Fork Spoon Knife is the personal blog of Asha where she chronicles her journeys in food through stories, recipes and photographs. She can also be found doodling and sharing her experiences as below.

 
                        

Something called Summer.....

Beat the Blues cookies and Milk


Summer came and swept me away! Yes, indeed! No, I did not mean to and neither did I think it could happen, but, the warm weather has managed to distract me away from this space for rather very long.

For those who wrote and asked if all is well, and if, perhaps, "super well", thank you! I am indeed very good but just 'myself' for now and for the foreseeable future! LOL

Cookies out of oven


Not being active here is not just about my space. I am sorry I haven't been commenting on your blogs although I have been trying to keep up on the reading somewhat. I hope you have all been having a great Summer in the Northern hemisphere and staying warm and cozy Down South.

In an attempt to make up for my absence, I'll leave you with these delicious Oatmeal and Buckwheat Chocolate cookies. I actually baked them on a rainy day when I was feeling a bit blue but they perked me up almost at the first bite!

Cookie Stack



Oatmeal and Buckwheat Chocolate cookies
(adapted from
Epicurious)

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 T old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces (optional)
saffron salt or sea salt to sprinkle on top

Dunked in milk


Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat the butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Sift together the flours, baking soda and cocoa and gently fold into the butter mixture. Sprinkle the oats over and mix with spatula. Add the broken chocolate and knead to mix in.

Using moistened palms, shape dough into small balls, place on baking sheets and gently flatten the top using the base of the palm. Space them about 2 inches apart.

Bake cookies at 350 F until center is just set and top is cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool on rack for a few minutes. Enjoy warm with a glass of cold milk..

25 comments:

  1. Those cookies are interesting and look extremely delicious! Lovely clicks.

    Summer is made to be enjoyed! ;-P

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. beautiful pictures.have been following ur blog for some time now. nyways, have a happy happening summers asha.

    Shruti
    http://loveetocook.blogspot.com/

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  3. Beautiful cookies and Just love the first click so much :)

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  4. You mean you let life take precedence over this blog? No worries, all is forgiven!

    Your photos are lovely, and, by the way, lavender is blooming again. :)

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  5. Your photographs are not just simply appetizing, but so evocative, it's unbelievable. Hard to focus on the writing when the cookie photos are that good ;)

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  6. Yum cookies! haha! I'm a 'dunker' too!

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  7. Glad you're enjoying summer. I know I'd enjoy these cookies.

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  8. These look DELICIOUS! I had instant food envy as soon as I laid my eyes on these. Off to the kitchen I go to bake up something sweet for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. How incredibly beautiful! Just love your photos.

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  10. Good to hear you are making the most of summer. It has made me a little jealous - but luckily these cookies are perfect during winter here too! Oh how I'd love to feel a warm breeze on my face right now!

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  11. Beautiful. I bet you could even make them with whole wheat flour. They sound delicious. I just read about someone who said their ideas for summer desserts are only two: chocolate and dark chocolate. :) I hope the rest of this summer is also enjoyable!

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  12. These looks so yummy Asha! Glad you've made it healthier using buckwheat and oatmeal :)

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  13. welcome back Asha.. u were missed!!!

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  14. So great to hear from you again. I was concerned that something happened. Glad you're okay and enjoying the warm weather. The cookies look great and the photos, of course, are sensational. Welcome back!

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  15. Hi Asha! Your blog is so full of beautiful things, things that make me very hungry! Gorgeous photography, gorgeous styling.

    I found you a few days ago on twitter, and am very glad I did.

    Pia

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  16. Shame on you for enjoying real life, lol. Just kidding of course, glad to hear everything is okay and you have been enjoying some time off.

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  17. I've yet to cook with buckwheat flour but it looks like it makes some lovely cookies! As always these are some stunning photos!

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  18. So glad to hear you're having a good summer, Asha! It's hard to stay indoors when the weather is so pleasant, I know :) Beautiful and rich cookies - the buckwheat sounds fabulous.

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  19. The cookies look incredibly tasty! Yummy.

    I love chocolate cookies, especially those extremely dark ones!... I've never tried a combination of chocolate and salt but I've heard about it. What is it like?

    I love this recipe. I'll share the link to this post on my blog soon, doesn't it matter?

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  20. I completely understand! I have been in the same mode, mood, zone... I have been taking a break from blogging over the summer, but collecting photos and foods from my Italia while here. I think taking a break from blogging is a good thing, a great thing actually: we get a chance to look at what we are doing and reassess, and then we can back with new, fresh energy! Enjoy!!!

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  21. Glad to hear you have just been enjoying your life! The lure of summer. Love it.

    Delicious little cookies. Wouldn't mind dunking one of those in a cup of tea right now. :)

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  22. What a great cookie. I never thought to use buckwheat flour. Great job.

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