Rose De Mai~
May here in my small town is all about pink..and white..rose et blanc..what's not to love?
I wish every post I ever posted was Rose De Mai~
Rose rose rose..
We have so many blooming apple trees..almond trees..
that pink is predominant .
A picture perfect little town in May..
After the rains..the grass is greening up nicely and the leaves are sprouting.
I heard the rain impige upon the earth~ James Joyce~
I have a few precious items in my post today..
not only have I planted the most beautiful French radish seeds..
but I have actually been in love with the way I have smelled lately..me:)
Cerisier En Fleur..
Rose De Mai..
I have always loved flowers in brown paper bags..
so much so..in the 80's I made a ceramic paper bag;)
2 actually..I gave one away..and kept one..and still have it.
It never dawned on me back then..to put a vase..in a bag:)
When this bag arrived to me..as a gift ..
w/ 2 different sides..written on..(oh me and the written word..)
I knew a vase at one point would be settled in..this brown paper bag~
Be still my ♥
You know..the simplest things..bring the most pleasure..
the sight of your husband..a friend..children..grandchildren..nature..the sky..blooms..fresh produce..art..a kind word..an email..a snail mail..a pet.. a song ..a scent..a child.
Pink and white blooming in your town after the coldest winter you remember..
these are the important things..
gardens growing,flowers blooming..
on your own..
or with someone..
cups of tea..cups of coffee..a great cookie..
a piece of cake..
a good movie..
a good show..
a good book..
a fantastic clematis ..a fantastic recipe..
a glass of wine..
I talk way too much in May..
when our world turns into technicolor.
Enfin.. here is a GOOD cookie for you~
Milk And Cookies Bakery..Vanilla Cookies and Variations..
this one is the classic chocolate chunk cookie.
2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt(I omit because I use salted butter)
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp(I use salted)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs room temp.(I used Alain's)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract(I use vanilla bean paste)
2 cups chocolate curls
2 cups chocolate chunks
Pre heat oven to 350F
In a food processor..process the oats until they are finely ground..
Add to the flour and baking powder..soda and salt..
In the bowl of your stand mixer... cream butter ap 3 minutes until light..to soften it perfectly
with the motor running..add the sugars..one at at time until well incorporated..add the eggs one at a time..beating well after each addition..add the vanilla..keep scraping down the bowl w/ a spatula..as you add the ingredients*
Slowly beat in the dry mixture..
While the mixture is still a bit streaky.. scrape the paddle.. add to the mix and knead the dough with lightly floured hands..Do not overwork..just make sure everything is blended..
At this point you can add what you want..I added chocolate chips..milk choc chips the first time..
The author advises for choc chips..2 cups of choc. chips
2 cups chocolate shavings..
I added enough choc chips until they looked exactly like I wanted them to look..
Place on parchment lined cookie sheets in a pre-heated 350 degree oven..scoop w/ a small ice cream scoop..into balls of ap 1 1/2 inch diameter..press to make hockey puck shape:)
Bake for ap 15 minutes..
This book has many cookie recipes..basic doughs..and add-ons..I think this book is really good..so many books go off on tangents..this one sticks to basics and adds~ons:)
PS..This is just me writing about the book..they don't even know I read it..