Ultimate Chocolate Cookies

After a week with little sleep, lots of studying and mid-term exams, I am now on vacation! Well technically it’s a reading week, but to me it implies lots more baking time. By Thursday I wanted a study break so I walked in the freezing weather from Concordia University over to McGill Avenue to Paragraphe…

Shortbread

When I was twenty, I spent five weeks backpacking through the UK during the summer. It was my first time travelling abroad on my own. After England and Northern Ireland, I made my way to Scotland. While over there I had the best of times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, drank hot toddies, stayed at…

Coconut Macaroons

These fragrant macaroons fill your kitchen with the sweet scent of coconuts, whisking you away from the mounds of snow to the tropics. These coconut macaroons have a crisp exterior and a chewy centre. The meringue recipe made them light and airy. The batter must be chilled for 4 hours or overnight, so plan accordingly….

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Cookies

A couple of friends spent yesterday afternoon in my kitchen for some holiday baking. We settled on this bittersweet chocolate truffle cookies recipe from my latest cookbook of choice: The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. I figured cookies were the most convenient dessert to travel with. These large cookies are deeply chocolaty yet not too sweet. They…

Gingerbread Cookies

When I was a teenager, my friends and I celebrated Christmas in July together for a few summers. Since we spent the winter holidays with our families, this was our way of celebrating together. I figure that’s a good enough excuse for why I decided to bake gingerbread cookies in this heat. This recipe is…

Crumbly Cocoa Cookies

To some people, using half a kilo of chocolate to make 12 biscuits may seem excessive, but I can tell you I don’t put a price on alleviating human suffering. -Nigella Lawson During school semesters when I should be focusing on readings and essays rather than spending time in the kitchen, I sometimes take mini…

Cook’s Illustrated Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a previous post I mentioned that Lianne La Havas was my baking soundtrack of choice lately. Have a listen, you’ll be completely smitten with her sultry voice. I was bummed about missing her concert in Montreal in April, so you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I made this serendipitous discovery: While lost…

New York Deli Black & White Cookies

I tasted these cookies for the first time on a trip to NYC. My younger sister and I took my older sister on a roadtrip to NYC to celebrate her birthday. Of course, part of the weekend was spent taste-testing sweets at numerous bakeries (Babycakes and Baked were some of the best stops on our…

Alton Brown The Chewy

In an episode of Good Eats, Alton Brown bites into an American classic: the chocolate chip cookie. He shows us how subtle variations in the recipe can lead to three delicious versions: The Thin, The Puffy, and The Chewy. I opted for The Chewy. This batch of cookies is chock-full of chocolate chips. Melting the…

Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are the epitome of home baking. Many a baker’s first attempts in the kitchen involved a chocolate chip cookie. It seems some people have a go-to recipe, while others are on the quest for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. As for me, I’m open to trying out new recipes and revisiting the…