgiving’s Best Cranberry Cream Scones and a BB special, Canned Cranberry Bundt Cake (you know - you have leftover sauce or bought a can too many - here's the perfect cake to take care of business). Cut, paste, print out and bake.....
Not a cookie, not biscotti but bigger and better than both. Huge wedges of biscotti ‘cake’, coated on one side with a slick of white or dark chocolate, make for unbelievable wow appeal. I saw these at a local café and thought, ‘hey, I can do that’. So can you.
This are traditional to France and made famous by Poilane, of Paris. If you look on the Poilane site, you will see these cookies available as well as the bakery’s famed sourdough breads. These are tiny, crisp, and perfectly sandy; not quite a shortbread; not quite a butter cookie but pure heaven. These are great keepers too. A glass cookie jar filled with these, is irresisistible. They stay crisp, sweet, and crunchy. Because they are no bigger than a quarter or dollar piece (people still use that term?) you’ll want to snag a handful for a cup of tea or cold lemonade. There is another story about Punitions and you can read it at Madeleines, a Story of Cake and Love. These have a shortbread taste but adding vanilla gives them another dimension, as would orange oil or extract or almond extract. I like them in almost any flavor rendition.
A vanilla layer, followed by candied pecans, a sludgy layer of chocolate biscotti batter and a final topping of crisp coffee flavor. Get the espresso ready.
Rich, tender, flaky. Golden, brown sugar scones, chunked up a notch.
Chunks of Swiss chocolate in a vanilla and cream scone batter.
We got used to making this chunky funky style of cookie when I decided biscotti was better as a stick cookie. These are extremely satisfying if you love Tollhouse flavor in a hefty, dense cookie that is a nibbler or a dipper - up to you.
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