Archive for December, 2010

FFwD: Speculoos

December 3, 2010

I made the speculoos from Dorie’s Around My French Table.  Here is the thing: the recipe kind of looks like a chocolate cookie recipe, but without the chips and with some spices added in. When raw, the dough has the same texture, and when baked, the cookies have the same texture: warm from the oven, the cookies are crisp without and chewy within, and when cooled, they are crispy-caramel-ey in the exact same way as chocolate chip cookies.

When my son had this cookie, he asked: where are the chocolate chips? Following a suggestion from Dorie to sandwich these cookies with ganache, I melted chips onto the just baked cookies and then pressed them together.


Food Processor Challah

December 2, 2010

Bored with the usual challah, I went looking for something a little different and I found it. The Best Bread Ever, by Charles Van Over was a late 90’s book that promised great bread fast using the food processor. And it has a challah recipe!