Soft ginger cookies

Last friday night, we went out of cookies, so I baked those soft ginger cookies – until 1.30 am, yes: that’s what I can do when I really want a cookie…! And they were so good, I have to share it with you! I adapted the recipe I found on Joy of Baking with the ingredients I had home. Here it is just for you!

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Fig tart

It’s been a while since I didn’t post any recipe! Since we got a puppy, we got very busy with dog training so I set cooking aside… But now, our little furry friend is less demanding. So, here is a little summer recipe. Not seasonal anymore, but keep it for next year!

Fig tart

Fig tart

Ingredients:

  • 200g puff paste
  • 15-20 figs
  • honey
  • 100g powdered almonds
  • 50 confectioner’s sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1 egg

1 tart mold (diameter: around 26cm)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Lay the puff paste in the tart mold. Lay some cooking sheet over the dough, cover with beans and cook blind for about 20min.
  3. In a bowl, add: almond powder, sugar and butter. Mix together.
  4. Add the egg and mix.
  5. Take off the beans and baking sheet from the tar mold. Cover the dough with the almond cream.
  6. Cut the figs in quarters and place all over the almond cream. Coat the figs with honey.
  7. Bake for approximately 25min.
  8. Serve warm, with confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon on top and some vanilla ice-cream!

Triple-chocolate cookies

To make you happy even though holidays are over: those cookies are chocolate bombs. Your brain will love them.

Triple chocolate cookies
Ingredients:

  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 180 g wheat flour
  • 125 g soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp almond powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g coarsely chopped white chocolate
  • 100g coarsely chopped dark chocolate
  • 100g coarsely chopped hazelnut milk chocolate
  • 10 g baking powder

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix butter and sugar.
  3. Add the flour, the baking powder, the almond powder, the vanilla essence and the egg. Mix until you obtain a homogeneous dough.
  4. Add the chocolate chips. Mix.
  5. Drop cookie dough in ~4cm diameter balls on a sheet pan covered with bakery paper.
  6. Bake during 8-12 min in the oven.
  7. Let cookies cool on a wire rack.

 

Delicious tips:

It’s even better when cookies are a bit soft. I bake them until the edges are golden brown. Then let the cookies out, on the sheet pan for a couple of minutes and then, put let them cool on a wire rack.

These cookies are beautiful with vanilla ice-cream!

Financiers

Sunday sweet recipe!

Lemon & orange flavored financiers

I decided to post my latest recipe, which is about financiers. Those are little almond-based devil cakes: once you started, it’s really hard to stop eating them… The story of their names is, according to french Wikipedia, the cake was invented by Lasne, a french pâtissier, in order to delights financiers without getting their hands dirty. Others says it derives from the traditional rectangular mold, which resembles a bar of gold. Another theory says that the cake became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding the Paris stock-exchange. You choose the story you prefer. I like the first one! Continue reading