Christmas baking

Crispy Oatmeal Pecan Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – 1 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1.5 cups flour, 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped dried sour cherries, … Continue reading

Ottolenghi & Tamimi’s Lamb Shawarma

I used the Lamb Shawarma recipe ( p 211 Cdn edition) on my 1.7 lb rack of local lamb last night. Amazing. Here’s are the ingredients called for in the recipe: 2 tsp black peppercorns 5 whole cloves 1/2 tsp cardamom pods 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 star … Continue reading

Ottolenghi & Tamimi’s Mejadra

I used 2 onions instead of 4, and long grain white rice instead of basmati. I increased the amount of water to 2 cups. Time-consuming recipe for a week night, but delicious. Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mejadra recipe in the Guardian