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Biscotti d’anici

Sharon Tyler Herbst claims this version of biscotti originates in Venice and is beloved by both northern and southern Italians. There are many variations on the recipe. The version Ms. Herbst provides, laden with sliced, toasted almonds and lightly flavored … Continue reading

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Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen is the German compound for overkill. Or overload. Or it should be. (sigh) Actually, it translates to gingerbread. (Incidentally, so does Pfefferkuchen, another appellation for these sweet spicy treats.) While Lebkuchen the word has been around since the early … Continue reading

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Zimtsterne

Zimtsterne, or cinnamon stars, are traditional holiday cookies of German origin. Meringue-based, they are delicate, light and airy. They are also a pain in the ass to make. Or maybe they would be a little easier with a few modifications … Continue reading

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Springerle

The recipe for Springerle is centuries-old. It originated in the German duchy of Swabia. Flavored with anise and lemon zest, the white cookie is deeply embossed with a carved rolling pin or by pressing into a mold. After forming, the … Continue reading

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Suspiros de almendras

Suspiros de almendras, or almond sighs, are so named because they are “light as a sigh,” says Sharon Tyler Herbst, and they are. Flavored with almond, lemon juice and zest, they are little clouds of sweet meringue. The recipe calls … Continue reading

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Madeleines

About two weeks ago, thinking of Kate and her impending return home from 10 days in France, I took myself to a nearby shop for cooking and baking supplies and bought myself a pan of “special shell-shaped molds” for making … Continue reading

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Iziumnye sukhariki

My scrawled notes in The Joy of Cookies tell me that I baked these Russian raisin rusks on the third of January. I have apparently been too busy to write about them, however, until now. And the only reason I’m … Continue reading

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