10 Mar 2009

Family recipe Honey cookies

Cookie time My first experience in the kitchen was baking cookies. It was a funny time. My grandma had a tremendous talent in the kitchen, but she never cares much about this. For her meals are simply meals. More an obligation than pleasure in her own words- But I had my doubts about this, maybe today she is tired to cook, and as a widow and living alone she prefers other people cooking for her , in fact, at these days she haven’ t got much appetite. She eats little, but healthy food viaje ,lavanda copyDibujo 2 copy But when I was a child and she was young lady, she always was preparing something good in her kitchen. She made the best potato gnocchi that I ever tasted. And believe me, in less than an hour it was ready to eat I don’t know how she can do it; she was very skilful with her hands I remember her fingertips literally flew molding the small pieces of potato dough into gnocchi shape. And no mention her puff pastry or her crème caramel topped with meringue that she sparkling very colorful granulated sugar, especially for the kids.in those times us and my oldest cousin. One day she was kneading bread dough; I stopped by her side and ask for a small piece of dough. Cookies cutters First of all, wash your hands, she said and gave a small piece, I knead for a long time and cute in a round shape so I add two peanuts and a sprig of rosemary on top. I ask to my grandma to bake my cookie. The cookie sound weird and hard as a rock but I was so proud with my…whatever that I called cookie. Seriously her cookies are the best. I call her one other day to ask about how she made honey cookies, as she works with handful measures. She told me,” Oh! A handful of flour, a little sugar, brown sugar,ok?...honey and then ripe in refrigerator for a two days. Bake for a few minutes. God bless her, at her age (95 years old) she is lucid and her eyes are smart and had a mischievous smile. So, I try to recreate this wonderful flavor of my childhood –. Obviously they don’t taste as hers but at the same way they are delicious .A real sweet family heirloom

Rosemary and honey cookies Honey cookies Cream together ½ cup of honey, ½ cup of brown sugar, and ½ cup unsalted butter Beat in 1 egg; then add 2 ½ cups flour sifted with 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finally chopped or 2 teaspoon finally crushed dried rosemary and ½ tablespoon lemon or lime zest Shape the dough into a roll. Allow the dough to ripen for a day or two in the refrigerator before you slice and bake it in a hot oven (400°F.) for 10 to 12 minutes. AddThis Social Bookmark Button


Titi said...

Eu simplesmente adoro seu blog, venho aqui todo dia dar uma espiadinha, amo o jeito que conta suas histórias para depois passar as receitas, é tudo muito mágico, sem contar nos 3 idiomas que acho divertidissimo e super atencioso da sua parte, confesso que não tenho tempo de fazer suas receitas que são sempre tão sofisticadas, mas amo simplesmente saboreá-las com os olhos, pois as fotos também são lindas!!!
Parabéns por tudo!!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

The most delicious recipes are the simple ones. These cookies would be tasty with my coffee and even better with a cup of tea. The perfect cookie to sit and reminisce with!

La cuina vermella said...

Hola bella! eres fantastica, tus textos, tus recetas y sobre todo tus fotos. Eres genial, y tu blog nos apasiona. Besos des de Barcelona.

Sylvia said...

Titi. Suas palavras carinhosas ame fazem muito bem e me dao felicidade, Pois coloco muito carinho e esforco em cada post que publico. Mas as receitas nao sao safisticadas nao, sao mais bem faceis de fazer.Mais uma vez muito, muito obrigada.

Yeap Lisa are perfect for a cup of tea or coffee.

La cuina vermella Muchisimas gracias por el cariño que tienen

Katie said...

The best recipes are those that have a story attached to them or that conjure up beautiful memories like this one! The cookies sound simple and divine. Muchas gracias por la receta!

Anonymous said...

I love your cookies and your flowers!


Sophie said...

MMMMMMM....those cookies look so delicious!! I think you have a great & lovely foodblog!!!
Saludos y besos de Bruselas en Bélgica!
I am in my first year of Spanish!! So in the future, I will be reqsponding more & more in Spanish, OKé??

lisaiscooking said...

You have a wonderful grandmother! And, your honey cookies look delicious. I have to bookmark this recipe!

Sylvia said...

Katie, de nada. Is true , best recipes are simple and tasty.

Thanks Paz

Sophie , Was great I hope to see you writing to me in Spanish soon. And Thanks for the compliments

Yeap , Lisa My grandma is a wonderful person , I am sure that you must love these cookies

Ivy said...

I have never seen rosemary in sweets. It sounds very interesting.

Manggy said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet childhood memories, and a valuable family heirloom! :) I love that your grandma is still going strong!