So much has been going on in the background — where to start!
First, and most importantly, a rejuvenation of all of the pattern lines that I design — all are coming together under the new Impeccable Knits label. The transition will take a few months, but the new website is up www.impeccableknits.ca and in time all of the patterns will be converted to the new look. All patterns will still be available through Ravelry.com through the transition phase but you’ll slowly see more and more of them with the new logo and look. We hope you’ll love it as much as we do!
The new year will see quite a few new patterns out — I have been hard at work!!!! Lots and lots of cables!
Happy Holidays, everyone! And in the spirit I thought I’d share my no-bake chocolate macaroon recipe for a quick last minute cookie idea. Since we have people with food allergies, I have adapted the original recipe to also be gluten and dairy free (see below).
Fiddle-Diddles (family name for chocolate macaroons)
Makes 5 – 6 dozen (depending on size)
Mix and set aside:
3 c oatmeal (quick cooking)
1 c shredded coconut
3 T cocoa
couple of pinches of salt
In a heavy bottom saucepan (to prevent burning) over medium heat:
melt 1/2 c butter
Add to the melted butter:
1/2 c milk
2 c granulated sugar
Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil and boil for 3 minutes.
Take mixture off heat stir in:
1 t vanilla
Stir oatmeal mixture; mix well.
Using a teaspoon, spoon cookie mounds onto wax paper lined cookie sheets (I sometimes just put wax paper on the counter). Allow to cool.
Chocolate Macaroons – Gluten free, dairy free version
Replace the butter with lactose free, gluten free margarine (I use Becel Vegan)
Replace the milk with fruit juice (I’ve tried orange, cranberry, as well as pomegranate – all were delicious!)