Last Christmas I started a Nutcracker collection. I was reading The Nutcracker, and in my blog I wrote about my wish to have one or more of these charming erect uniformed men. The blog world is amazing, and a few weeks after I wrote my blog, three Nutcracker had found their way to my House in the Woods.
Together with this collection I have another very special nutcracker though, a bird (is it a swan?), made by my father in law some years ago. Quite a charmeur this swan, isn't he:-).
Well, Christmas is over, but there were still nuts left. I usually bring all the leftovers out to the bird feeder where the squirrels will find them. But before doing so this year I decided to make a Foccacia Dolce using a recipe I've found in Ilva's food blog. I had never tasted a foccacia dolce before, but was eager to try. And believe me. This one was really worth "going nuts" for.
You'll find the recipe for Foccacia Dolce con Mandorle over in Ilva's beautiful food blog.
Blogging here at the new blogger/blogspot is still quite new to me, and it behave different from typepad. One of the things I've discovered is that I usually don't get your e-mail addresses when I get your comment in my mailbox. At Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods I try to respond to most of the comments I get, by writing an e-mail back, but this is almost impossible here. What I will do instead is to come back to the special "comment box" here from time to time to give responses.
A couple of you have asked about the recipe for yesterday's ice-cake. I don't have it at hand right now, but will see if I can come back to it later.
Happy cooking and eating.