Hazelnut Biscotti

Hazelnut Biscotti

May 14th, 2007  | Category: Cookies


Back in October, I embarked upon a 2-month-long adventure: Baking for Pure by Cuppa - the cafe/juicebar inside Harvey Nichols İstanbul (while holding my full-time job, I must add).

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Cinnamon Buddha Cookies

Cinnamon Buddha Cookies

April 08th, 2007  | Category: Cookies


One of my most treasured kitchen tools is the Buddha cookie mold Ozlem bought for me from China Town in San Francisco. It has been almost two years... On my first visit to San Francisco after my move to Turkey, Ozlem and I were shopping in China Town. We went into this tiny store, and I noticed this Buddha cookie mold instantly. She was kind enough to buy ...

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Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

October 23rd, 2006  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


I like personalized things. Be it an apron or napkins with initials OR a candy with your blog's name on it! I can see the envy in your eye, fellow blogger! Well , let me tell you... It was not very easy to get. Especially when your blog's name sounds like a real cafe. Upon my order, a customer representative from M&M emailed me a very long and detailed ...

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Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme

Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme

October 01st, 2006  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies, Tarts and Pies


"Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme" arrived from Amazon during a very light work day. Having heard raving reviews about the book, I flipped through the pages to choose a recipe to try after work. Although I had my eye on the chocolate macarons, I decided to postpone baking them to a future weekend and try Viennese Chocolate Sables first. I must say... These are by far the best ...

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