Posts Tagged ‘baking’

Soft chewy raisin cookies

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 | No Comments »
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I’m actually not a big fan of cookies, mostly because aside from The Cookie Corner cookies, I find most store-bought cookies horribly boring, not chewy enough, too sweet, or too chocolatey.  Chocolate chip cookies are so very ubiquitous and I am not a fan of chocolate.  So when my nephew said that he wanted to bake cookies one Sunday afternoon, I wasn’t exactly thrilled.

Easy way out: Pillsbury Doughboy cookies.  But those never turn out the way I want them to.  Too brittle and dry and tastes exactly like what there are: something you bought at the store.   So I ventured out into the internet, and found this recipe  for soft-batch choco chip cookies at allrecipes.com.

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Baking as a coping mechanism?

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
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Made from a soft-batch recipe from allrecipes.com. Perfect.

Made from a soft-batch recipe from allrecipes.com. Perfect.

Lately I’ve been having a pretty hard and stressful time, for a variety of reasons not appropriate for public consumption.  I’ve noticed that on the days when things really seem crappy, all I want to do is stay home and bake.  Obviously, because I have a job, I can’t just stay home and bake.  So I get up extra early or stay up extra late instead.

I’m a food enthusiast, but for a long time what really got my enthusiasm going was the eating of the food.  Because food = yum.   Over the past month or so, though, I’ve come to realize why there are so many people who buy cookbooks and trade recipes. (more…)

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