March 11, 2011

Mint Chocolate Cookies


There are certain things in food that just go so well together.. Marsala and mushroom, rum and raisin, hazelnut and chocolate.. and of course mint and chocolate. Well, these cookies have the latter two combinations and they taste damn good. Chocolate is an indulgence, and mint just takes you over the cloud. I made these in anticipation of meeting up with a friend that didn't happen until two weeks later. They were wonderful, and great for breakfast with a cup of milk.

March 3, 2011

Chocolate Macarons


Every bakers one time or another go through a macaron craze phase. I did for a whole month in 2009. Since then, I have cut a short break with this decadent French treat. Then few days ago, with some egg-whites, almond flour and sugar, I was back baking macarons... but with confidence this time. I've come a long way as a baker since I started this blog a year ago, and have learned a few tricks about whisking egg-whites to perfection. With the perfect egg-white and some nicely grounded sugar, macaron is a piece of cake.