mercredi, décembre 26, 2007

Christmas Eve

Very nice composition of the dinner table and food during Christmas Eve :)
p.s. It is not at my home ;)

samedi, décembre 15, 2007


Last week, I brought my xmas cookies batch to the office, and everyone praised me! I'm happy that they liked my cookies and that gives me more motivation to continue baking. Frankly, I hesitated to bring the batch to the office. Well, what if those cookies are left untouched? or that someone actually get sick from eating them!!
The first day I brought some and left the cookie box in my office. Then, by end of the day it's almost finished. I came the next day with a second box and replinished the one in my office, and put some downstairs in the pantry next to the coffee machine.
Anyway... I'm happy that it's all worked out. I'm not going to bake anymore, at least go the next 2 weeks. There are still a lot of cookies left here in the house, and they must go first. But I think I still have some eggs and butter left which I must used in the next few days.
Perhaps I'll just use the eggs for something easy like french toast or omelette.

mercredi, décembre 12, 2007

Xmas cookies

Tis a season to be jolly.. falalalala.. la la la la...

I started baking some cookies from the recipe book that I got as my birthday present. One thing I found funny is that in this recipe book, the proportion is very small compared to recipe for Hari Raya cookies. With one batch for Xmas cookie recipe I could get about 20 something pieces, but with Hari Raya cookie recipe, I could get like 50 something pieces! yes.. with same size. I don't know what's the purpose of people making Xmas cookies, but for Hari Raya, the cookies are for supply of one month where people eat when they visit your house. Hence the big amount of cookies needed.
I will bring some cookies to the office tomorrow.

So here are some of the cookies I made:
Palmette cannelle et confiture
I used raspberry jam for the filling.

From top: Sablés au chocolat et cannelle, Spritzbredele, Bretzels sucrés à l'anis (this last one should be in Bretzel shape, but since I don't have that shape cutter, I just used star shape cutter)