X’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those recipes that I’ve asked for a dozen times but never got. And then I did this person a favour and they gave it to me as a gift! 🙂 I’m seriously amazed at how people guard their recipes so carefully! I mean, really! Why?? No one reads this blog anyway,…

Chinese Sweet Buns

On several trips to China, this was featured on all breakfast buffets. I’ve loved them ever since the first time I tried them. We don’t have many breads in China – especially baked ones (there are several steamed ones), so I’m always keen to try new ones. I tried hard to get the recipe from…

Flourless Brownie Cookies

This cookie originally started off as being those dark black cookies by Jim Lahey. But then morphed into something else. Everyone loved them. And so I’m sticking to this recipe. I mean, just look at them. They are amazing. A little bit chewy and dense like brownies, but crispy on the outside like cookies. And…

Omam Biscuits

Omam or Ajwain is indigenous to India and is a delicious spice that has a very unique taste. It is also known as Bishop’s Weed or Carom. It is a common spice found in most grocery stores. These biscuits or cookies are very popular in India, served with afternoon tea. Omam Biscuits 1 1/2 cups…

Cheddar and Pepper Crackers

I’ve become quite obsessed with the Tartine series of books. First with their breads (my all-time passion is bread) and now with their other books as well. I haven’t been able to make their breads as yet (my sourdough starter is just beginning to take shape), but I have been able to try some of…

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My friend gave me this recipe ages ago and I should have tried it sooner, because these are some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. It was easy. My kids did most of the work! And they did most of the eating too!! Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes about 4 dozen small cookies or…