All posts tagged: marzipan

Stollen Cookies

Stollen Cookies

If you’re a follower of my Instagram stories (quick plug, they’re great, get ’em by following me on Instagram) then you’ll know that I’ve spent much of November wandering around supermarkets to ogle at their Christmas food. I love that about this time of year, there’s just so much to look at. I like to imagine that there are special festive food task forces that sit around in meetings all year round thinking this stuff up (for the record, I think that would probably be my dream job). In the Morrison’s bakery section this year you’ll find a packet of five stollen cookies for just under a quid. Tom bought them for me, I ate them all, they were excellent. So excellent, in fact, that I decided they needed to happen in my kitchen. Stollen has always been present at the Christmas dinner table in my family. It’s the disgustingly stodgy, cream soaked dessert that makes absolutely no sense to eat after an enormous dinner but we go ahead and do it anyway. I never …

Marzipan Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup and Toasted Coconut

Marzipancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup and Toasted Coconut

This post is in collabz with Seasonal Berries Happy my birthday month to you! We pushed through January together like absolute soldiers, and if you’re reading this then you too have made it through to the other side. The happier side, the side that’s just a little closer to spring and sunshine and, most notably in my world, the side on which I turn 21.. On February 13th, I will reach an age that makes it impossible for me to argue that people who refer to me as an adult are wrong. At 18 the world is all like ‘whatever, you can drink, call me when you’ve spent three hours on hold to HMRC and we’ll talk’. The years after that all blur together in a late teen but not-quite-proper-actual-grownup haze. But I think now, at this point, I’ve just got to accept it. This is adulthood. I’ve arrived, and I can’t leave. We can talk more about the sense of impending doom that I already feel about the passing of time a little closer to …

Double Chocolate, Marzipan and Almond Cookies

Ok, guys, I just feel I should warn you that these are like crack. It’s like the almondy white chocolatey vibe comes together with buttery chewy sweetness to create some kind of chemical composition that is dangerously addictive to humans. What I’m trying to say here is don’t make a batch and expect to eek it out. These cookies came about through my desire to be one of those people who uses up the odds and ends that they have in the cupboards. I need to be way thriftier with my cooking in general, and this is the way to go about it. I had marzipan knocking about after making those dirty cheating almond croissants earlier in the week and thought it’d be cool in a cookie – it totally is. There’s a lot of painting and decorating going on in my house at the moment and these have seen everybody through the tea breaks very nicely. They’re not bulky cakey cookies (Nigella Lawson’s double chocolate ones come to mind) but thinner, chewier ones that …