Spring Cookie Butter Tarts

I felt justified calling these my "Spring" cookie butter tarts because of the cookie flowers decorating the top of the tart. I mean, cookie butter is brown, what can you do?! As are the tart dough (paté sablée), chocolate and caramelized hazelnuts, all other components of this tart. This time, I just didn't feel like... Continue Reading →

German Nutcake (Nusskuchen)

The German mid-afternoon break is strongly bent toward Kaffee and Kuchen (coffee and cake), or the "kaffeeklatsch" as it's more familiarily known. It's also the country I was first introduced to taking loose-leaf tea in the afternoon in place of coffee; as well as on the weekends - where it was often enjoyed over a... Continue Reading →

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