It is a rainy, gray, last day of February and I suddenly realized I did not have one post for this month. I have been cooking and baking and I have hundreds of pictures to look at and edit, but life just somehow got in the way of this blog. It tends to do that sometimes! My husband is back in Brussels and my college boy will be going there to spend Spring break with him. I am here with my high school senior waiting for all the of the college decisions to come rolling in...this is an exciting month for him and all of us. Stressful as well, but part of the process of growing up and spreading ones wings and flying...hard for me to imagine not seeing his face every day. I have survived my first born going away, so maybe this will be easier. He is more than ready to go I can tell you that.
I have been following Sarabeth Levine's blog...The Goddess of Bakedom for some time now. I have been a fan of Sarabeth and her baked goods for many years. Her new cookbook Sarabeth's Bakery:From My Hands to Yours is a wonderful collection of recipes. I have been reading the book through from cover to cover. If you are a serious baker this is a must have addition to your collection.
Her rugelach recipe was the very first one I ever tried and to this day remains the favorite of all my friends and family. She recently posted this recipe for a jam filled Mandelbrot and a lovely tribute to her Mother in Law, Margaret. The link will lead you to the recipe...the recipe is lovely. The flavor of this simple cookie sends me back to my Bubbe's house. A very nice taste memory. These are perfect for dunking in a cup of tea or coffee....my son has been having them with milk and has declared them a keeper.
I have had Mandelbrot with almonds and other nuts and chocolate chips but never filled with jam. I think these are the best I have ever had. A kind of Jewish biscotti if you will. So stop by and take a look around Sarabeth's blog...you will be very pleased I am sure....
I am looking forward to Spring as I am sure we all are...it has been a very long, snowy, winter.