I prefer to call it shortbread since it's so rich with butter. The texture is exactly like shortbread but taste less sweet because of the small amount sugar and dark cocoa powder. I made the dough log before Christmas and stored it in the fridge. It's a good way for a quick and yummy snack. The recipe is here.
Winter is the season for daikon, when this root vegetable is sweet, juicy and flavorful. They are delicious in stew and soup, but also very tasty when mixed with rice flour to make a quick snack. I used aobut 2 pound of daikon, with some shiitake mushroom and Chinese style sausage. They are sauteed until soften in the pan, then slowly mixed in rice flour until a paste texture is formed. The mixture then transferred into a baking dish and covered to bake at 375 for about 60 min. Let it cool complete, then cut into squares and pan fried them when serve.
Zeppole, an Italian version of donuts, also a popular Italian street food. It's very simple to make at home. Use the basic dough, the flavor can be creative. I added some orange zest into the dough and sprinkle with more orange mixed sugar when eat. It's like bite into a crispy air pillow, light and delightful.
It is been so long since the last time I made myself some muffins for breakfast. I used a recipe that I liked with a twist of adding cranberry instead of chocolate chips. Well, I didn't expect that it turns out to be this boring. Yes, you see it right, boring. Flavor wise, nothing is particular exciting, while the texture is slightly chewy for reason I don't know. Maybe the this time it shows a sign of stop using this recipe.