Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I have actually done a ton of baking over the Passover holiday (pesach to you Hebrew speakers).
But somehow with the older kid home for the past three (!) weeks, a live in house guest, work, etc, I haven't been able to share any of this unleavened awesomeness with you.
These cookies will make ample reparations, trust me.
They are a cross between a brownie, baked truffles, and chocolate heaven.
What is your favorite Passover dessert?
Chocolate Fudge Cookies
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips, or 150 g bar chocolate
1/4 cup potato starch
3 T cocoa powder
Beat egg and sugar until pale and fluffy. In separate bowl, melt butter and chocolate. Add to egg mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Chill in freezer half an hour or more. Heat oven to 175C. Bake about 10-12 minutes on parchment paper until puffy and no longer shiny on top. Let cool several minutes before you even think about taking them off the sheet.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Has anyone heard of this company that turns drawings into toys?
Because I think that I may have a future in weird plush toy making.
Today my son's kindergarten teacher asked me if I would make a toy version of the weird green stoplight m&m creature that teaches them about road safety. Does anyone know what this character is actually supposed to be? Anyone?
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I am not that mom.
Today is Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the thrashing we gave to our enemies in Iran years ago. It's traditional to give gift baskets of food to friends. I wanted to do a how to weeks ago and get you all prepared. But at the end of the day I am lucky to have made them in time.
Like these cupcakes. I totally did not come up with this idea. But I am certainly glad that bakerella did, so we can all enjoy the silly cuteness!
Orange cupcakes with brownie "burgers" and icing ketchup/mustard/lettuce.
My kitchen is a complete and utter mess right now and may never recover, but it sure was fun!
So here is the lineup of non mix items:
Cupcakes from Martha Stewart - if you want it nondairy, replace milk with orange juice and add orange zest.
Brownies from yours truly
Sugar cookies from sugarbelle
Frosting: 1 cup (200g) margarine, 4 cups (500g) powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup orange juice (or less, as needed)
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I, like most olim, am guilty of thinking that all my precious American products do not exist here in the holy land. For the most part, I just don't know where to find them. So you can imagine the utter joy I had in finding soft caramels at the local "super bonus". To be honest, they have a bit of an artificial vanilla aftertaste, but I'm willing to overlook that and be giddy with thoughts of caramel apples, caramel brownies... you name it.
Monday, January 23, 2012
I got to the store, and found myself staring at mounds of red, packaged things. They all looked the same to me. I tried calling for backup, but alas, there was no answer.
So, for what can only be described as I-must-have-been-out-of-my-bleeping-mind, I bought the one thing that wasn't like the others.
Yes. Tongue. Beef tongue, to be exact. The food that tastes you back.
Having already bought the darn thing, and not being willing to turn around and go stare at more cuts of meat, I figured I better cook it:
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Today when I went out to take some pictures of the area, I got stuck behind a tractor trying to pass a horse. Umm.... I'm not even sure what to say about that.
Yesterday we went and picked kumquats, lemons, palmellos, and oranges from our neighbor's yard. Today he's invited us to go strawberry picking in the neighboring arab village. Life here is weird, but it sure is filled with tasty things!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Boston Cream Doughnuts
Boston Creme Donuts
Boston Kreme Donuts
Any ideas?? Help me out, people!!