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Basler Brunsli

Named for Basel, Switzerland, these chocolate meringue cookies are unusually spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. After whipping up the meringue base, I folded it into a mix of ground almonds, cocoa powder, finely grated semi-sweet chocolate and a bit … Continue reading

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Sušvenkové cokoládové z dvojiho tēvsta

To the very best of my limited knowledge, Sušvenkové cokoládové z dvojiho tēvsta is Czech for “chocolate cookies of doubled dough,” or a close approximation thereof. Here’s what I like: A recipe that uses all the yolks, and exactly the … Continue reading

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Schokoladebrezeln

Chocolate pretzels. Unsweetened cocoa powder, coffee, cinnamon and vanilla conspire together in these wickedly delightful treats. They are beastly and time-consuming to shape, but so very good. I think I have mentioned before that the eggs I use are from … Continue reading

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Spicy cocoa thins

So easy it’s shocking. Melted butter, cocoa, chopped pecans, a wee bit of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, and a few other ingredients. One bowl and a spoon, a scraper and a jelly roll pan. And voilà! A nutty thin, … Continue reading

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Black Forest bars

I could write about this recipe following three divergent strands of thought — you know — if I could ever get started on the writing. The baking has been done for nearly a week. But, oh what a week! 1700 … Continue reading

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No-bake rum-raisin balls, or beginning Lent well

Sharon Tyler Herbst credits a friend in Christchurch with this recipe. She describes them as “freighted with raisins and coconut” rather than the cookie crumbs used in American rum balls. And they are. Rum, oatmeal, coconut, raisins, cocoa, powdered sugar, … Continue reading

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For those of you playing along at home

The summer solstice always leaves me a little flat, thinking I should have used the longer days leading up to it more fully because, oh no, now we are on our way back down the slope toward darkness, and I. … Continue reading

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