Entries Categorized as 'Cookies'

Occhi di bue, cookies so big you can hold them with two hands

Date dicembre 15, 2014

I would tightly hold an occhio di bue with two hands, wrapped in a light and almost transparent paper towel, as if it was a croissant or a sandwich. Occhi di bue, literally ox eyes for their gentle shape, are the largest cookies in any pastry shop. They are perfect in their generous round shape, […]

Christmas cookies for your Advent Calendar

Date dicembre 2, 2014

Christmas is upon us and I’m late with my Advent Calendar. We should have opened the first paper bag yesterday morning, as first thing of the day, still in our pajamas. Yet, I so enjoyed making it this year, spending a few hours in the kitchen to play among flour, butter and chocolate, that I’m […]

Oat and honey biscotti with walnuts and raisins. I choose baking and I choose cookies.

Date ottobre 2, 2014

I was just missing cooking by instinct, in my kitchen, in a quiet afternoon. I was standing at one end of the kitchen marble table, busy among jars of flour, nuts and honey. My sister was sitting at the opposite side, studying for an exam at the university, but following every movement and nodding at […]