Day: January 8, 2012

Sunday Baking Joy: Oatmeal cookies

I don’t even like Oatmeal cookies, but it is January and we all are trying to eat better. So in order to make something that is not ridiculously bad and delicious, I decided to bake something that is less caloric and sugary and more crisp and nutty.

It turned out to be the best Oatmeal cookies I have ever tried! Honestly. Delicious!

All you need is:

1 cup (110 grams) nuts and dried fruit ( I used almonds, cashews, peanuts, hazelnuts, raisins and cranberries mix)
3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (210 grams) packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (105 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups (180 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats

What to do:

– Bake nuts for 2 minutes in the microwave;

– Turn oven to heat to 200C;

– With a mixer or a whisk beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine;

-In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat until incorporated;

-Stir in the nuts and fruit and the oats;

(Don’t worry if the batter looks more like oat mixture than batter. It will work out in the end.)

– On a cookie sheet  lined with baking paper put about a tablespoonful from the oat mixture about 2-3 cm away from each other. It makes medium sized cookies.

– Bake until golden brown (I like them crispy :)) or or until light golden brown around the edges but still soft and a little wet in the centers. It takes about 12-15 min a batch.

– Remove the paper from the cookie sheet and wait to cool a bit before removing the cookies from the lining.

– Enjoy. (in reasonable quantities)

Original recipe from the Joy of Baking

Welcome to this world to Blue Ivy Carter

The gorgeous preganista Beyonce gave birth to her first child yesterday in New York. The little girl is called Blue Ivy  Carter* and was delivered in a privately rented wing (for 1.3 million in green) of Lenox Hill Hospital.

Congratulations to Beyonce and Jay-Z! May the little angel brigs them all the joy in the world!

Revised 9/1/12 *The initial report was that the baby-girl was called Ivy Blue, which is a cute name I must agree. But then today it became clear that the baby is named Blue Ivy. Come on now. Really, Beyonce?!?! Blue Ivy?!  Am I the only one catching a bit of a stripper vibe here?! There is an article that explains the meaning of the name on the Inquisitr , but still… Blue Ivy?!?

Acne Spring/Summer 2012


Acne is a brand I have been discovering lately. It seems everywhere.

The SS2012 collection is gorgeous. Very simple cuts, ethereal fabrics and graceful silouethes.

Photos Acne