Turkish Coffee Persian Style
|This is Rock Sugar from Teavana|
Persian Butter Cookies
I found this recipe on Food.com.
1 cup butter
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 lemon, rind of, grated
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Make sure you use a rubber spatula to push down the accumulation on the sides.
Stir in grated lemon rind. I didn't have a cheese grater so I used a peeler to peel off the rind. Then I used a chopper to chop the rind really fine. The rind is what gives the cookies their color and intense lemon flavor.
Add lemon juice and vanilla
Form into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten into rounds.
Bake at 300°F for 20 minutes or until done.
Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/persian-butter-cookies-149689?oc=linkback
Chosen Book Club Chapter 5-15
1. Watch your language! Try to avoid words like "awful" or "idiotic"—even "like" and "dislike." They don't help move discussions forward and can put others on the defensive. Instead, talk about your experience—how you felt as you read the book.
We'll conduct this discussion in a similar fashion as the bible study. I will post a series of questions. You can use them as a jumping off point for the discussion. Answer any you like, or none at all and come up with your own comments or questions.
Is there anything that is confusing you about the book?
At the end of chapter 5 Esther writes in her diary,
But I knew now that it was time to leave them and become one with another. I leaned out my window and whispered to them among the stars, “Good night, Mother. Good night, Father. I know it is time to let you go and embrace my new love. I will look for you again on the shores of heaven. Watch over me as I make my way to my destiny
What are some of the monsters and boiling waters that Esther might be talking about? Have you had times when you felt the same way?