Pre- COVID-19, when babysitting the neighbors' kids/grandkids, it's @kingarthurflour & BISCOTTI time!
A great way to keep kids occupied when I'm babysitting w/o drama.
They sample the "short cake" I'm slicing & tell me if they want "cake" or bake more for cookies. See Recipe👇
2½ c King Arthur AP unbleached flour*
2 c caster sugar¹
½ c cocoa powder²
5 L or XL eggs
1 t. vanilla bean paste³
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1½ c slivered almonds⁴
* No substitutes!
¹ Finer than granulated
² Unsweet'd Dutch Proces'd
⁴ Omit 4 allergies
♨️Preheat oven, 355º F
▪︎Line 2 rimmed baking trays w/parchment paper 4 baking.
Flour, soda, cocoa & salt. Set aside.
Eggs in a large bowl, add vanilla & sugar.
Dry ingredients in batches 2 egg mixture, stir in nuts.
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"Is HE Worthy?"
Do you feel the world is broken?
Do you feel the shadows deepen?
But do you know that all the dark won't stop the light from getting through?
Do you wish that you could see it all made new?
(We do) #HeHasRisen 🕊❤...1/7
... Is a new creation coming? (It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst?
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?
Is anyone worthy?
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll? #HeIsRisen 🕊❤...2/7
...Is all creation groaning?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave. He's David's root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave. Is HE worthy? Is HE worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is HE worthy of this?
Does the Father truly love us?