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How to Make Lengua de Gato. When I was in grade school, I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up.

How to Make Lengua de Gato

I was lucky I had teachers who inspired me and whom I looked up to. I thought it would be noble to help shape young minds the way they had helped shape mine. And I thought I would get a kick out of standing tall atop the wooden platform in front of our classroom, scribbling notes on the chalkboard all day long. But, I must admit, there was another reason I fancied becoming a teacher.

I so wanted the Holiday gifts! Borrowed from Spain, lenguas de gato are paper-thin buttery sugar cookies, so named because they are shaped like cat’s tongues. My I-want-to-be-a-teacher-pampered-with-presents phase didn’t last too long. Lengua de Gato Recipe Recipe adapted from Penelope Casas’ The Foods and Wines of Spain, makes about 5 dozen cookies 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon calamansi zest 2 egg whites 3/4 cup flour pinch of salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

How to Make Paciencia Cookies (Filipino Meringue Cookies) The whisk whirred wildly, brushing the bowl with sharp clinks.

How to Make Paciencia Cookies (Filipino Meringue Cookies)

I watched it twirl and whip the whites into a soft meringue. I waited, lifting the balloon of wires every so often for a brief pause, for a brief check. Was the meringue thick enough? Was it lofty enough to stand tall with polished, proud peaks? Caribbean Spice Sorrel Cookies. Hi Sweet Treats!!

Caribbean Spice Sorrel Cookies

It’s officially 13 days until Christmas … 13!! To be honest, it’s kind of sad …in 2 weeks all we’ll be thinking about is what Boxing Day Sale we can score. But that also means, in the next two weeks I have lots to accomplish. Jam Thumbprints and White Chocolate Dream Cookies - From Calculu∫ to Cupcake∫ InShare0 Last year, I was very new to blogging and time management involved, so I didn’t post very many Christmas recipes.

Jam Thumbprints and White Chocolate Dream Cookies - From Calculu∫ to Cupcake∫

I did do a Christmas recap with photos, but no recipes, so I want to go back and do some of those recipes this year. Some of them are every year Christmas tradition recipes for us, so I might be able to update with better photos. I would definitely make better photos this year, but these are not too bad – well, they at least are not the worst photos I took last year. Home gourmets: Portuguese Christmas Cakes. My childhood Christmas memories are mostly of people who were and still are part of my life - my family.

home gourmets: Portuguese Christmas Cakes

As I grew up in Alentejo (in south interior Portugal), my Christmas food is, like most Alentejo's cuisine, very simple: cod fish and cabbage, turkey, "filhoses" and "sonhos" (fried Christmas sweets), King-cake and "broas" (honey cakes). Since I remember, 'broas' were my first Christmas food-related memory, first because they were my least favourite, later because I began to enjoy their peculiar taste and more recently when I started a 'new' recipe - based on a North Alentejo's recipe - that became a huge success amongst my family and friends, even those who deeply dislike 'broas'.

This is my Christmas Tradition for lovely Cris' blog From Our Home to Yours. Broas de Natal Portuguese Christmas Honey Cakes. Polvorones de Aceite - Spanish Christmas Almond Cookies. Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe. Snickerdoodles: In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until smooth (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Shape the dough into 1 inch (2.5 cm) round balls. Coating: In a large shallow bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Roll the balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar and place on the prepared pan, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Bake the cookies for about 8 - 10 minutes, or until they are light golden brown and firm around the edges. Can store in an airtight container, at room temperature, for about 10 - 14 days. Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies. View comments on this recipe on YouTube References: Wilson, Dede.

Nordic Christmas baking recipes. Christmas is my favourite time of year.

Nordic Christmas baking recipes

I am a winter person, I love the cold and the way the world goes silent when covered in snow. "Hygge", the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food, and lots of cakes and sweets. I go a little crazy at Christmas, starting on the first of December by getting out my decorations.