How is your March going so far? How’s the weather in your area? Spring-like? or still more Winter-like? Here, in San Francisco, it has been some rainy days, and some sunny days. But I think that is normal for this time of year.
Here are the articles I’ve been reading this past week:
I think these are my new favorite brownies to make. They’re easy, with minimal tools and ingredients required. In fact, I first found this recipe because I only had two eggs and baker’s chocolate squares and I wanted to make brownies. Trust me, it is not easy finding a brownie recipe that only has two eggs AND does not use cocoa powder. But, nonetheless, I did, and these are delicious. No pictures, because I am lazy, and because I am sure that you know what brownies look like by now. Continue reading →
As promised from my last dessert post, this next post is about Hamentashen!
Sure, Purim was a week ago, but Hamentashen could really be eaten year-round. I made these little goodies for the Oscar-watching event that took place last night. They are basically little pies/turnovers that are triangular in shape. The process is quite simple, that you make the dough, let it chill, cut out circles, add filling, and place on the cookie sheet. Then the forming of triangles and egg washing the outsides. I found the recipe in what has now become one of my favorite cookbooks, The Field Guide To Cookies.
I already made these brown sugar cookies for the Hanukkah party (Dec. 2009), but I decided to make them again for two reasons:
1) I wanted something simple, and I had all of the ingredients already
2) I had almonds leftover that I wanted to use up.
These are the two main reasons I find myself in the kitchen. The only other time I am baking something, it is for a special occasion, and now, since January, the Daring Bakers’ Challenge every month.
Anyway, if you want to know more about the cookies, you can check out the original post. If you want to check out the recipe, click here. Sorry for the short and lazy post. I promise the next one will be better. I am going to be making Hamentashen, which are cookies usually served for Purim, but I am a week late. But better late than never, right?