Almond chocolate chip brownies topped with a thick, chewy layer of sweet coconut and a milk chocolate topping.
I have a whole shelf in my kitchen stocked entirely with nuts, seeds and dried fruits. At times they threaten to overtake the entire pantry. To say I get a little carried away might be an understatement. I hate running out of any one thing…what if I need it to bake and there isn’t any!? You see my point? To use up some of the… [Read more]
This recipe is built around butter. Copious amounts of butter for which there is no substitute. Brown butter is an indulgence you must experience to understand and fully appreciate. Kind of nutty, with a deep, rich, savory flavor that’s incredibly delicious. It’s made just the way it sounds, by cooking butter until it turns a caramel color. Here, this step is done with almonds, infusing… [Read more]
Vanilla Crescents or Vanillekipferli are an old Viennese traditional cookie made with ground almonds and fresh vanilla beans. The dough is shaped by hand into crescents before baking and then dusted with copious amounts of vanilla sugar after. They’re buttery like shortbread, nutty and soft, much like a Mexican wedding cookie or a Russian tea cake. If you have vanilla sugar already on hand you… [Read more]
Coconut flakes and almonds come together to make the crusty coating on this delicious chicken. The crunchy and slightly sweet coating encases the chicken and to make it tender and juicy. The secret ingredient is curry powder. Just a little touch of it wakes the flavors right up. I had to sneak this one by my family, who ‘think’ they don’t like curry powder. They… [Read more]