Gevulde koeken and a hot cup of coffee are a gezellig cold-weather ritual. And naturally, I had to mix the comforting spices from speculaas cookies with the classic gevulde koek.
Panellets are a traditional Catalan cookie made from marzipan and pine nuts served for Tots Sants, or All Saints’ Day. They’re sweet and nutty, with a light crunch on the outside and a soft marzipan center. When I lived in Barcelona, I looked forward to October and November for la Castanyada. I loved going to
I’m dedicating this week’s post to Open Kitchens. Open Kitchens is a project set up to provide free meals to those in need by partnering with restaurants across the UK to deliver food to the elderly, vulnerable and frontline workers. A donation of £5.55 enables Open Kitchens to supply 3 meals. What are Breskvice? Breskvice
Florentine biscuits are crisp, delicate cookies studded with toasted almonds, dried fruit and coated with dark chocolate. The batter is held together with caramel, so they are great for baking when you’re out of flour and eggs. Florentines are usually associated with the holiday season, but the nuts and dried fruit in the batter can
Brutti ma Buoni, meaning “ugly but good” in Italian, are crunchy-gooey meringue cookies with nuts; usually hazelnuts, but sometimes almonds. I don’t find them to be particularly ugly, but they are definitely good and addictive. While I intended to have just one with a strong batch of moka pot coffee, I swiftly finished 3 or
These cookies took me by surprise. While I was expecting a sandwich cookie in a fun shape, I was amazed by the complexity of such a simple cookie. These are similar to shortbread, buttery and “short,” but made better with toasty brown butter. With the crisp, nutty cookie, sandwiched with fruity jam and covered in
While summer has just begun, the warm weather is begging for seasonal delights. The pistachio harvest won’t start until August or September, but pistachios, lemon and chocolate are a fun, fair weather combination. While these cookies are well-known outside of Italy with the name biscotti, meaning ‘twice cooked,’ in Italy they are more commonly called