Some of you may remember that last month, I introduced you to Dorie Greenspan’s latest project, #cookiesandkindness.
The aim: To make the world sweeter.
The method: Bake/Share/Post
For this month’s instalment, Dorie says: “October is all about being kind – and sweet – to colleagues.” I’d argue that I’m really very sweet to my colleagues who are on the receiving end of my baking experiments nearly weekly (and sometimes more often) but when Dorie encourages you to bake you can’t really say no!
The recipe for this month from Dorie’s Cookies is Breakfast Biscotti – a “bang-for-your-buck cookie: One batch gives you plenty of cookies to share” according to Dorie. I’m not a huge fan of a lot of biscotti because they are often so hard (it’s ok because they are meant to be dipped in a coffee but still…) so I went into this thinking it would be a hit with my staff room but perhaps not me. I was wrong! This biscotti is as little different due to the addition of granola – it makes for a different texture, more cookie than actual biscotti but even more delicious!
I’ve made biscotti a few times before and remember them as being a bit tricky to get right. You bake the dough in a log until it’s just about cooked through then you slice it and bake again, turning once to make sure it’s baked on all sides. This dough sliced fairly easily mid-bake…
(this recipe made exactly 40!)
Once they were all baked up they were beautiful and golden…
And full of granola! I used a coconut and almond granola and added some dried apricots as the fruit (Dorie uses cranberries) and it was a great combination. Half the batch went to Neil’s work and the other half to mine. In just over one hour (so, before 9.30) my bowl was empty:
I’d say my colleagues definitely appreciated these!
Check out Dorie’s breakfast biscotti recipe here.
The next day, because I happened to have spare macarons hanging around the house (as one does…), I was EXTRA kind and brought those for my colleagues to share as well!
#cookiesandkindness is about sharing ALL things sweet so you can bake whatever you like to share…
What cookies will you bake to share? Take part in the #cookiesandkindness movement!
Get baking! This month, treat your colleagues. Or maybe you’ll surprise your kids’ teachers with cookies for their staff room (yes please!). Or greet your kids off the school bus with a plate of cookies (Don’t forget about the driver!). Perhaps you’ll organise a bake sale to raise money for your favourite charity? Or just bake for someone who needs a little sweetness in their life. If you’d like stickers, tags and cards to dress up the cookies you’ll be sharing, get them here courtesy Dorie’s publisher.
We’d love to see what you’re baking up to share! Use the #cookiesandkindness and #Dories_Cookies hashtags and don’t forget to tag @doriegreenspan and @eatlivtravwrite (Twitter and Instagram). Bake on, people!
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