January 12, 2012
January 9, 2012
New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake
1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
*You CAN use just all purpose flour, but I did use cake flour & bread flour.
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 pounds chocolate chips
*I used milk and semi sweet chocolate
Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy – about 5 minutes. Add eggs. Stir in vanilla.
Reduce to low speed and add dry ingredients slowly, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Refrigerate dough for 24-36 hours.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350.
Drop spoonfuls of dough
onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (DON'T over-bake).
I may not be able to do cakes full time right now, but I'm going to start blogging more - hey, I have a great blog site already set up, so why not?
December 15, 2010
November 21, 2010
Last night's cake. I've done this one before, but this time it turned out a lot better! I was very happy with the results - just wish I could've done a better job taking the picture. I need to have a quick background I can use when I finish a cake, I guess. It would also help if my camera wasn't set to "video"! My kids had used it to take a million videos of our new kitten, and I didn't realize it was on that setting till the cake was gone - thankfully, Sarah knew how to save a still from the video!
November 12, 2010
Wow - I'm slow - but here are some fun animal cupcakes I made for my friend's daughter's 7th birthday - They were vanilla cupcakes with "princess (yes, that's what it's called)" flavored buttercream. I made the animals out of gumpaste, which I cut with my fabulous Cricket Cake machine, and then hand-painted with food-coloring. So fun to do!