fall comfort

It seems as soon as fall hits I start baking. It's like the colder weather permits you to want all things of comfort and warmth. Hot spicy teas and milky coffees are just the start and then we want a little something sweet and homemade cookies are usually a good bet.


chocolate hazelnut cookies
via, the great british picnic guide

75 g softened butter
125 g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
50 g soft brown sugar
50 g caster sugar
1 tsp good quality vanilla extract
1 large egg
50 g chopped hazelnuts
100 g milk chocolate, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 350 d, cover 2 baking sheets in parchment.
Combine the butter and sugars in a bowl and beat until light and fluffly. Add baking soda, vanilla and egg and blend for a few seconds then add the flour.
Stir in the hazelnuts and chocolate. Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture on to the baking sheets, leaving enough room for them to spread. Bake cookies for 10-12 min or until golden.
makes aprox. 10.

There's also nothing better then a hot bowl of porridge on a cold morn especially when grilled fruit and toasted pumkin seeds are involved. Check out the recipe here.


Chef Chuck said…
Hi Ash, I love when you bake! The season is here!! These are some of my favorite flavors :) ~Thank you~
Lucy said…
Ah you can't beat a good cookie. Delicious :)
CC11 said…
What a sweet post :)
ChichaJo said…
The cookie sounds delicious and so does that porridge!
il ramaiolo said…
Hello! I am a bit 'absent from the blog because in recent months have been busy with my stomach that rises! I'm pregnant ...
I follow you always with much admiration! Your posts are always beautiful! Ciao
Ash said…
Oh wow il, Congrats that amazing news!!
El said…
Such beauty. I love the cookies and the reclaimed wood in your shots is fantastic!
TheAL said…
It's definitely baking weather now and you are inspiring me to fire up the oven. Those cookies look amazing.
Lo penso anch'io che questi tuoi biscotti siano una bella compagnia ...invernale ciao
I just stumble upon your blog! I am already in love!
:: christelle
Unknown said…
Beautiful photos and recipes!

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