My parents' anniversary is coming up in a week. I haven't really decided on a cake. I really want to make something special for them. I have been actually looking at italian cream cake recipes. But I'm open to other suggestions.
Yesterday was a full day of baking, my kind of day. I baked 2 golden loaves of poppy seed challah for my grandma and my uncle and a whole batch of delicious cookies. The cookies were a new twist to your regular chocolate chip cookies.
It all started when my mom asked, "What can I bring?". You see, she usually asks this question when she has a gathering with friends and she wants something baked. More often than not I reply with, "What will I bake?". She suggested cookies. So I went over to my folder of recipes and decided to go with a recipe I haven't tried (which I tend to do a lot). When browsing through my folder, there was a recipe that had the words chewy...molasses...chocolatechip cookies. Sold! This was a recipe to try.
When I made these cookies, I had no idea which ice cream scoop to use. 2-inch scoop? Or the 1.5-inch scoop? So for the first 3 cookies I decided to use the 2-inch scoop. Once it came out of the oven, the size of the cookie was as big as the palm of my hand. That big! If I keep using this scoop I'll only be able to make about 1 1/2 dozens instead of 3. With my experiment coming to a conclusion, obviously I had to use the smaller one.
Time for the taste test! Chewy? Yes, with a little crunch around the edges. Delicious? Yup. This cookie came together with the richness of the molasses, the crunch from the walnuts, the cocoa flavor from the chocolate, the salty crunch from the sprinkling of salt and the chewiness from the chilling time in the refrigerator. They work so well together. I shall give this cookie a two thumbs up!
There are so much banana bread/cake recipes now a days. And I can't decide which one is the best of the best. Any suggestions?
I really want to prepare something special for my family. But no dessert comes to mind. Any ideas?
A few days back, my dad decided to buy me my own domain, which means, instead of wordpress.com it will just be .com. I am so excited to finally have my own website. Thank you! So for the past few days now, I have been searching for themes, getting my website together, making my logo...all with the help of my dad. Just today, I've been working on my logo. As you can see it's finally up. And you can click on it too! Just making a logo...wow! No wonder you pay so much to have your own logo made. I never realized how much work and effort is involved into putting up a single website. My head starts going in a daze when I see how much things have to be done. How do people learn how to do these things? So, web designers and web creators, I have one word "respect". Yup, hats off to you guys.And now, this is my first ever post on my official Amateur Palette website. And with my very first post I give you my first original Amateur Palette recipe. This recipe is a combination of the flavors of the fresh coconut, and the sweet and tangy mango. Both combined to make a refreshing sorbet. It's more of a cross between fruity sorbet and a creamy ice cream. And may I say, "No ice cream machine required". Yes. None required. I don't even own an ice cream maker, so what can I do? Right? I'm sure you know by now that not a lot of us can afford an ice cream maker.So I decided to make my very own recipe with one of my favorite ingredients, coconut. I say, this is a fun and a very easy recipe. The downside? A lot of dishes to need to be cleaned. But well worth it! In a few words, this sorbet was a refreshing delight to my day. I hope you guys will enjoy this recipe as much as I did. First post...done. And now, what to make next?
A few days back, my dad decided to buy me my own domain, which means, instead of wordpress.com it will just be .com. I am so excited to finally have my own website. Thank you! So for the past few...