January 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
Last weekend marked one of the year’s best holidays rivaled in my mind only by Halloween and, possibly, the summer solstice. This year one friend brought a delicious treat to the Secret Moses table: An adaptation of Mark Bittman’s “One Dough, Endless Cookies” pecan bar.
Despite using one of Instagram’s aesthetic lenses this photograph in no way reflects the majesty of such a cookie. Its buttery shortbread base, caramel innards, chocolate coat and pecan toppings came together as something much greater than the sum of four already delicious parts, manifesting themselves as possibly one of the most addictive sweets of 2011.
Shawn’s love of dark chocolate brought out the sweetness in the caramel while the pecan’s crunch proved the perfect foil for such soft, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread. These were devoured by the 15 of us in attendance, beating the pies and toffee bars by a landslide. Happy Secret Moses and congratulations, Shawn!