For someone who isn’t terribly fancy, I’ve had a lot of ten course meals. Growing up, my family was pretty involved in a Hakka cultural association- in particular, one with a lot of Hakka Chinese people who had come from Jamaica. It was really nice to know so many people with a similar cultural background, though confusing-
Sometimes you just want something super indulgent and easy to make. That’s where carmelitas come in. They’re the bar cookies I didn’t know I was missing until I had them, and they’re the perfect thing to have while sipping a coffee. Carmelitas are what you might get if you crossed a Twix bar with a buttery oatmeal cookie, and they don’t require a mixer to make.