The Great Raisin Debate
We had a lively interchange this week on the Tuesdays with Dorie website while fussing, cussing and discussing this richer than rich candy cookie.
It was all about raisins. Should they or should they not be added to the recipe as Dorie specified.
I cut and pasted selected parts of the fun. Authors will remain anonymous.
It started out innocently enough.
“I was just about to ask if anyone left out the raisins.”
“I like the raisins in this. They provide a bit of tartness, which contrasts nicely with the sweet filling.”
But trouble began to brew early on.
” I am a little worried about the raisins….”
Then one of my favorite bloggers threw down the gauntlet–with passion.
“One bite and you’ll wish you had left out the raisins!”
Another replied in disgust.
“I never put raisins with chocolate..nasty.”
And yet another detractor came forward.
“I’m not planning to add raisins-I can’t stand ‘em'”
But wait! I hear a shy voice from the back of the room.
” I love raisinettes- won’t it taste kind of like that?”
And finally, somebody who obviously wants nothing more than world peace and harmony.
“By all means put raisins in if you like them. All of us have different tastes!”
Personally, I don’t care about the raisins one way or the other. I had something else on my mind. My husband gave me Photoshop for Christmas and I just figured out how to draw arrows on pictures. Can you tell?
If you want the recipe for these cookies, grab your raisins…or not, and head over to Confectiona’s Realm for the details.