For this month’s Random Recipe challenge Dom of Belleau Kitchen has asked us to select a recipe from our newest book – maybe one we got for Christmas. Now I ‘m not trying to be difficult but it’s a few years since I bought a genuinely new cookery book and I don’t really do the Christmas present thing. So I’ve interpreted this challenge a little freely. The book that’s newest to me is one I bought from a charity bookstall – Sophie Grigson’s “Sophie’s Table” published back in 1990.
Opening the book at random I was faced with a recipe (originally an American recipe, in fact) for Pecan Puffs, which bizarrely enough I saw Ms Grigson cook on a TV show just a few weeks ago. So that means that she’s been making these same biscuits for more than 20 years and you can’t get a better recommendation than that. She describes them as “devastatingly good” and, having tried them I absolutely agree.
You can find the recipe here.
You can replace the pecans with almonds, toasted hazelnuts or walnuts, although personally I love the pecan taste. I got around 45 small biscuits and they would have lasted about 45 minutes but I threatened myself with violence if I didn’t stop eating them.