Being in my backpack, as Mary and I walked around the city on Monday, this cookie looks a little worse for wear. But the taste snd enjoyment were not diminished in the least. Delicious! it’s a soft cookie with half vanilla half chocolate glaze.
I won’t take a poll on whether or not you like them cause I read they are pretty much a Northeast and Florida treat. I’ve seen smaller ones in Ohio.
The Barefoot Contessa Black and White Cookies recipe
King Arthur Baking Company Recipe for Black and White Cookies
NYTimes Recipe is named Perfect Black and White Cookies only makes a dozen 😢
Tapioca is a starch that comes from the cassava root and formed into little pearls that gives tapioca pudding its signature texture and is naturally gluten-free”
Tiny pearls of tapioca starch, milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla are the ingredients. Little containers of half and half are served with the Tapioca Pudding at Grant Bar in Millvale PA. Fortunately my friend V, who was treating Steve and me to a lovely dinner, suggested we order dessert. And she reminded me of the Tapioca Pudding they feature on the menu. Being a blog follower V has read my questions about different foods and flavors. (Mushrooms, rhubarb, licorice etc) “It would make a good blog” she said. I couldn’t remember if I’d blogged it before. Tapioca reminds me of childhood. Puddings and custards don’t seem to be as popular these days .
Rainbow carrots, zucchini, garlic, broccoli, green beans, cherry tomatoes- halved, red onion, garlic cloves, tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper and a sprinkle of Italian Seasoning a mixture of herbs. Roasted in a hot oven. The green beans and broccoli were leftover from the past two nights so added the warmed beans towards the end.
I was standing at Labriola’s Italian Grocery deli counter and it’s the first time I sawBasket Cheese. I asked about it. It’s only sold at Easter time. It can be used to make Easter pies or you eat a slice with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey. A firm ricotta like cheese. There are recipes. Recipes to make basket cheese at home and recipes to use the store-bought version to bake savory pies for Easter. There are sweet recipes too. Here’s a recipe for savory Italian Easter Pie
It’s called “basket cheese” because it’s formed in a basket and you can see the imprint of the weaving on the side of the cheese.