Linzer cookies are Christmas cookies from Austria and Germany. These are mini versions of the Linzer torte/ pastry which is a huge pastry with a jam filling and a beautiful lattice work on top. Linzer cookies are made with a combination of all purpose flour and almond flour which gives it the unique texture. Usually linzer cookies are made and let to sit in an airtight box for a week so that they develop the melt in the mouth texture. As the dough is butter based, you need utmost patience to make these cookies. These are for the Mother’s Day sweets theme I am doing for this week’s BM.
Last month, I had so many hurdles and couldn’t even visit my blog regularly. But this month I am trying to get back on track. So I have enrolled for this month’s BM. The themes are quite interesting as always. For the first week, I have chosen the theme Picnic Hampers. So when you go on picnic, what can you take with you to fill the tummies of all the hungry family members. When I was a kid, mom used to make puliodharai and thayir saadam for every picninc we went. And after marriage, even my mom-in-law used to make the same combination. Looks like most of us have grown up with the same food. Even my daughter loves this food. So even I make the same when we go for a picnic. But what can we do if we want to make a change? Go for any food that is easy to pack and doesn’t spill or go bad in the journey. I will be sharing three international recipes which can be packed for picninc and I am sure kids would love it.
Every year we do a mega marathon during April and I enthusiastically signed up for it. It was my most favourite theme, A-Z bakes around the world. I had my list ready before 6 months, and started baking before three months and was done with nearly 13 dishes. But everything doesn’t happen as you plan. Infact, nothing happens as planned for me, so due to some personal hurdles, I couldn’t participate in this BM which I am still sad about. I have been so disinterested in blogging this month and have been in some kind of zombie mode for the past four weeks. I hate to do anything. And somehow I got my brain working and wanted to blog today. So here is my post which was supposed to be done for the first of this month. I hope to regain all my confidence to blog again.
For all those who are wondering what happened to me, I am still not back to regular blogging but I am fine. I was supposed to do the month long BM this month, but even after preparing nearly 13 posts, I opted out. I think this is called as the blogger’s block. I just don’t want to bake for now. But as I had so many recipes ready, I thought why not do one post atleast for Bread Bakers. For this month, the host Anshie of Spice Roots selected Bread sfrom Italy as the theme. As I had already made a bread but had it in drafts, I felt that it would be good to post it for this occasion.
For the final day of the easter treats, I made this golden egg. What is easter without an egg. Most traditional breads have coloured eggs placed in the braids of the breads. And they also make chocolates in egg shape. Some chocolates are made so huge and they are filled with more chocolates so that when you break the egg, the treats flow out. I just wanted to keep this simple.
For the second day, here is one more easy breezy dessert you can put together in around fifteen minutes. I am not going for any traditional recipes this week, but am just giving you some good ideas for any party you will be doing for easter or some other occasion. Ever since I bought a pack of dried rose petals from Delhi, I have been using it to top my desserts. My daughter loves it and being the only one who is trying out the desserts, I am quite happy to add the rose petals on them. They look so good and tastes great too.