Orange glazed cookies and oatmeal

When we are in citrus season I have the problem that I usually eat fruit natural before having time to cook with it. Luckily I had the well-filled pantry when I decided to bake these cookies glazed orange and oatmeal, perfect for a cold winter afternoon. Besides natural juice flavor is enhanced with the touch of candied orange.

Orange glazed cookies and oatmeal.I have always liked the texture that provide cookies and oatmeal cookies also makes the most nutritionally interesting sweets. The mass of these pastes itself is not very sweet, since then crowned with a glaze simple, and if we do without it could chop the candied orange and mix it directly with the other ingredients.


Ingredients for about 35 units

For the cookies: 100 g unsalted butter at room temperature, 75 g of cake flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 150 g of fine oat flakes, 80 g sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar, 2 egg yolks L, 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, 4 tablespoons of orange juice.

For the glaze: 120-150 g of powdered sugar, 1-2 tablespoons of orange juice, 50 g candied orange.

Making orange glazed cookies and oatmeal

Mix the flour with the baking powder, salt and oats in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, rub the sugar with orange zest to release their oils. Add the butter, egg yolks and juice and beat well. Incorporate the dry ingredients and work until a homogeneous mass.

Divide into two portions. Have on the table a good piece of plastic wrap, place one half and shape cylinder diameter of 2-3 cm. Wrapping, repeat with the remaining dough and lead to the refrigerator for at least two hours.

Preheat oven to 180 ° C and prepare trays. Remove one of the cylinders and carefully cut portions of 1-1.5 cm thick. Do not have to be perfect, it is easier if the knife is moistened and then you can arrange them how hands. Distribute trays, slightly apart, and bake for about 10-15 minutes.

Let cool completely on wire rack. To decorate, mix the sifted icing sugar with enough orange juice to have a thick glaze. Paint the cookies using a pastry brush and top with chopped portions of candied orange. Let dry completely before storing.

Preparation time | Further 50 minutes the cooled
Difficulty | Medium

The orange glazed cookies and oatmeal can be stored for several days in an airtight container without any problem. They are a very rich dessert to take with coffee or for snack time, even at breakfast snack. We must ensure that the glaze is completely dry before storing, to stick together.

Cookies and lemon thyme. Recipe with country flavor

I think I have said several times: I love sweets with lemon. In general, citrus bring a delicious flavor and texture to cookies, cakes and pastries, but the lemon always has a special place in my recipe. So when I saw this recipe Cherry blossom I put it away quickly, and after adapting it a little at home we have enjoyed these delicious cookies and lemon thyme.

That is another virtue citrus, which combines beautifully with many other spices and aromatic. Thyme reminds me of my childhood in the countryside, where the lemon trees abound, and whenever I can I will add it to recipes like this that brings a fresh scent country to a soft pasta texture. They are perfect to accompany tea or coffee mid-afternoon.

Ingredients for about 30 cookies

115g unsalted butter at room temperature 1 lemon quality, 80g caster sugar (fine-grained, not glasé normal use if you do not have), 3 / 4-1 teaspoon dried thyme, 60 g of honey soft, 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar, 225 g pastry flour, 1/4 teaspoon fine salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, powdered sugar to decorate.

Making cookies lemon and thyme

Chop the softened butter and place in a bowl. Beat with wire whisk until it is creamy. Besides sugar rub with lemon zest, without reaching the white part, to release the citrus aromas. Add the thyme and rub more.

Add sugar to butter and beat with mixer until fluffy texture. Pour honey and lemon juice strained through a sieve and whisk a little more. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla sugar and beat on low speed a little. Finish mixing with a spatula, wrap in plastic wrap and leave in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180 °C and prepare a couple of trays with parchment paper or a silicone sheet. Take small portions of dough with a spoon and rounded shape with your hands. Distribute trays leaving a couple of centimeters of separation between them.

Bake one tray at a time, for about 8-10 minutes, until browned to taste. Wait a little out of the oven to solidify, as they are very soft freshly baked, and let cool completely on a rack. I put more icing sugar when cool again.

Preparation time | 1 hour
Difficulty | Medium

As I mentioned at the beginning, these cookies and lemon thyme seem perfect to take home a nice box and remove them with coffee or tea. If we sure appreciate guests sweet detail. We might give them a slight glaze prepared with powdered sugar mixed with a little lemon juice, or leave them as is.

Ultra-thin apple pie with vanilla



The world of apple pie is like handbags or shoes for some women, who never can have too many recipes or do too many tastings. Those who lose our minds by this fruit tart or cake thank format run into new ideas. So even though there are many already published in these pages (in this compilation can find some), today increased the family with this ultra-thin apple pie with vanilla.

This is an easy and quick, perfect to get us out of trouble if we are presented with an unexpected visit and want to offer a homemade sweet recipe. We recommend you always have puff pastry in the fridge or freezer, not only to make ultra-thin apple pie and vanilla, but for many other recipes. It is a very versatile ingredient that should be present in your shopping cart to which you can get much game in the kitchen.



Ingredients for eight to ten servings

A sheet of puff pastry, four blocks type Golden, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar, 2 tablespoons white sugar, two tablespoons of apricot jam and almond laminated for garnish (optional).

How do ultrafine apple pie and vanilla

Squeeze lemon juice in a large bowl, mix it with vanilla essence. Peel apples and get discouraged. Cut in half and then into thin slices. According c’mon cutting introduce into the bowl and stir to coat lemon and will not rust (nothing happens if this happens, but darken and become unaesthetic).

Roll out the pastry sheet on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. On the pastry we put the laminated block, without reaching the edge. We turned the edge inward pressing well to not unfold. Thus the juices will not escape during baking tray throughout.

Mix the two types of sugar and sprinkle the cake with them. We introduce in a preheated oven at 220 ° C, in the central part, and bake first with heat alone at the bottom for five minutes so that the pastry is well crunchy. Then switched to heat up and down and left ten minutes.

Mix the apricot jam with a teaspoon of water and heat it slightly (either in the microwave or in a saucepan on the fire). With a brush and very gently, brush entire surface with it. Serve with toasted almond laminated surface dusted with icing sugar (optional).

Preparation time | 20 minutes
difficulty | Very easy

The best way to enjoy a bit of ultra-thin apple pie and vanilla is freshly baked. The pastry is at its best, crisp apple and melts in the mouth. We can accompany some vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche and serve dessert with coffee or at snack time.