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

Bountiful Coconut Almond Bars

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 25 squares Recipe: 82/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 70      After having been crazy-busy with my PhD for the last 3 months, I have finally found some calm again, enough for me to get back into baking at least. I made these coconut-almond-chocolate bars for a colleague’s birthday today. … Continue reading

Amaretti Biscuits

Yield: about 6 dozen small cookies Recipe: 71/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 34      Finding the time to bake when you’re a PhD student is much harder than I anticipated. This makes me sad. However, I am back to baking! These almond cookies are very good and taste a lot like macarons ! They are crunchy … Continue reading

Oat and Dried Fruit Squares

Yield: about 16-20 bars Recipe: 68/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 73     I was way overdue to make some granola bar of some sort. I had some doubts with this recipe, not because I didn’t trust it but rather because I have never been a fan of dried fruits. However, this recipe yields filling … Continue reading

Chewy Brownies

Yield: about 16-20 brownies Recipe: 67/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 291     Some people are not as fortunate as most people and are gluten-intolerant or even allergic. This makes me sad. Just to think of all the desserts that I could not eat and that I would have to miss out on makes me realize how … Continue reading

Pistachio Snowball Cookies

Yield: about 4 dozen small cookies Recipe: 66/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 27     Next cookies to fill up my cookie jar: these delightful pistachio snowball cookies. Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts and cookies one of my favorite types of dessert, so it seemed fitting to follow this recipe that combines both.  These cookies … Continue reading

Traditional Shortbread

Yield: about 24 shortbread squares Recipe: 65/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 25      I was way overdue to fill up my cookie tin with scrumptious cookies. I took the small snowstorm of this week as an opportunity to do just that. As such, I made these simple traditional shortbread cookies. They are easy to make … Continue reading