Archive of posts from December 2023

    Pistachio Pinwheels


    This cookie got consumed so fast, I didn’t get a chance to take its portrait. The blend of almond and pistachio in a pleasing swirl was the hands-down winner for me.

    Peanut Butter-Miso Cookies (NYT)


    On to the third cookie of our holiday baking: this one, a mix of peanut butter and miso. It turned out salty and chewy, but not quite satisfying to me.

    Neapolitan Checkerboard Cookies


    This cookie is a real labour of love, with emphasis on the labour. Three different doughs, lots of measuring and cutting and assembling, and slicing. But, it made for a fabulous presentation and the flavours are distinct.

    One-Day Fruitcake


    Since my Mom died, I haven’t felt as much urgency to make fruitcake for the holidays. I made sure to share whatever I baked with her each year. So it’s somewhat of an annual tradition. I saw this Claire Saffitz recipe on YouTube and was intrigued by the idea of mixing in alm...

    Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies


    We get excited for the New York Times’ Cookie Week. It’s evolved over the years, but we look forward to whatever interesting recipes they assemble. For the 2023 edition, the one my wife was eager to work on first ended up being one of her favourites.

    Sufganiyot (America’s Test Kitchen)


    In previous Hanukkah celebrations, I’ve made a variety of different fried things, but rarely the traditional filled, jelly doughnut. This year, for our epic party of 60+ guests, I stuck with what people expect.