Right this moment, I have a massive headache. I am looking at the screen with lowest brightness and even that dim light sends lightning bolts inside my head. I am wishing that something to make me happy, like these shortbread bars, were here right now.
Yes, the title is a reference to Game of Thrones!! But well, I also did promise the recipe of these cookies to several people. And I am finally writing the blog post while waiting for the first episode of final season of Game of Thrones!
I had a little bit of rum left from previous bakings, and I started to think what I could do with it. I didn’t want to make yet another cake – instead I made these cookies which have oh so many other delicious ingredients as well!
These cookies are for those who love chocolate, who can’t get enough of chocolate, who can live on chocolate alone, who dream about chocolate at night.. so these cookies are for those who are like me!
When I saw that I had a small package of dried cranberries left from a previous recipe, I decided to use it in a cookie. But which cookie? I quickly thought of options and what other ingredients I had. Finally I decided to make a very rich cookie which had bits and pieces of many many different ingredients!
I am back home in Helsinki after a 2-weeks holiday in Istanbul and I am again having difficulties adjusting to my own life. It happens every time I go to see my family. I have so good time with them and otherwise miss them so much that it feels like a drag to come back. I love Helsinki, I love my life here and there is nothing much left for me to do back in Turkey, but missing my family is huge… Anyway, cookies!
December! It is ginger time of the year. Gingerbread cake, gingerbread cookies.. if you are suffering from flu or cold, a bit of ginger tea maybe. I’ve had my share of ginger recipes in the blog so far, but this recipe today is a vegan and gluten free version.
The first time I encountered and tasted chocolate with chili was a muffin in Stockmann bakery in Helsinki. It was 7 years ago. I didn’t even think of the combination before. I liked it when I tasted that time but I wasn’t in love with it. Over the years, I grew to like it more.
I have to admit, I never thought that fresh rosemary would be so much in harmony with lemon in a sweet baked good, making it taste richer and fresher! Turns out, lemon / rosemary is a great friendship.
So, yesterday I wasn’t feeling well. The world going crazy and all has already been affecting my personal mood. Then yesterday I watched a video about Charlottesville attack last Saturday and I snapped. I had to take my mind off those things and so I baked. I checked whatever I had at home and made these easy peasy cookies.