These cookies are on constant rotation in my household – they are so popular I sometimes have to bake them three times a week! These cookies satisfy any chocolate, crunchy and chewy craving you might possibly have. Almost like a regular chocolate chip cookie, but made special with the addition of Nutella, which is a pantry staple in our home.
I’ve posted this recipe before but I had to do it again – Ginger Molasses cookies are a perfect Fall-Winter cookie, it’s spicy and warm and comforting all at once. They are huge and chewy and covered in sugar, but absolutely perfect with a cup of tea or a glass of warm milk.
It’s also the absolute best cookie to sit down with and watch an episode of True Blood or Real Housewives on a cold, windy night. This recipe makes 6 large cookies, but if you want to make smaller ones, watch your time – cook for 2 minutes less or until the outside looks harder than the inside. Enjoy!
I adore strawberries. I love cake. And I obsess over Smitten Kitchen’s blog. So to make this cake was really a no brainer, and also, J complained that I purchased too many “local strawberries” off the side of the road and no one was eating them. Well, eat this J! Really…
This cake is super simple to make, which makes life easy. It’s a great afternoon cake, goes well with cappucinos or champagne. Also, the pictures on SK’s blog are way better. It actually puts mine to shame! Other things that suck: I never, ever remember to put powdered sugar on top of treats (I think it’s my aversion to cleaning my sifter), and I can never get a picture of a whole dessert. Meaning, not cut into, not half eaten – because I always forget!
One of my new favourite cookbook authors is Nigella Lawson. I adore her. Her cookbooks are charming and sweet and full of delicious foods. Last week my daughter was diagnosed with numerous allergies, we already knew about her peanut allergy but she’s also allergic to beef, fish, shellfish and milk. Milk! Most kids LOVE milk, and Princess is no exception.
Welcome to the first Craving Fab Pastries Challenge! Angela from Craving Cupcakes and myself have started this challenge simply to force ourselves to make pastries – a task that seemed daunting to both of us! On the first of every month there will be a new challenge posted. Anybody can join in – all you need to do is make the challenge by the end of the month, post it on your blog along with your experience and photos of it. At the end of the month come back here and you will find a post with a McLinky and you can add your link to it as well!
French Tart Dough
Have you ever made a home-made pie or tart shell – from scratch? The challenge is to make this tart shell from scratch and then fill it with anything your heart desires! Of course, you can stop at the shell, but I’m so interested in what you really want to fill it with – chocolate, apples, berries, peanut butter…. I can go on!
We will be following this recipe from David Lebovitz’s site, which has very good instructions on how to make it. You can substitute or change whatever you wish as long as you still come out with a tart shell – you can make one large one, or tons of tiny ones, whatever suits your needs! And of course – take pictures and brag about what you’ve made!