|Puff Pastry White Chocolate Cookies|
Just two ingredients are required to make these cookies, and cookie or cake mix is not one of them. These are incredibly quick and easy to make. Spread the puff pastry with chocolate, roll, cut and bake. That’s pretty much the whole recipe in one sentence.
You will end up with cookies that are buttery and crispy, flavoured with slightly caramelized white chocolate.
The French make something called a palmier. Palmiers are made with puff pastry and sugar, and the cookies are shaped like a palm tree or elephant ear. The recipe is available here.
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Even more good news for cheese lovers, especially Roquefort and other similar cheeses. Roquefort has anti-inflammatory properties which could help guard against cardiovascular disease. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the French enjoy good health despite a diet high in saturated fat.
Researchers found that the properties of the blue cheese worked best in acidic environments, such as the lining of the stomach. The research, titled ‘Could cheese be the missing piece in the French paradox puzzle?’, was led by Dr Ivan Petyaev and Dr Yuriy Bashmakov.
Nutritionist Zoe Harcombe was sceptical about the findings. According to Zoe ‘we should not automatically think of inflammation as a bad thing.’ ‘Inflammation is the sign that the body is healing something (we sprain our ankle, it inflames – that is the body sending fluids, blood and lipoproteins to the area to repair the damage).’
Irrespective of what is really the case, Roquefort is delicious so perhaps we should continue enjoying it while the researchers debate how good it is for us.