Last weekend I watched the Toronto Santa Claus Parade (best one in years, by the way), and this week I’ve been cranking the Christmas tunes. So believe me, I am more than ready to kick things up a holiday notch around here! And I ask you, what better way to do that, than with candy canes? Continue reading →
Oh Wow! Can you believe that we are STILL not unpacked! My baking equipment and (much of) my ingredients have yet to see the light of day. And the photography stuff, well who even knows where that is…. *sigh* I need a cookie.
Dave’s biggest complaint about my baking is that there’s too much brown… Scratch that… Dave’s biggest complaint about my baking is that he never gets the same thing twice. He knows that no matter how much he raves about a cookie/cake/muffin/pie, there’s a good probability that he’s never going to see that recipe again… Dave’s SECOND biggest complaint is that there’s too much brown.
We live near several antique shops, and enjoy browsing them on the occasional Sunday. Dave wanders off to find art inspiration, while I can be found scouring the books, in search of vintage cookbooks. I’ve found a couple, but mostly come across those mail in recipe booklets that company’s send out… My oldest find has been a Fleischman Yeast recipe booklet from 1926… For me, reading through these books is like being taught the old ways from a great-grandmother, and as much as I love having fun with recipes and putting my own spin on them, I believe in the importance of remembering our culinary roots.
Hmm, I know what you’re thinking. That these are just plain, old, sugar cookies… But step a little closer, lean in, and let your nose tell you differently… Do you smell that? That delightful sweet/floral aroma? Know what it is?… Rose water and white chocolate… Now take a bite… Crisp edges and a soft, chewy centre. These cookies are bliss.