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The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] "Stop making cookies." I'm sorry, what was that dear? "I said, stop making cookies." That's odd, I thought to myself. Then, as I glanced around the apartment, wiping chocolate-specked hands against my apron, running a finger across the countertop and tracing a line into the dusting of white powder that coated every surface in the kitchen, eyeing the dozens of bags of failed experimental cookies that blocked the television, opening the refrigerator door to discover that more than half of its contents were batches of uncooked cookie dough in various stages of rest, I thought, maybe she does have a point. For the past few months, I've had chocolate chip cookies on the brain. I'm talking chocolate cookies that are barely crisp around the edges with a buttery, toffee-like crunch You see, I've never been able to get a chocolate chip cookie exactly the way I like. Some have come close, but none have quite hit the mark. How Cookies Crumble The dough spreads:. Butter Related:  food :)More Miscpastry ideas

The Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake Recipe Enlarge Credit: Andr¿ Baranowski SERVES 8 – 10 1 tbsp. butter, plus 8 tbsp. melted2 tbsp. fine dry bread crumbs1/2 cup whole blanched almonds1 1/2 cups flour1 tsp. baking powder3/4 tsp. fine salt1 1/3 cups plus 2 tbsp. sugar2 eggs1/2 cup milk, at room temperature2 tbsp. lemon extractZest and juice of 2 Meyer lemons 1. 2. 3. Kulinarična Slovenija - Speculaas piškoti Lep pozdrav vsem iz Amsterdama! Obljuba dela dolg, pošiljam vam nekaj receptov za speculaase, sem se danes potrudila in jih za vas prevedla !Prav tako imate spodaj napisanih nekaj različnih mešanic začimb za speculaase. Najprej pa malo zanimivosti: Ime speculaas prihaja iz latinske besede speculum (ogledalo) zato ker se piškoti oblikujejo v modelčih v zrcalni sliki. Večina vas ne bo imela modelčkov za speculaase. Lahko pa testo razvaljate, izrežete figurice z modečki za piškote, okrasite z olupljenim mandeljnom in spečete po spodaj opisanih postopkih. Tako, pa pričnimo: Recept št. 1 za speculaas piškote: Sestavine: 200 gr moke 150 gr surovega masla 100 gr rjavega sladkorja 15 gr speculaas dišav 100 gr mletih mandeljev 1 do 2 žlici vode krompirjeva moka (za posipanje modelčkov) Postopek: Segrejte pečico na 180 stopinj C Zamesite vse sestavine (brez krompirjeve moke!) Potresite modelčke s krompirjevo moko, napolnite s testom, ravno odrežite z ostrim nožem višek testa. Recept št. 1 za speculaas začimbe sol

9 Trademarked Colors A vacation is supposed to be a getaway, but getting out of your comfort zone can be stressful, too. Missed flights, lost luggage, busted budgets—there’s a lot that can go wrong when you travel. In fact, it’s more or less inevitable, says Lee Huffman, a travel blogger at “You're not alone. There are, however, a few ways to hedge against Murphy’s Law and minimize the stress of preparing for a big trip. When it comes to safeguarding against setbacks, research is everything. - If you plan on using the car rental insurance that comes with your credit card, research what’s actually covered. - Don’t assume English is spoken everywhere you go. - Make sure you know your airline’s rules for traveling with children or pets. Of course, no matter how much you prepare in advance, something can still go awry. If nothing else, you’ll have a story to tell when you get back from your trip. There’s often stress over whether you can (or should) afford the vacation in the first place.

gift baskets | corporate gifts | gourmet cookies - fruute silky smooth pumpkin pie Is pumpkin pie as we know it broken? This is what I was asking myself at 10 p.m. last night as I had words I will only express in asterisks going through my head as I was in my twentieth minute of trying to push a pumpkin pie filling through a very fine mesh strainer. The source of the recipe, as some of you may have guessed by now, was the November 2008 issue of Cook’s Illustrated, wherein seeking to make a more complex and less grainy pie, those clever people up in Vermont came to a few conclusions. Which pretty much brings us up to 10 p.m. But when I tried the pie today, all of my frustration and asterisked words dissipated. I rest my case. One year ago: Black Bean Pumpkin SoupTwo years ago: Chocolate Stout Cake Silky Smooth Pumpkin Pie Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, November & December 2008 A half-recipe of your favorite pie crust, chilled (Updated: My choice these days is my All-Butter, Really Flaky Pie Dough) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove pan from heat.

Swedish Rice Pudding Recipe Enlarge Credit: Todd Coleman SERVES 10–12 1½ cups fruit preserves, preferably cloudberry or raspberry 2 oranges, peeled and cut into segments 1 cup basmati rice 1 tsp. kosher salt 4 cups heavy cream 2 sticks cinnamon 1 cup confectioners' sugar ½ cup vanilla sugar 1. Put preserves into a 1-qt. saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook until slightly reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes. Roughly chop orange segments and stir into preserves. Remove pan from heat; set aside. 2.

