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1  COOKING / Dessert / Mint chocolate chip cookies for the in-laws. {With tutorial!} on: March 24, 2008 07:21:06 PM
Ok, so after about five months of dating, you have to meet the in-laws right?
Oh yes, and I was also meeting his whole family at a barbeque.
So being the wonderful girlfriend and person that I am, I phoned in advance to ask if I should bring anything. I was told that something for the dessert table would be good, but as they already had cake and ice-cream, something different please.

So that would be cookies then?



I apologise for the terrible phone picture.
They turned out beautifully, and tasted great.
It's a Nigella Lawson recipe, but I'll type it up  Smiley

Tutorial

1 cup soft butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups dark chocolate chips

For the glaze

3/4 cups icing sugar
1x15ml tablespoon cocoa, sieved
2x15ml tablespoons boiling water
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (I used 3 crushed menthol tic-tacs, I'm nothing if not thrifty -nod-)

1//Preheat oven to 180 C
2// Cream butter and sugar, then beat in the vanilla extract and egg
3//Mix flour, cocoa and baking powder and gradually beat into mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
4//Scoop out scoops of cookie dough and place on a lined baking sheet, leaving a little space in between.
5//Bake in oven for 12 minutes. Then leave to cool on top of kitchen roll (to catch any escaping glaze later).
6//Put the glaze ingredients into a saucepan and heat until combined.
7//Using a teaspoon, zig-zag the glaze over each cooling cookie.

Enjoy!
2  COOKING / Dessert / Venting my frustration/ Birthday cake! on: March 16, 2008 04:17:07 PM
Ok.
This cake has a bit of a backstory. Ready for some reading? Woo!

So for Lent, I usually give something up, but this year, either out of whimsy or sheer insanity, I decided to give up: Chocolate, sweets, puddings, sugar in my tea and coffee and bread (including pizza sadly).
This means that up until Easter I am living mainly off a diet of pasta, chinese food, salad and cereal. Not incredibly varied.

But lately, to counter the cravings, I have been obsessed with making and decorating cakes, biscuits, anything. I'm not even bothered about the taste, just making them and how they turn out.

Now, I am not talented in the bakery area, I'm not artsy, I can't even draw. I have never made a cake that didn't come out of a packet and I have never in my life decorated a cake by myself.

So, like a stark raving lunatic, I threw myself in at the deep end by deciding to not only make the cake myself, but also to use fondant icing (from scratch).

So here is the outcome, a slightly dented, messy and lurid spongecake for my little brother's birthday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v144/Black_griffon_tears/DSC00024.jpg

It's a mess, but I thought it was quite cute altogether.

I also made brownies, but luckily my stepbrother took them away and ate them all with his boyfriend so I was not tempted.  Undecided

P.S Fondant icing? Is the devil's icing. It was probably me and my unskilled hands, but it tore and stretched all over the place and wouldn't come out evenly no matter how hard I tried. It also stuck to EVERYTHING. Any tips?
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