1/4 C canola oil
Monday, April 30, 2007
1/4 C canola oil
I've been wanting to make the Chewy chocolate chip cookies from King Arthurs Whole Grain Baking for quite some time, but half not wanting to tempt myself into eating the whole batch and the other half not having soy butter in the fridge had prevented me from making them. None the less, this is an overnight recipe and...yeah...pretty darn delicious! The whole wheat definitely gives them a very peanutty flavor. I think I like this being an overnight recipe since you can just scoop it out whenever you want the next day and bake it. I made some substitutions to make it IBS friendly, in parenthesis.
CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES - King Arthur Whole Grain Baking
3/4 C unsalted butter (I used soy butter)
1 C light brown/dark brown sugar
2 ts vanilla extract
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts baking soda
1/2 ts espresso powder (optional - I omitted this)
1/4 ts baking powder
1/3 C light corn syrup/brown sugar corn syrup
1 tbs cider vinegar
2 large eggs (I substituted this with egg whites)
2 1/4 C whole wheat flour
3 C semisweet/bittersweet chocolate chips
Melt the butter then stir in the sugar. Heat till it begins to bubble and then transfer to bowl to cool till lukewarm.
Sitr in vanilla, salt, bs, espresso powder, bp, corn syrup and vinegar. Add eggs, beating after each addition, followed by flour, stirring to combine and mix in chips. Refrigerate dough, cover overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Lightly grease 2 baking seets.
Drop by tablespoons and bake 12 - 13 minutes, remove and allow to cool on pan.
This makes a good 4 dozen cookies, so there's enough to freeze and save for some other time. What could be better?
Monday, April 16, 2007
The above picture is of the tuna and the one below is the swordfish. I marinaded it in a orange ginger sauce for 3 hours, before grilling it and then sticking it in the oven to finish cooking. I thickened the marinade with cornstarch and served it with a side of roasted asparagus, peppers and onions.
Zoe went to the vet again today and got another parvo shot. We then came home, fed her and took her out for her very first walk! She did great even though she is still getting used to the leash and she prounced around the tennis courts with an empty water bottle that she chased around cause the wind was blowing so hard. She is a cutie. This is her this morning playing with the stuffed cow she stole from me.
Mix soymilk and apple cider vinegar together and set aside.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda together.
Cut butter into the flour mixture with 2 knives. Once mixture is crumbly, add in milk (I had to add an extra 3-4 tbs cause it was too dry) and stir till just combined, then add in Scallions and parmesan cheese.
Drop by tablespoons onto greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
We were talking about Asian food at lunch the other day at work and Korean food came up, so I decided to pick up some bulgolgi marinade and some short cut ribs. Easy as pie, easier may I add. I just marinaded it for 2 hours and then popped it in the broiler, basting and turning every couple of minutes to avoid burning and viola! Brandon said it was good, so this will definitely be a meal for one of those lazy days when you don't want to think at all.
Monday, April 9, 2007
The frosting was amazing. The recipe came from Cupcake Bakeshop. It was an amazing texture. It's a marshmellow frosting. I could almost just eat the frosting itself. :-D I did a few spoonfuls, that's not cheating right? I separated the frosting into three bowls and colored them teal, yellow and pink. Then I dyed some coconut green for the color of grass and lyed some peanut M&M's on top to resemble the good ole easter eggs.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter! We went to early service at 8:30am and it was pretty decently packed for that ealy of a service but it was a good one and the rest of the day I just took it easy while brandon did his thesis. Actually I have started reading Harry Potter, the first book since I absolutely do not like the movies but everyone seems to rave about it, so I decided to give the book a shot. I am actually really enjoying it so far. It is wayyyy different from the movies! Ahh..back to work tomorrow...and so life is back on track again.
I started with a basic shortbread recipe from a website I admire so very much The Joy of Baking. The recipes I've made from there have always turned out so perfectly. And that is no joke.
The topping recipe I got from Robbie's Recipes. Though next time I think I will only use 3 cups coconut and use caramel instead of condensed milk and more chocolate on the topping. All in all, it turned out okay as far as I can tell. I can't eat it but Brandon says they're good.
I made 6 cinnamon sugar bagels for Brandon, an herb and 5 plain bagels.
I was uber excited about the bread bag and twist ties I got from the commissary. Makes them look almost like I could bring those to the Farmers Market! :-D