Browsing Tag

cookies

green tea shortbread

green tea shortbread

July 20, 2008 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts the biz

I actually had a few extra minutes to myself a few days ago and I figured I’d try out a new shortbread flavor. We picked up some matcha (green tea powder) last month with the intent to use it in one of our products and shortbread seemed to be the obvious choice because it has such great shelf life. I know that green tea shortbread has been done many times before, so my challenge was to add something to make it unique. After much deliberation I settled on lemon zest and fennel seed. I took the opportunity to use some special fennel seeds that I came across. These seeds are called Lucknow Fennel and are a bit smaller and sweeter,… CONTINUE READING

coconut five spice, take 3

coconut five spice, take 3

May 31, 2008 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts the biz

We can’t seem to give up the coconut + five spice combination, despite 2 previous efforts. The biscotti got little exposure because, well, as we discovered, only people who actually eat biscotti buy biscotti. Compared to cookies, biscotti is a hard sell. So we turned the combo into a mini macaroon. I have to say, when they are around, I can’t stop popping them in my mouth. I was never a macaroon eater, but these are addictive. So what’s next? A drop cookie…this time with white chocolate. Pretty good so far and I think we are going to put them into a special Father’s Day box. Stay tuned…… CONTINUE READING

cookies, part 2

cookies, part 2

March 20, 2008 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts cooking the biz

Is it really spring? I do see flowers sprouting out of the two O’s in the Google logo to mark the vernal equinox. Somehow I feel the need to mark the occasion even if I am still wearing my winter jacket when I go outside. I’ve been thinking about cookies a lot lately and trying to perfect my recipes, and I was reminded of a lavender shortbread that I made several years back. On a trip to my favorite spice store, Kaluystan’s, a few weeks ago, I picked up a big bag of dried lavender in anticipation of such an occasion. In moderation, lavender provides a delicate floral flavor to just about anything, especially desserts. But be careful – use… CONTINUE READING

FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM PINTEREST BLOGLOVIN