This week's TWD monster cookie recipe was chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet, and you can find it on page 86 of Dorie's Baking: From My Home to Yours. You know, every now and then I feel like I should just bow out gracefully from the Tuesdays with Dorie gang, citing my lack of regular posting. I don't think I've done more than 2 recipes per month in ages. Lots of reasons, lots of excuses, good days, bad days, and so on. But then I bake something and participate and feel a part of a community and I think okay, I can do this. I really don't want to quit.
Especially when we get to bake fabulous cookies like these.
Last night, while the kids were in their swim classes and I was sitting on the bleachers "watching them" (usually I watch, but yesterday I felt like I couldn't take the half hour to do that, I had too much buzzing around in my brain), I made my preliminary list of cookie-related things.
For the month of November, the Tuesdays With Dorie rules are a bit more relaxed - we can bake and post any of the month's recipes on any Tuesday we like. You can find a list of all this month's recipes here, if you're curious.
Alex finally went back to school today, and I'll probably send Julia back tomorrow. They're both still congested, with some coughing and sneezing, but if I keep them home til that's gone, they won't be going back to school til July. They need a change of scenery. And I need a bit of silence.
The September issue of Gourmet magazine is arranged kind of alphabetically. I've already used two recipes, which is funny, in a way, because though I love my cooking magazines, for some reason I hardly use the recipes. I get ideas, of course, but I don't necessarily follow the recipes. This month's is different - there are a lot of them that appeal to me.
The upcoming Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Chocolate Amaretti Torte, includes Amaretti cookies in the ingredients list. The store I went to didn't have any - not the kind Dorie recommended and not any other kind, either - and yes, if I'd started looking earlier (I'm such a procrastinator) I might have found them at Whole… Continue reading Amaretti