How do you get rid of a huge bottle of rose extract?
One. Half. Teaspoon. At. A. Time.
These lovely little nibbles made the Easter dinner buffet dessert line up. I added a half teaspoon of the infamous rose extract from the Ispahan loaf cake adventure and it was a really pleasant touch. I opted to bake these off in a mini petit four pan - since I don't have a financier pan - and I am not sure I am allowed to add to my baking collection for the time being (although did sneak in a couer a la creme mold). Between the browned butter and the almond flour, these cookies (or are they cakes?) were easy to make and had a really pleasing texture.
Three thumbs up!
My mind is currently on hyper-overdrive. Everything is running through my head in one great, big run-on sentence. I am trying to find my mental punctuation so that my brain can breathe...
If only I could dole out my thoughts one-half teaspoon at a time, like I am doing with the rose extract.
I was hit with a significant short deadline project at work - which sent me into hyper-get-it-done-super-multitask-take-no-prisoners-crazy-mode. It's not a pretty sight.
Unfortunately (or fortunately?), when I go into hyper mode, I can't just leave it at the office - it follows me everywhere. Which is very unfortunate for the people that I live with because if mom's on a tangent - it's all hands on deck. My family will probably be giving me the stink eye for another week or two; however, my pantry, stove and cupboards have never been cleaner. It's one of life's trade-offs. I keep reminding them of how much they love me. No one has contradicted me on that point. Yet.
And if mom's happy, life at home is much less complicated.
It is pouring in this neck of the woods. I looked out the window this morning and was all excited because I thought I saw buds on the trees. Then I realized that it was just ice making the branches appear lighter in color - not buds. I know they say April showers bring May flowers, but I also hope that it melts March snow. I am down to one strip of snow left - spring will come.
Until then, I will take my flowers in the form of tasty little cakes (or are they cookies??? - I am still confused).
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. The recipe for financiers can be found here on Dorie's site.
P.S. Thanks all for the book recommendations last week.My library reading wish list now has a lovely selection of choices and I can't wait to dig in. Right now, I am working on Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child. I find the subject matter (Julia Child) interesting; I am struggling with the author's writing style. I'll give it a few more chapters and keep my fingers crossed that I get "over the hump".