Chocolate-Almond Cookies with Orange Icing:
OK — I was unable to post anything last week. With our never-ending bitter-cold winter, we found ourselves, last week, dealing with rather disruptive ‘house’ issues….
1) Ice dams on our roof (with leaks and drips over our kitchen sink).
2) Frozen well-pipe — NO WATER for several days (workman trying and trying to thaw us out).
Apparently, after such a continuously cold winter, the frost-line has moved so deep, many people are experiencing frozen (underground) pipes. And husband had to go up on the roof (with mountain-climbing rope and harness) to remove snow and ice. So we were a bit preoccupied last week with house issues, and recovery efforts — Couldn’t cook, couldn’t do much potting, etc. etc.
But now that we’re finally back to normal, I Must. Have. Chocolate! It’s a ‘celebration’ thing.
The Food — Chocolate-Almond Cookies with Orange Icing:
I thought I would try a new recipe for Chocolate-Almond Cookies — Actually, little cakes baked in cupcake pans. Flourless — Chocolate, ground almonds, orange zest. Baked quickly, finished with a quick dab of Orange Icing — Butter/sugar, mascarpone, orange zest. Heavenly flavors together. HEAVENLY — A perfect ‘chocolate’ ending after a crazy, difficult week.
Because this was a ‘new’ recipe, I feel I need to play with some ‘adjustments’ before I include the recipe here with my Blog. In the meantime, if you’re dying for your own chocolate adventure, here is a link to my (very similar) Chocolate-Almond Flourless Cake.
The Pottery — Mike Helke Plate:
I am presenting a few of my just-baked Chocolate-Almond Cookies on a fun Square Plate made by Wisconsin Artist, Mike Helke. Mike is a fun guy — His work is fun! Fun but thoughtful. Often very ‘constructional’ with ‘blocky’ architectural statements. I love the Lidded Vessel below!!
I’m loving the fun, festive look of my Chocolate Cookies on my colorful Mike Helke Plate.
And — Wishing everyone a Happy Mid-March! Hope that winter is finally winding down for you! Hope you may enjoy some chocolate in your life.