Archive for the ‘Cookies & Biscuits’ Category

And then there were cookies…
January 7, 2010

Chocolate Chip cookies to be precise!

It’s been months since my last post. Since then I’ve moved with He Who Eats to Florida and now finally Manhattan. I did little cooking and baking in Florida as I was kicking back for a bit, but this was merely a precursor to bigger plans.

I would genuinely like to bake for a living, and I am using our time in the big city to test my mettle.

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Jammy Linzer Biscuits
October 17, 2009

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Linzers are real Golden Days fare, with an incredibly simple biscuit sandwiched together with any available jam and dusted with icing sugar. They store well in a tin, go absolutely perfectly with hot tea, and generally comfort the cash-strapped soul. Mr. Darcy and I are facing quite a monumental move and are savouring only the most basic, homemade treats. Honestly, it’s been lovely – we haven’t missed anything tied to money at all.

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The Sticky Biscuit
September 27, 2009

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In the last post, I included a little tip to those who find their crumble turns to mush – as mine did. But rather than lose a perfectly good mixture, I added some sugar and vanilla to make a sort of flat cookie base. I knew this wouldn’t be perfect, but looked up a nice sweet topping to turn it into cookie bars. I had bought a big bag of whole walnuts, and found a basic sticky honey recipe to bind them up. Mr. Darcy was already lingering around the kitchen to enjoy the smell of the apple crumble baking, and watched mesmerised as I walloped the nuts with my rolling pin (no nutcracker in the house, ack).

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