Tag Archives: lard

Масни курабии

Масни курабии, or masni kurabii, are Bulgarian yogurt cookies. A literal translation might be fatty cookies. These delicate nut balls (can I say that on WordPress?) are a Christmas favorite in Bulgaria, according to Sharon Tyler Herbst. They are tender … Continue reading

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Bizcochitos

Bizcochitos are holiday sweets from Mexico according to Sharon Tyler Herbst, but according to the internet they originated in and are the state cookie of New Mexico. Lightly fragrant with crushed anise and sweet wine, and redolent with cinnamon, they … Continue reading

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Galletas de ajonjolí y anís

Galletas de ajonjolí y anís. Literally, cookies with sesame and anise. Nothing in the Spanish there about lard (manteca de cerdo), but it’s the lard that makes these singular. They melt in your mouth, leaving behind the slightly smokey sweet … Continue reading

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Masitas de chancaca and avulsion fractures

I baked these molasses-coconut cookies some time early last week. And last week has become a distant hazy memory. I do remember the cookies were good. Everyone here liked them. Semi-soft and chewy. Good with milk. According to Sharon Tyler … Continue reading

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Land o’Lard, or look away, ye vegans!

There have been some firsts in this baking my way through The Joy of Cookies. First purchase of Irish whiskey. First taste of rosewater. First disposal of rosewater. First cookie gun. Chinese almond cookies are my first venture into the … Continue reading

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