chocolate sesame cookies

these are some pretty good and rather interesting – not in the negative-euphemism sort of way – soft cookies, rather a sort of asian-western amalgamation. sesame seeds are very seldom used in european/american cooking, and usually only as toppings (on buns) or lost in the beauty that is hummus (as tahini), and it’s really nice to see a non-asian recipe that uses them as a focal point, much like thisĀ cake I made a while back.

they baked up large and flat – the sesame seeds providing good texture in the soft give of the cookie, and luscious dark and milk chocolate (yes, I do think milk chocolate has its place sometimes – don’t judge) in every bite. easy to make, and made further interesting by the inclusion of soy sauce – which gives just the right amount of savoury earthiness – these were some good cookies, though I likely will try to make them a little firmer and crunchier next time.

Continue reading

iced vovos

forget all the easy recies I’ve been providing you with – these ones are a veritable operation. mixing, chilling, rolling, shaping, baking, icing and dusting and icing, these took me the better part of a morning and far more pink than I’ve ever handled.

Continue reading

crispy white chocolate cookies

this is the second time I’ve made this cookie from smitten’s recipe, and both times I’ve pretty much loved the result. I don’t often make cookies – they feel like a bit hassle especially since I have a small oven and each batch usually makes a tiny mountain of cookies (and therefore require multiple batches).

but these ones are something special – just as she describes, they are essentially a shell of a cookie, reminiscent of a crunchy, crispy tuile rather than the usual stodge of an oatmeal cookie. it’s quite a sweet cookie, and that sweetness is perpetuated further by the white chocolate, but this is tempered by the sprinkle of salt – an addictive combination in all.

Continue reading