Wednesday, February 3, 2010

c is for cadeaux {valentine s'mores}

you might think i speak french
but i don't
although i do subscribe to some frenchy magazines
like marie claire idees
because they are so clever
and appeal to my desire
to surround myself with perfection
until i realize 
that perfection is a moving target
that i am too lazy to get up and chase
the real reason i know what cadeaux means
is because i went to school with a guy whose surname is cadeaux
and he told me that it meant gift
and it wasn't even a pick up line
but it would have been a good one
that i might have fallen for
better than
i have a tape in my car...wanna go listen to it?

and here we are
it is officially february
which means
 valentine's day is around the corner

and i have been a busy little cupid
working on my valentines
 instead of penning heartfelt poems
and loving prose
 giving gifts
petits cadeaux, if you will
of sweets
graham cracker and gooey marshmallow treats
graham cracker and gooey marshmallow treats swathed in chocolate
but valentine themed smores
with pink marshmallow
they will be individually wrapped 
and sent on their way
to be enjoyed
while holding the hand of a loved one
or a stranger
if that's your thing
Graham Cracker Cookies
from Carol Walter's great cookies
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon*

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly firm
1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed**
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine flours, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl and whisk well. Use electric mixer on medium-low speed to beat butter until softened. Mix in the sugars. Add honey, egg and vanilla extract, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture in three parts, mixing only enough to blend ingredients after each part. Remove dough from bowl and divide dough in two. Flatten each half into a rough rectangle, wrap with plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours.
* i think the recipe could do with less cinnamon
**i used dark brown sugar to good result
Roll and cut into desired shape.  Put on lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 until starting to brown around the edges, about 12-14 minutes
let cool

tempered chocolate
you can use dark or milk chocolate. i happen to be partial to dark
dip or "frost" the cookies before making the marshmallows
allow to fully harden before adding marshmallow filling

i want to tell you
these are really good 
if you stop here
and fill with a bit of raspberry jam
peanut butter

but if you want to make them into smores
you need  marshmallow

I used my tried and true recipe that I made far too many times this past christmas...
i make other things
i promise


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