There are days when I have restless energy and really want to bake. If I could bake every day, I would but there’s the problem of having to wash dishes after, as well as having other responsibilities and things to do in the day.
Soon after I woke up, I was thinking about trying to make shortbread cookies with Maggie. It’s not easy baking with a 1-year-old who also has a lot of restless energy. I have tried it. She tries to open all the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen, most of which I have yet to baby proof. Well, I tried that too but the baby proofing products I bought didn’t work for our drawers.
I want to make sense of the world. I want to create order out of this unnatural state we’re in with Covid-19. I think that’s what I’m looking for in baking these days. Does that sound super weird? Well, my desire to make sense of the world has led to research.
What’s the difference between a Maria’s Cookie and a British digestive cookie? Are those more similar to Nilla wafers, shortbread, or graham crackers? Can you make a stamp cookie out of shortbread or do you need to use a sugar cookie dough? These are the questions that have been on my mind lately, besides “what new development will unfold in this pandemic” and “how do I keep my 1-year-old occupied.”Continue reading “Small batch no-bake chocolate tahini truffles”