Recept: Cheesecake v kozarcu (brez peke) - Hitro in preprosto! - Aktualno - Cosmopolitan Slovenija Ta preprost recept za Cheesecake v kozarcu smo našli v najnovejši kuharski knjigi Polona ga žge. Takole pravi Polona: "Cheesecake ali po domače čizkejk je klasična sladica, presna ali pečena, navadno v obliki torte. Najbolj znan je sicer tisti iz New Yorka, sama pa rada pripravim poenostavljeno verzijo, pri kateri pečice ni potrebno niti vklopiti. Priporočljivo je, da kozarčki s sladico nekaj ur počivajo v hladilniku, vendar če – tako kot jaz – niste ravno blagoslovljeni s potrpežljivostjo, zadostuje že, da postavite kozarce za pol ure v zamrzovalnik." Za 4 osebe potrebuješ: - 140 g zdrobljenih polnozrnatih piškotov (lahko jih potolčeš kar s kladivom za meso ali pa tolčeš s krpo, v kateri imaš zavite piškote, po pultu ali mizi) - 100 g stopljenega masla - 1 žlica rjavega sladkorja - 1dl polnomastne smetane - 25 g sladkorja v prahu - 200 g kremnega sirčka - 100 g stopljene dobre temne čokolade (najmanj 64 % kakava) - 200 g svežih malin - 40 g bele čokolade, nalupljene na rezalnik, za dekoracijo

Warlock of Chiloé - Wikipedia Modern day folklore throughout the archipelago of Chiloé says that there are Machis from who cure diseases which many doctors have considered untreatable, along with incurable misfortune from certain curses inflicted by "Warlock of Chiloé" of some black sect on persons who were defenseless from such spells.[citation needed] In the folklore of chiloé, also says that the evil "Warlock of Chiloé" sail in "the Caleuche" (a mythical and scary ghost ship). References[edit] See also[edit]

SweetAmbs Cookie DecoratingSweetAmbs Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread w/Lemon Glaze My garden is in full bloom and I’m trying to keep up with all the yummy fresh vegetables. This year I downsized to one zucchini plant. Zucchinis grow like weeds for me. My first garden had six zucchini plants. Ingredients 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk Juice of 1 lemon or 2 tbsp lemon juice Zest of 1 lemon 1 cup grated zucchini 1/2 to 1 cup of blueberriesLEMON GLAZE 1 cup powdered sugar Juice of 1 lemon or 2 tbsp lemon juiceDirections Preheat oven to 35o ⁰F.

Pecan Cream Cake Enlarge Credit: Landon Nordeman SERVES 8–10 FOR THE CAKE: 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pans 2 cups flour, plus more for pans 1 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. kosher salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp. vanilla extract ½ cup vegetable shortening 2 cups sugar 5 eggs, separated 1¼ cups shredded unsweetened coconut 1 cup finely chopped pecans FOR THE FROSTING: 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened 3½ cups confectioners' sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ cup roughly chopped pecans, toasted 1. 2. 3.

Side Dish Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Side Dish Recipe: Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Creamed Corn is a great, popular accompaniment to any barbecue! This side dish pairs very well with any barbecue sauce or dish, and we wanted to make something that was not only delicious, but incredibly easy. If you're hosting a cook-out, this is one great fix-and-forget dish to quickly make before rushing off for the rest of the set up. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn (makes 6 servings) Ingredients 1/2 large onion, finely chopped3 15oz cans whole kernel corn, drained1 cup milk1 tablespoon sugar1/4 teaspoon pepper1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon nutmeg8oz cream cheese, cubed1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into thin slices Directions In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter on medium heat. Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious

White Cop Who 'Defensively' Shot Daughter's Unarmed Black Boyfriend When He 'Reached Out to Shake His Hand' Has Third Mistrial | National News | BET On Friday, a deadlocked jury resulted in the third mistrial in the murder case of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's Black boyfriend. Judge Sharon Holmes declared the mistrial in the case of former Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, who was charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake in August 2014. Just weeks before the shooting, Lake started dating Kepler's then-18-year-old daughter, Lisa. Tulsa County Dist. "I've never encountered a dynamic like this in 25 years of practice," Kunzweiler told reporters after the declaration. Holmes had instructed jurors that they could convict Kepler of first-degree murder or the lesser charge of manslaughter. Kepler was a 24-year-police veteran who retired after he was charged with murder. During her testimony, Lisa Kepler told jurors her parents dropped her off at the shelter because she was sneaking out at night. "But I'm not giving up hope," she told the LA Times.