The cookie monsters are back!
And this is very true, considering the time a batch of cookies lasted in our home: 3 days. 2 people.
Testament to how awesome they were!
This was the first time I tried browning the butter. I was always thinking that it cannot make such a big difference. Boy, was I wrong!
It definitely makes a difference! The taste and smell are incredible!
It’s Christmas tiiiiiiiiiime!! CHRISTMAAAAS!!
I cannot begin to describe how excited I am during this season! My joy is ridiculous!!
To top that joy I made melomakarona! Sounds Greek to you? Well, it is!
Melomakarona are traditional Christmas cake-like cookies, wonderfully spiced and soaked in a honey-based syrup. They are sweet, delicious and addictive!
You will not find a house without melomakarona during the holidays!
Plus, in case you are interested, they are dairy-free!
It seems (and probably is) like ages since my previous post, but we had a loooong (one “o” per day-off) weekend and we visited family in Switzerland.
But as I said in the previous post, we have whoopie pies today!
I only tried whoopie pies for the first time this year and I fell in love. This dessert has everything I like: you bite into soft cookie to reach a thick creamy frosting. Swoon.
Also, for the first time, I made caramel all by myself!
Diamonds are forever, forever, forever… ♫
Or are they?…
Well, I tell you, these ones lasted one working day:
My labmates really enjoyed them, and this is always a good sign!
This was the first dessert I baked coming from my amazing America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book, and I was not disappointed.
The cookie has a scrumptious buttery taste, while the chocolate-hazelnut combination is simply perfect!
I’m sensing there will be plenty of baking from this book! But let’s start with these chocolate diamond cookies!
Two days ago we returned from Greece, where we spent our Easter holidays. And it was fantastic!
We enjoyed our families (we hadn’t visited since New Year’s), ate amazing food prepared by our mothers, and spent time with our 3-year old niece and 4-month old nephew, who we simply adore!
Food is a big part of Easter (as it is for Christmas), and there are a few typical stuff almost every family prepares.
Let’s move on to the photos then!