The weekend hasn't been easy, but we have survived. Fé seems to be doing better today, and we even managed to get some sleep. Children are brave. It makes me cry.
There wasn't much we could do, so we ate raspberry sorbet and watched Japanese anime... Fé's favorites are this and this and this. (Mine is this one.)
We baked a little, too. I am not a big cookie and biscuit fan, but when I saw this recipe, I couldn't resist. Chocolate-Pistachio-Lemon Cookies. They are dairy- and gluten-free. And they are the best cookies I have ever had. Really. You must try. I honestly think I'll never bake cookies other than these.
Here is the recipe in English (using European measurements):
1 dl dark chocolate (buy dairy-free, if you want)
about 15 pistachios, peeled and unsalted
peel of one organic lemon
125 g (dairy-free) margarine, at room temperature
1 1/2 dl sugar
2 1/2 dl rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1. preheat oven to 180 degrees. 2. chop the chocolate and the pistachios with a knife. 3. chop the lemon peel. 4. Beat the margarine and the sugar with an electric mixer. 5. Beat the egg into the mix. 6. Combine the rice flour and the baking powder and add to the mix. Beat. 7. Stir the chocolate, the pistachios and the lemon peel into the dough. 8. With the help of a table spoon, place the dough onto a baking sheet in little heaps, forming cookie shapes. 9. Bake for 15 minutes.
Phew... a new week. Our renovation is starting today. Handymen all over.