This is one of my favorite cookies ever. So full of flavor. And the cookie dough just melts in your mouth: the perfect balance between flaky and airy! I remember when I learned how to make the Linzertorte at while attending baking school at Ecole Lenotre, and I immediately fell in love with it. At the end of each week, when that’s week course was over, we displayed the production of everything we had made during those days so that students from other courses could come and see our work. At the end we could take home our bounty of choice. I fought hard to get that Linzertorte. And I did. This linzer cookie version is even better 😊. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
I love chocolate, and white chocolate is my soft spot. This oatmeal cranberry cookie recipe frosted with melted white chocolate is a slightly adapted version by one in Ottolenghi & Helen Goh's new baking book, Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi. They are so easy to make you just need to mix the ingredients in a certain order. Plus chilling the dough in not necessary, it is easy to roll out and to work with. Hope you love them as much as I do. It makes a beautiful gift 😊.
Today I'm sharing a spice cake/bread, a classic French pastry called Pain d'épices and it's delicious. You can keep it for up to a week properly wrapped or you can prepare it in advance, freeze it as soon as it cools off and then defrost whenever you want to eat it. This mini spice cake version is ideal to offer as gifts along with other sweets.
This is probably one of the first cakes I learned how to make at the age of 11. It was my father's favourite dessert and I decided it was going to be me baking his birthday cake that year. And off I went and made a delicious Rogel cake. I was so proud and happy because my dad loved it. And now so many years later I am sharing this classic argentine dessert with you. I hope you love it as much as he did 😊.
Before I came to France, I did not even know Yule log cake existed. After my first Christmas here, I understood that the “Bûche de Noël”, as it is called here, is a big deal for French people. Every bakery has their own version of this traditional dessert, and the creations are quite impressive. There are even special moulds for the modern version of the yule log cake. This version is a simpler one. A classic one. A homemade one. And an incredibly good one. If you are looking for Christmas dessert ideas, you are in the right place 😊. Hope you love it!
Alfajores are a classic treat I grew up with. If you go to a Kiosk in Argentina, you can probably choose from no less than 20 different alfajores brand! And I am being cautious over here 😉. They are a big thing over there, we take alfajores seriously! And an even bigger thing for any argentine living abroad. I am part for several facebook groups of argentine expats and probably one in three posts are related to alfajores, how to make them or where to get them! This a simple chocolate alfajores recipe that you can make in one afternoon. Hope you love it as much as I do.