Monday, November 24, 2014

Food

HANUKKAH: Recipe for potato knishes

If you’re looking for some cold weather comfort food, you might want to consider the knish.

Recipes from ‘JK’: Whitefish canape, beet borscht, bread and butter pudding

In “J.K.: The Jamie Kennedy Cookbook,” chef Jamie Kennedy relates the milestones of his journey with food and takes the home cook through the seasons, with recipes celebrating local ingredients. Here are three to try from his third cookbook.
Smoked Whitefish Canape

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY COOKIES: Recipe for crackle bark

You may not lay a finger on anyone’s Butterfinger, but you will want to grab a plateful of this Butterfinger-inspired holiday bark. Like the candy bar, this sweet treat is jammed with peanut butter, has a satisfyingly crunchy-flaky bite and — of course — sports plenty of chocolate. But to keep your enamel intact, we made it slightly less sweet and a little more grown up.
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12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY COOKIES: Recipe for gold bars

So how do you eat a Twix bar? Do you use your teeth to scrape all of the chocolate-caramel topping off, then go back and eat the naked crunchy cookie? Do you nibble first some chocolate-caramel, then some cookie, then back to chocolate-caramel, and so on? Or do you wholesale devour it, cookie, caramel and chocolate all at once?

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY COOKIES: Recipe for caramel peanut butter rocks

This cookie was all about packing an outrageous number of peanuts into one small, but so-very-delicious package. Inspired by the NutRageous bar, these drop cookies combine peanut butter, whole peanuts, chocolate and caramel into salty-sweet morsels you will find dangerously addictive.
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CARAMEL PEANUT BUTTER ROCKS
Start to finish: 30 minutes
Makes 3 dozen
1 cup smooth peanut butter

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY COOKIES: Recipe for holiday coconut wafers

Zagnut candy bars are like a crumbly, coconutty Butterfinger, minus the chocolate. These cookies play off that crisp coconut texture, combining both coconut flour (often found with the gluten-free products) and shredded unsweetened coconut. You also can make your own coconut flour by pulsing unsweetened shredded coconut in a food processor until finely ground.
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COCONUT WAFERS

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY COOKIES: Recipe for holiday coconut wafers

Zagnut candy bars are like a crumbly, coconutty Butterfinger, minus the chocolate. These cookies play off that crisp coconut texture, combining both coconut flour (often found with the gluten-free products) and shredded unsweetened coconut. You also can make your own coconut flour by pulsing unsweetened shredded coconut in a food processor until finely ground.
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COCONUT WAFERS

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY COOKIES: Recipe for shortbread wafer sandwiches

Is it even possible to eat a Kit Kat bar without triggering that “Give me a break!” earworm from the ‘80s? Seems not. So our cure to keep us from humming “Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!” for the rest of the day is to bake up a batch of these shortbread cookies inspired by that breakably delicious candy.
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SHORTBREAD WAFER SANDWICHES
Start to finish: 45 minutes

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY COOKIES: Recipe for caramelized crispy bar cookies

So what would you do with 100 Grand?
Obviously, the only appropriate answer is to eat it. But if you don’t have one of those bars of chocolate, caramel and puffed-crisped rice handy, we’ve got you covered. These bar-style cookies capture everything we love about 100 Grand bars in a home-baked treat.
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CARAMELIZED CRISPY BAR COOKIES
Start to finish: 45 minutes, plus cooling

12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY COOKIES: Recipe for triple musketeer puffs

Sometimes you crave a caramel sugar bomb sort of candy bar, and sometimes you want something a bit more refined.

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