Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Adapted from Emily Luchetti’s Fearless Baker, 2011; makes about 30 cookies 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature1 cup brown sugar, packed1/2 cup granulated sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking or steel-cut)1 cup All-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon kosher salt2 tablespoon whole milk1/2 cup dried apricots1/2 cup walnuts Cream … Continue reading Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Fritti di Patate (Italian potato donuts)

These are donuts shaped fritters from Abruzzo, called fritti di patate.  Along with panettone and torrone,  fritti di patate was part of my family holiday tradition. They are also known as Graffe in Napoli and as Ciambelle in other parts of Italy. Having potatoes as part of the dough in this particular family recipe make a lighter and softer pastry. … Continue reading Fritti di Patate (Italian potato donuts)