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My DL picture is horrid. They use this new facial recognition software, that apparently doesn't work unless everything is just perfect. I had to pull my hair all the way back, no smiling and had to hold my head at this really awkward position. It is so different from the way I look I'm surprised I haven't been accused of using someone else's.
I made these today because I haven't seen them since I moved away from NYC and was craving them:

"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

I'm so sorry for the ginormous picture! Photobucket won't let me edit it from my iPad.
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

^Did you see my pics from last year? I made them for the holidays. Love them. Apricot or raspberry jam?
Nallia, I don't know what it is but I'll take two, please.




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Nallia, I don't know what it is but I'll take two, please.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Thanks, Springy! I'll bring the coffee!
^Did you see my pics from last year? I made them for the holidays. Love them. Apricot or raspberry jam?
Originally Posted by Saria
Apricot. I was planning on freezing them and overnighting some to my mother and sister, but I don't know if they'll last until Monday without being eaten. Even with the 18 x 13 sheet I made! I bought enough almond paste for another batch and I think I'm going to try raspberry for that one.

I also made baklava this morning. . I've decided to skip the cheesecakes this year and make cookies instead.
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

They keep extremely well and actually improve with age, so they're great for shipping.
Yay! That's good news. I can't have them all in my house or I WILL eat them. ALL. lol
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

Found a pic of my rainbow cookies from last year:


Yeah, don't have to freeze them or anything, especially if the chocolate is tempered!
Beautiful! I was sure I wasn't using enough food coloring, but I was afraid they would get that food coloring taste I hate. It was the first I ever made them and I made a bit of a mess of the green layer when trying to invert it, so the jam soaked through that layer a lot. They're still yummy!
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

Are those officially called "rainbow cookies"? Because I want some!

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I've heard them called Rainbow cookies, Venetian cookies, Seven layer cookies, or Neapolitans. I"ve only ever seen them in the northeast, usually at Italian pastry shops. Some Jewish bakeries make them as well.
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden


Last edited by Nallia; 12-03-2011 at 11:03 PM.
Rainbow cookies or seven layer cookies is how I know them. They're very much a NY thing and a thing of the past since most bakeries that sell them get them shipped from a factory somewhere.
They're basically almond cake layers sandwiching either apricot or raspberry jam.

Nallia, I use gel food coloring, so it only takes about a tiny drop or two.
Saria, I usually make cocoa brownies, but feel like trying some with chocolate instead. Do you have a recipe?
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

I googled it! Apparently, the tricolor is meant to represent the Italian flag. Interesting. I lived in Napoli, once upon a time.

Never had these cookies though, but looks like something I could eat a whole sheet pan of.

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Rainbow cookies or seven layer cookies is how I know them. They're very much a NY thing and a thing of the past since most bakeries that sell them get them shipped from a factory somewhere.
They're basically almond cake layers sandwiching either apricot or raspberry jam.

Nallia, I use gel food coloring, so it only takes about a tiny drop or two.
Originally Posted by Saria
The gel food coloring readily available here isn't that strong. I used gel. I'm going to have to find some better ones.

Is a shame they've gotten so hard to find. And when you do they just don't taste right anymore. It was worth the work to have rainbow cookies that taste right.
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

Nallia, I like these:
http://m.saveur.com/article/Recipes/...tural-Brownies

And these, which are made by whipping the eggs to ribbon stage:
http://slowlikehoney.net/2009/02/11/love/
(these may actually be my favorite brownies; they are moist, chewy, and intensely chocolatey)

These are great, too:
http://thebrownieproject.wordpress.c...ssic-brownies/

Haven't tried these, but Melissa Clark is pretty great:
http://www.melissaclark.net/blog/201...m-up-eggs.html

I usually cut the sugar in most brownies by at least two ounces since I like them less sweet. And I love the Medrich ones with cacao nibs.
Thank you! More baking for me tomorrow!
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

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