Korova Cookies

Korova Cookies

March 31st, 2008  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


Today, Cafe Fernando turns two years old and I would just die if I don't mark this occasion with my most favorite cookies of all time: Korova Cookies. These cookies made their debut in "Paris Sweets: Great Desserts from the City's Best Pastry Shops" by Dorie Greenspan. There is another very impressive person behind the recipe - the man Vogue magazine once called "The Picasso of Pastry." No, ...

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Coffee Hazelnut Cookies

Coffee Hazelnut Cookies

December 04th, 2007  | Category: Cookies


Coffee and Hazlenut Cookies. The first recipe I've tried from Alice Medrich's new book Pure Dessert. The book is full of simple and delicious recipes that focus on pure flavor. That is also evident from the way the book is organized; the recipes are categorized by ingredients rather than dessert types. No fancy frostings, no overpowering ingredients clashing - just a few ingredients that work wonders.

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Biscotti

Chocolate and Hazelnut Biscotti

November 19th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


About a year ago, I used to bake 10-20 batches of biscotti per week (I didn't eat them all). Then I started having biscotti nightmares. Logs sticking to my hands... Flour everywhere. Chop, chop, chop... Bake and slice and bake and slice... After I started having these nightmares, I stopped baking biscottis for a while. Then, last week, I received a comment on my previous biscotti post and ...

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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

October 25th, 2007  | Category: Cookies


After tasting these thumbprint cookies, I was so glad to have prepared twice the amount of raspberry jam needed for the birthday cake.

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Cafe Fernando Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cafe Fernando Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 24th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


Cafe Fernando received its first mention in the press last Friday. It is a short interview that appeared in Hürriyet (one of the highest circulated national newspapers in Turkey). After the interview, I received tons of emails and comments to my blog. Thanks to Hürriyet, I've gained lots of new readers... So, how does a food blogger say "Thank you"?

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