Espresso and Walnut Cookies from How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson

So yesterday I wanted to bake something but I didn’t want to go to the supermarket to buy ingredients.  Looking through the kitchen cabinets and my newest cookbook, Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a Domestic Goddess, I found that I had just the right things for a batch of espresso and walnut cookies.

The of espresso powder and the half bag of walnuts were left over from my attempt at a much more complicated cake that I’ll try to make again later this week. If it works this time, I’ll post a photo.

The rest of the ingredients are just the usual cookie fodder: flour, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and butter.  I was one-quarter of a cup shy the butter needed but thought I’d go for it.

The results were good.  C.J. said they were delicious. I thought they were okay  but not a recipe I’ll repeat if it requires a trip to the market to buy espresso powder.

It could be the recipe, it could be me or it could be the missing quarter cup of butter, but I found espresso and walnut cookies to be just a three out of five star cookie.

In other words, fine for dunking.

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2 thoughts on “Espresso and Walnut Cookies from How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson

  1. That’s a great post. good to know when a recipe is ‘just ok’. Sometimes it is the recipe, sometimes it is just ‘we’re not feeling this one!’

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    On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 8:43 AM, James Reads Books wrote:

    > james b chester posted: “So yesterday I wanted to bake something but I > didn’t want to go to the supermarket to buy ingredients. Looking through > the kitchen cabinets and my newest cookbook, Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a > Domestic Goddess, I found that I had just the right things fo” >

  2. Well, they certainly look good. I just bought the ingredients for a cauliflower soup someone gave me. One head of cauliflower, 125 grams of blue cheese and one litre of stock. Sounds weird but supposed to be very good especially if you like blue cheese. If I make it in the next week I’ll have to post a star rating on my Weekend Wander post. Happy dunking.

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