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AMARETTI COOKIES . . .

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An Amaretti cookie is a cookie with attitude.    It is an elegant bite of crunchy, chewy wonderfulness,   heady with the perfume of almonds,  perfect with exactly the right amount of sweetness. Amaretti cookies are definitely not your common, home-baked … Continue reading

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FLEUR DE SEL DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

This is a cookie recipe that goes together rather quickly.  It is very important that your butter is quite soft and that you whip the butter and sugar until it is very well combined and light and fluffy. Choose a … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS COOKIE … CLASSIC SHORTBREAD FINGERS

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The ultimate shortbread is worth its weight in gold.   It must have just the right amount of butter.  Butter creating a rich flavour and  crumbling texture.  Then there should be a whisper of vanilla.  Not too much sugar.  The perfect … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DESSERT … LEMON BARS

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  Lemons glorious  lemons.  Grate the rind, squeeze the juice, whip together sugar and eggs and you create pure alchemy.  This golden dessert is a creation that is heavenly beyond words.  It has the most decadent puckery lemon flavour.  The … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CRANBERRY MUFFINS

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This is a lovely treat for Christmas morning.   Not too sweet but with a lovely burst of cranberry flavour.  The muffins would be delicious with ham, bacon or sausages.   Muffins freeze well so do some baking ahead and enjoy while … Continue reading

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CRANBERRY STREUSEL CAKE

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It’s a gloomy, rainy November morning.  To chase the dark away I’ve lighted candles.   Amsterdam shares similar dark, rainy winter days.   It’s an old city with few stand alone homes.   The old apartments have big, tall windows and  at street … Continue reading

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