This past fall I had the good fortune to go
to Germany. I went to Cologne for the first
time and it was love at first sight. The
cathedral - Koelner dom - was more than I even imagined it
could be. I had no idea
at the time but the remains of the magi
are at the Cologne cathedral.
Check out the website. They've got
a webcam so you can gaze at it any time you like.
You can also listen to the bells. They all have
their own names and you can pick which one
to listen to. The cathedral was bombed extensively
during WWII. It wasn't destroyed because the
towers were good visual guides for the allied pilots.
But how beautiful it is now!!!
In the gift shop they sold cookie cutters in the shape of
I had to translate the recipe from german
so here goes:
30 g rice flour
160g cold butter cut into pieces
5 tablespoons parmesan
2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg with milk to glaze the biscuits
Sift the flours together. Take the rest of the
ingredients and mix in starting with an electric mixer.
Then knead by had for a bit. Chill for
an hour or so. Roll thin and cut out.
Paint with milk and egg mixture.
Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. (you'll have
to judge about the baking time. The recipe
said to bake for a lot longer but they got too dark).
Enjoy with koelsch beer!!! More about the beer later.