It’s time for holiday goodies again! Time for caramels, cookies, biscotti and tarts piled high! Not to mention cakes, marshmallows, buttercrunch toffee and spiced caramel popcorn. Chocolate, cinnamon, ginger and toasted coconut are just a few of the wonderful aromas that waft through my kitchen at this time of year, my favourite time to bake. Check out http://www.carpecookieconfections.com to see what’s baking this month…
It’s been a great year here at Carpe Cookie Confections, and I’m getting ready for another season of caramels, cookies and all things sweet. To see the Current Menu of Goodies for the festive season, check out carpecookieconfections.com Hopefully I can tempt you with something sweet to share with friends (or maybe as a treat for yourself!)
This is the first biscotti I ever liked, and even though I’ve tried a lot of biscotti since I first made them, they remain my favourite. I’ve made chocolate ones, cinnamon ones, and espresso-hazelnut ones. They’re all very good, but the lemon almond cornmeal biscotti is my all-time, classic, blue-ribbon winner.
It is inspired by a recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s classic book “Baking: from my home to yours”, a recipe titled Lenox Almond Biscotti. Over the years, I’ve increased the lemon zest and decreased the flour and tinkered with it dozens of times, but from the first time I made them, I fell in love with these lovely crunchy, lemony, almondy, buttery and tender biscotti.
I guess you could call it an addiction- but I can think of worse ones to have…
Bonne Année! Feliz año nuevo! However you like to say it, I’d like to wish everyone a great year ahead, full of tasty treats and growing friendships.
Looking forward, 2013 promises to be sweet (pun intended) and full of tasty new experiences. I am grateful for all the encouragement I’ve received from so many well-wishers. It’s exciting to discover so many others who share my passion for baking.
The real fun is just beginning, so get ready for many more mouthwatering goodies coming soon…
Due to demand, I’ve decided to make extra caramels, brownies, and biscotti for the holiday season. For years, I’ve shared my love of caramels and baking with family and friends. I enjoy presenting someone with an unexpected gift of homemade caramels- the look of delight on their face when they taste their first one makes it all worthwhile.
As a gift for loved ones who live across the country or across the globe, caramels are perfect for shipping as they last for weeks, and survive well in the mail (unlike the fragile shortbread cookies I used to send).
Pricing: hand-wrapped caramels $5/dozen
Flavours sold individually or Mix & Match, minimum 1 dozen per flavour:
Golden fleur de sel caramels
Lemon-almond cornmeal biscotti: $5 per dozen
Salted caramel brownies: $2 each
This is my first blog post. Ever. I’m a little nervous but also excited to share my world of caramels, cookies and cakes with you. Here I plan to showcase many of my favourite treats and hopefully they will soon become yours too!