Monday, November 17, 2014


These little cookies have been brought up multiple times during our nomination process at the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll, so I was excited to finally make them, plus I love almond paste when used in baking.  Let's clarify this.  I love to eat things made with almond paste.  This is the first time I have made something with almond paste.   

I decided to make this already easy recipe easier by not making my own almond paste.  As instructed in the recipe, I searched high and low for a can of paste instead of a tube, but had to settle for a tube.  To make up for this,  I wound up using a wee bit less sugar than the recipe called for.  

I think they turned out well.  Nice and chewy but a bit crispy on the edges and outside in general.   I believe they could have been a bit crispier; maybe this was due to the paste coming from a tube or maybe because they turned out a bit larger than I think they should have been.  Regardless, I am looking forward to them hardening up over the next couple of days… and eating more of them.

Rhiannon approved!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Alsatian Onion Tart

Not much to say about this recipe except, "yum!"  And surprisingly so.  I am not an onion lover.  I don't add them to pizza.  I don't eat them raw, not even the red ones. They need to well caramelized for me to eat them.  So a whole onion tart sounded like, well, too much onion.  But the onion was well cooked in a light broth and then baked on top of puff pastry.   It is hard to dislike much when it sits on top of puff pastry.

This recipe calls for bacon to be added to the onion, which I am sure helps out the onions tremendously, but being a vegetarian, I replaced it with Kalamata olives and then added some feta after the bake (just because I had some in the fridge).

It was delicious, and I had some as leftovers, cold, the next day and they were delicious.  Go figure with all those onions.

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Rhiannon- not an onion eater, yet.