I’ve never cared much for biscotti— I find them too hard and somewhat flavorless— but GC convinced me to try this recipe by Brunello Cucinelli from the June 2013 issue of Bon Appétit. The biscotti actually came out well, and pair nicely with coffee.
Category Archives: Desserts
Honey and Rose Water Tapioca
This was my first time preparing tapioca pudding. This recipe is from Heidi Swanson’s book, Super Natural Every Day. She recommends a light touch with the honey and rose water, and garnishing with chopped toasted pistachios or sliced fresh raspberries.
Ginger snaps are more of a holiday cookie, but I love the way the kitchen smells after baking them. The recipe below is from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food. You can adjust the spices to suit your taste. I like to add a pinch of ground cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I don’t usually care for oatmeal raisin cookies, but this recipe from Thomas Keller’s book, Bouchon Bakery, is really great. These cookies came out crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I used a mix of dark and golden raisins.
Lemon Ricotta Cookies
I had some leftover ricotta that I needed to prepare. I found the following recipe for Italian Ricotta Cookies on the New York Times; I simply adapted some of the proportions.