I made chocolate crinkle cookies for the first time this year and I’m positive that they will be included in my permanent Christmas cookie repertoire from now on! I do not only love how these cookies taste (the chewy, chocolaty flavor) but I also love how they look! Chocolate crinkle cookies make me think of chocolate cookies that were forgotten outside when it snowed. All you chocolate lovers out there should definitely try them! They look as cute as they are addictive.
Can you believe that Christmas is only 12 days away?! Are you done with your Christmas shopping? I still haven’t bought all of my Christmas presents even though I started early this year.. I guess Amazon will be my best friend these next two weeks!
Today’s recipe are chocolate biscotti. Instead of classic pistachio biscotti I wanted to give it a more Christmassy vibe and used arancini and almonds. These cookies are also softer in the center than the classic Cantuccini, as they are only baked once. I know that biscotti are supposed to be baked twice but I prefer mine soft with a deep chocolate flavor.
While my friend was visiting me in Vienna, we also did a day trip to Bergl, Styria to visit the famous Zotter chocolate factory. All hand-scooped chocolates are produced organically and are fair-trade. Zotter chocolates are well-known for their unusual combinations of flavors. You can find creations from orange and balsamic vinegar to caramelized bacon. At the chocolate tour you are able to taste from all varieties and as much as you want!! And you are able to learn about the process of making chocolate. Have I convinced you yet? ;)
I came back from London just in time to celebrate Easter with my family. This year I wanted to do something a bit creative. Inspired by Sweetapolita, I decided to make my own easter nests, made out of meringue. Something about edible easter nests appealed to me. And I filled them with chocolate goodies from London.