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Monday, April 26th, 2010

Cynthia Barcomi actually had the nerve to come out with a new book! Seeing as I am apparently incapable of exhibiting any kind of restraint when it comes to her works, my husband bought the book for me as soon as he saw it in a store. He knows me too well. There are SO many yummy looking things in there that it’s unfair, really – but I vow to work my way through all the goodness eventually. The first thing I tried were the Snickerdoodles and were they ever a joy to make! I loved how fluffy the cookie dough turned out and how you ever so gently roll it into shape and cover it with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

They turned out perfectly! Very lovely crispy and none of the overwhelmingly cinnamony taste I was half expecting. I love cinnamon, but I just can’t have it in abundance. I am weird that way. I guess that’s partially to do with my migraines. Strong flavors of any kind act as triggers, unfortunately. The last migraine attack caused by food was one triggered by raspberry vinegar – and I’d only dared to smell it. Anyway, moving on.

I put a bunch of the Snickerdoodles in a little basket, tied some ribbon around it and gifted it to one of the Munchkin’s Kita teachers. She and her daughter loved the cookies so much that she asked for the recipe the next day. Success!

Next up on my list is the Chocolate Bread also featured in the new book.¬† It seems to be a bit more of a complicated recipe, which is why I’ve been putting off trying it, but I have a feeling I’ll talk myself into making it very soon.

Cinnamon Rolls

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

In the past, I haven’t had much luck with baked goods that involved yeast. Some people in my immediate family really love spongy, cinnamony things like Pulla, though, so once again, I set out to conquer the yeasty beast. This time around, I gave a recipe by Cynthia Barcomi, hands down my favorite baker in Berlin, a try. The end result was really, really, incredibly fluffy and oh so yummy – I just have to share some pictures with you!