Hazelnut cookies | Hazelnut Spritzgeback – piped, gluten-free

Hazelnut cookies | Hazelnut Spritzgeback – piped, gluten-free
[caption id="attachment_6813" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hazelnut Spritzgeback - gluten free, vegan[/caption]   Google search tags : Spritzgeback | Hazelnut cookies | Gluten free cookies | Vegan cookies | German piped cookies | Allergy friendly recipes | Coeliac friendly cookie recipes Last month my daughter came home during the Winter break and I concocted these cookies for her.  She brought home some vegan butter and I decided to put it to good use.  H, as some of you may know, is allergic to gluten and is vegan, and she rarely gets to eat cookies or desserts.  These days gluten free, vegan cookies are available in plenty but they are quite expensive, so I made about 100 cookies for her to carry.  Nearly 100.  These stay good for really long. Sadly, the cookies failed the test of time because they were too delicious to stand the test. The recipe is modified from these almond spritzgeback I made several years ago from Thorsten's blog. [caption id="attachment_6805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Almond Piped Christmas Cookies (Spritzgeback)[/caption] Back then I used almonds, refined flour (maida) and butter.  This time I used hazelnuts, sweet superfine rice flour and vegan olive oil based butter to make the cookies.  We were pleasantly surprised as these cookies are even ...

Bhuja hua kaju barfi | Roasted cashew barfi – an original recipe

Bhuja hua kaju barfi | Roasted cashew barfi – an original recipe One week-day, when I was in a hurry and time seemed to be ticking away a little faster, I knew I could not wait for the 'cashew barfi mix' in the wok to cook even a minute longer, and poured it onto a jelly pan a few minutes earlier than I should have.  I willed, but it wasn't enough to set the barfi in the next ten minutes, and I had to leave for work ...

Thengai barfi | Coconut candy squares

Thengai barfi | Coconut candy squares Tamil: Thengai barfi | Hindi: Nariyal or narial ki barfi | Marathi: Narali pak or copra pak | Gujarati: Koperapak | English translation: Coconut candy squares | A quick sweet made with just coconut scraping, sugar and cardamom powder. Till I came to Mumbai (then Bombay) I assumed coconut barfi was a South Indian preparation (thengai barfi) but soon found that it is a favourite in Maharashtra.  There is no proper translation in English but since ...