Mammouls are wonderfully shaped little stuffed cookies..sometimes w/ a date filling..sometimes with a nut filling..sometimes both..
I had not made any in ages..
I like the little ritual..of forming little balls then making a deep dent and filling..folding the dough over..and pressing into the mold..knocking out the perfectly shaped little filled cookies and baking.
Soo many recipes for mammouls and not all are created equal..in my mind..these are my faves..so far..
Please refer to the recipe here..they are from The Book Of Jewish Cooking by Claudia Roden..
I made the date filling.
But above..my dough was from a different recipe and not nearly as good.It included semolina..I much prefer all flour.
The first time I made these..was over 10 yrs ago I am almost certain.I got my molds at our Lebanese market..Adonis..yrs ago.
I have seen some 9 cavity ones in plastic that look adorable.
The molds are also available on EBAY etc..
Sometimes..I even omit the orange or flower water..and put in almond essence..then they can be filled w/ Nutella.
I am not a purist as you know.Nutella and my Littles..a marriage made in heaven.
I'll be making that cinnamon swirl banana bread this aft..
and I made fantastic muffins but the pics are frightening..all 3 littles gave them a 10..The recipe is here..
The cookies by the way.. end up looking as though you had picked them up in a lovely salon de thé~
I have been writing again..trying different little nibs..
one nib I like and really it's small and a bit of a wallflower looks wise..but does it ever pack a little punch..the Gillott 303..
I got them on Ebay..fast shipper..honest..(I had placed the order twice and he emailed asking if I had meant to do that..kudos.)
I'll add the link if anyone is interested..
..speaking of the name Gillott..it struck my fancy as it is Carol's last name from Paris Breakfasts and her wonderful Salons des Thés arrived..you can subscribe to the Paris maps by clicking on the link to the right..on my sidebar..the maps come w/ so many cute things..
brochures..business cards..my art room looks like a shrine to Carol;)
Carol just celebrated her 10th anniversary of over 2250 posts over at Paris Breakfasts..
P.S.. Garden Lore..
Its pouring and grey..Wuthering Heights-like today..weekend should be better.
I planted peas and beets..and nasturtiums the past few days..hope they all take..I want to split open the peas and admire..then eat..same with the beets...admire first..then eat.
The garlic is up and the local one is 100 times more robust than grocery one..it was a test..
I'll never have enough garlic..I need a field..
so if any of you planted some last fall..it should be up;)