Chocolate Ganache

14 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate*, broken into pieces 3 T. espresso or strong coffee 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 cup sugar* (confectioner’s, granulated, or light brown) 3/4 cup heavy cream, preferably not ultra-pasteurized* 1 pinch coarse salt or to taste Source: appeared in the Honoluly Star Advertiser, 7/16/14 from the NY Times‘Julia Moskin of […]

Chewy Toffee and Almond Oatmeal Cookies

They are addictive! 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) butter, softened 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup Heath Toffee Bits 1/4 cup sliced almonds […]