Pastini Di Mandorla are popular almond cookies that are a specialty of Malta. These almond cookies were introduced to me by my friend Georgina who is from Malta. Georgina has been dropping off her almond cookies for over a decade, every time my Dad visits us here in California. Once Georgina figured out how much I too loved her almond cookies, she started gifting them for my birthday as well. Honestly, I never bothered to ask her how to make these cookies since I was getting my supply about twice a year. Continue reading Pastini Di Mandorla. Maltese Almond Cookies
These frosted ginger cookies from myrecipes.com got unanimous 5-stars from everyone who made them! Pretty amazing! Given how much I love, love, love ginger in sweets I decided to give another ginger cookie recipe a try – this one Frosted Ginger Cookies on myrecipes.com. Continue reading Frosted Ginger Cookies
Oh my gosh, what is it about Christmas sugar cookies that makes them a must have over the holidays? Maybe it’s the vibrancy of the beautifully decorated cookies or maybe it’s all that sweetness in each and every piece. Strangely, I haven’t been a fan of sugar cookies, I’ve always found them too sweet, but the temptation of these gorgeous cookies always gets the better of me. Continue reading Christmas Sugar Cookies
Our family loves Mexican hot chocolate. That creamy hot chocolate with cinnamon and a hint of cayenne pepper – yummy 😋! So when I came upon a hot chocolate recipe in the May issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine that took the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate and transformed it into a cookie, I had to try it. An added bonus is that the ingredients for these cookies are ingredients I usually have in my pantry.
I love shortbread. That buttery cookie with just a hint of salt that goes so well with tea is a favored cookie of mine, mainly because it doesn’t compete with my afternoon tea. It satisfies my cookie fix without being too sweet. So I thought why not try making shortbread cookies at home? This way I can flavor it with some exotic spices to make it interesting.
My friend Rose made these outstanding dark chocolate brownies a while back, and they were perfect little bites of pure chocolate joy. These brownies were gooey, chocolaty, and moist with a hint of espresso and they were not teeth-tingling sweet. Why am I surprised these brownies were so good? Rose is an amazing baker – just amazing. Her baked goods can win awards. If only she would open a bakeshop, her goodies would sell out for sure. Rose shared her recipe for these gooey brownies, which she got from trEATs by April Carter. Here is the recipe with a few of Rose’s own tweaks. Continue reading Dark Chocolate Brownies With Salted Carmel
At this year’s garden party there were a lot of pretty cool and interesting cuisine. One of the goodies was ANZAC biscuits brought by my friend Susan. Continue reading ANZAC Biscuits
The Bay Area is a great place to live. A true representation of what America is today – a melting pot of various cultures, languages, and religions. Where else could I have such a wonderful group of friends from such places like Ghana, Philippines, Japan, China, Ireland, Vietnam, England, Iran, Fiji, Russia, Kenya, all corners of India, Eastern Europe, and Malta. Which brings me to the topic of this post; Georgina’s Maltese Easter figolli.