Saturday, February 24, 2007

COFFEE AND CHILE

I almost created some latte art the other day at Blue Chip Café.



I will update this post with a recipe for hazelnut cookies. In the meantime, check out "Coffee Nut Drop Cookies". A local contact has introduced us to the Caffè Ottolina coffee brand from Milano.

With the new chile pepper season starting, it is interesting to read about Naga Jolokia pepper in the Time magazine. They claim it is the hottest chile pepper tested so far. I have to get my hands on this!

UPDATE 02/25/07:

Here is a simple recipe for hazelnut cookies:

2 eggs.
2 deciliters (0.85 cups) white sugar.
200 grams hazelnuts.

Beat (whip) the eggs in a gentle way so the whites and egg yolks are separated.
Pour down the sugar and the grinded nuts.
Shape small cookies and put on a baking plate.
Put one nut on the top.
Put in the oven (200 degrees Celsius / 392 Fahrenheit) for about 10 minutes.

Go to Italian Food Forever for another version.