Okay, so the title seemed like it would be funny, but only our Dutch speaking readers will get it. In Dutch, "arts" means "doctor." And since Klary recommended I eat some speculaaskoekjes to get over the tough week, and she's from the Netherlands...get it...never mind.
Stupid title aside, I made a batch of cookies this morning with some spices that Klary had sent me a few weeks ago.
Then I found her recipe at eG HERE. It just so happened it fell after our first snow.
So while my morning routine was cranking out, I stopped, enjoyed some speculaaskoekjes fresh from the oven (I sold the rest...always looking to make a dime!) and converted some leftover ganache (which is always readily available in my kitchen) into hot chocolate. I took a rare moment to sit and enjoy the hot cup and cookie in our front window.
Then it was back to work for what turned out to be a really fun and prosperous day!
Farina Alto – Albuquerque, New Mexico
5 days ago