Monthly Archives: April 2012

Groceries

As many of you know, I am randomly, sporadically baking my way through Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies, a cookie cookbook I had owned for nearly 20 years but, until a little over a year ago, had never … Continue reading

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Sharing

I should be working on a paper or reading a book, but yesterday I baked. Sharon Tyler Herbst’s Kahlúa dream bars this time. With instant coffee and half a cup of coffee liqueur, plus a drizzling of two tablespoons more … Continue reading

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Drawn and quartered

Yesterday there was snow. Heavy wet snow that weighed down tree boughs, and flattened our lilac bush. It lay spread-eagled in the backyard, not looking at all like it would survive the assault. And one branch of it will not. … Continue reading

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Triple chocolate drops

There is only one word to describe the latest installment in baking our way through Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies, and that is decadent. I have let Ms. Herbst talk me through gilding the lily before, but this … Continue reading

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Let’s start at the very beginning …

… a very good place to start. Except I won’t because I didn’t. The recipe for peanut butter ‘n jellies is the base recipe for seven peanut butter cookie variations in Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies, but I … Continue reading

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Lenguas de gatos

On my second attempt to make these cats’ tongues from Spain, I have succeeded. I made a colossal mess whilst baking them, but they are edible this time. The batter is very thin and so difficult to put into a … Continue reading

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