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Have to have COOKIES

In Cookies on April 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I needed to get all my baking energy out before going back to college for the week. My mom requested oatmeal raisin cookies, so…I use the recipe i always use: the one from the Quaker oatmeal can.

Oatmeal raisin cookies= chewy goodness

Oatmeal raisin cookies= chewy goodness

I also made a small batch of match shortbread. matcha’s like the next big thing in cooking it’s freaken everywhere. it totally fits as the green movement for better enviornment YEA GO MATCHA! I used the recipe from loveschool

Matcha Shortbread

Matcha Shortbread

peace out

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2009 at 9:46 pm

so, i’ve been interested in kougelhopf for a long time. i’ve made pannetone before, but not this thingy…and they look the same to me. i found a recipe on a Chinese recipe site. I made the dough entirely in a food processor (because i don’t have a kitchen aid, and it was way too liquidy for me to handle by hand)

Kougelhopf...my version

Kougelhopf...my version

Kugelhopf

260 grams flour

4 grams yeast

4 grams salt

25 grams sugar (i used double…and you should too)

85 grams milk

2 eggs

75 grams butter, softened

1/2 cup raisins, soaked in whatever you want (i used rum)

zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange

1. Mix everything but the butter in a bread machine (or food processor). Add butter, and knead until smooth. It wasn’t really smooth for me, but you’ll get there if you have a bread machine. mix in raisins

2. Let rise until double. Punch down, and place into a well greased pan (use a kougelhopf pan if you’re fancy smancy for put it in a bundt pan or any ‘ol pan) let rise until doubled

3. Bake at 375 F for 40 minutes for one big loaf, or 20 minutes for 2 small loaves.

I like bRoWnies

In Bars, Cookies on April 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm
bitten brownie

bitten brownie

I’ve always brownies from the box. *stares at ingredients* omg there’s more sugar then flour…

yea, well, i finally made my own! -Using the King Arthur Flour recipe. I’ve heard alot of good reviews from various other food fanatics, and it doesn’t require chocolate (only cocao powder) it’s fudgy and chewy and delicious and good and chocolaty/cocaoy yumminess with cream cheese on top. There you go, go make it and eat it all

swirls of magic

swirls of magic

See, the key if you actually want to see your swirls is to go easy on the topping! I finally learned that after…many tries. i used to just lay it on and get this massive layer of cheesiness (good, but massive)