Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Food, Recipes

Chocolate Chestnut Cookies

 

Chestnuts are a favorite snack, that can also be used in different ways in the kitchen. I use them often in cooking (click HERE for recipes), but this time, I’ve decided to use them as part of chocolate cookie dough. Continue reading “Chocolate Chestnut Cookies”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Chocolate Date Banana and Walnut Cake

After all the fruity cakes and desserts that I’ve made this summer, it felt it was time for a chocolate-based cake, using dark cocoa powder, along with chocolate chips. Continue reading “Chocolate Date Banana and Walnut Cake”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Recipes

Almond and Cocoa Powder Meringue Cookies

The following light and airy cookies contain few ingredients, but lots of flavor and different textures. They are dairy free and gluten free, which makes them ideal for entertaining.

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Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Recipes

Banana Yeast Dough Cakes with Chocolate-Almonds Filling

The following tasty cakes are a version of THIS recipe, for banana yeast dough cakes. Continue reading “Banana Yeast Dough Cakes with Chocolate-Almonds Filling”

Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Recipes

Coffee Cookies with Dark and White Chocolate Chips

These “all in one bowl” cookies, are quick and easy to assemble, and can be made in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. The combination of buttery coffee flavored dough, with both dark and white chocolate chips, is just perfect when served with coffee or with strong tea. The cookies are chewy and soft, and burst with flavors, and are a great snack any time of the day. Try them and enjoy. Continue reading “Coffee Cookies with Dark and White Chocolate Chips”

Brunch, Cookies, Recipes

Hazelnut, Cocoa Nibs and Cardamom Cookies

Hazelnuts and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations, so it’s no wonder I’ve decided to use both in the form of cookies. To this, I added some cardamom powder, which enhanced the cookies with its wonderful, warm aroma. Continue reading “Hazelnut, Cocoa Nibs and Cardamom Cookies”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Date Cake with Chocolate Sesame Halva Glaze

This tasty and easy to make chocolate cake has some interesting added flavors, other than the dominant chocolate. Continue reading “Chocolate Date Cake with Chocolate Sesame Halva Glaze”

Cakes, Food, Recipes

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

It’s not quite clear who was the first to add zucchini to chocolate cakes, but no doubt it was a wonderful idea, as the zucchini give the cake very moist texture and enhances the chocolaty flavor. Continue reading “Zucchini Chocolate Cake”

Food, Meat, Recipes, Stew

Chili con Carne

Chili con Carne Ronit PensoChile con carne is one of my favorite cold weather dishes. Over the years, I came up with the following recipe, that became my go-to recipe, but even this one keeps evolving. Continue reading “Chili con Carne”

Cakes, Cookies, Food, Recipes

Spiced Brownies with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Cream Cheese Swirl

Spiced Brownies with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Cream Cheese Swirl Ronit PensoChocolate and cream cheese combination is one of my favorites, so when I was planning to bake a batch of brownies, I’ve decided to add a cream cheese swirl to it. Continue reading “Spiced Brownies with Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Cream Cheese Swirl”

Cookies, Food, Recipes, Sweets

Chocolate Crackles Cookies

As I’m off on a three weeks’ vacation, ; I’ve decided to use the opportunity to re-post a few of the very first posts in this blog, that didn’t get much attention back then.
I hope you’ll enjoy these posts and please accept my apologies for not commenting on your posts as often and not answering your comments promptly.

Tasty Eats

chocolate crackle cookies Ronit Penso

I hope that whoever invented Chocolate Crackles cookies (also known as Chocolate Crinkles) received some kind of reward or recognition, for creating these beautiful and tasty cookies. There are many variations for these great tasting cookies, but I especially like the one here, for its’ fairly short list of ingredients and ease of preparation.
The result is chewy and chocolaty cookies on the inside, while the outer snowy-white cracked layer is crunchy and sweet. No wonder they are always a hit with guests of any age.

Makes: about 40 medium size cookies
Prep time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Baking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
For the cookies:
10.5 oz (300 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 Tbs oil
¾ cup sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
For rolling the cookies:
About 2 cups powdered sugar

1. Melt the…

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