Vanilla Cornmeal Wedges

Yield: 32 cookies Recipe: 99/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 26      Two weeks ago I realized that I had no dessert or snacks at home, so I decided to make these vanilla cornmeal wedges to have something to munch on. The result was a funny but sad turnout. As I went to take out the … Continue reading

Two-Bite Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Yield: about 6 dozen biscotti Recipe: 89/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 38     Chocolate. Almonds. Bite size. This recipe was a bit more complex than others but is very well explained, utilizes some of my favorite ingredients and generates a ton of biscotti. I just had to try it. I found that there was a … Continue reading

Apple-Raisin Walnut Bars

Yield: about 20 bars (one 8-inch square pan) Recipe: 88/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 63        Oh how the months have passed me by! They fled at the speed of light. Almost December already! Finally having some free time on my hand and a spare apple to use, I decided to make these … Continue reading

Cinnamon-Apple Almond Streusel Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 20 squares Recipe: 85/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 72      Surplus of both apples and free time has led me to make these cinnamon-apple almond streusel squares. As Anna writes in her cookbook, this dessert does indeed smell like apple pie in the making, but it takes considerable less … Continue reading

Tangy Lemon Walnut Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 20 squares Recipe: 84/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 58       Lemon desserts are not my favorite thing on the planet, but when one cannot eat chocolate one has to adapt. I made these bars mostly because walnuts are involved and they are easy to share, which is a … Continue reading

Caramel Walnut Shortbread Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 25 squares Recipe: 83/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 62      These past two weeks have been very tough for me. My friends and I made a (very stupid, in retrospect) bet about who could go on the longest without their favorite food. Mine, of course, was chocolate. Why did … Continue reading