Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baking sugar cookies

Well, good news. I'll be posting 2 new recipes up this week (probably during the weekend); I was able to make homemade chocolate and now I'm in the process of making homemade sugar cookies.
Warning: Excuse the messy bed-head hair, hehe. :3
Ta-da! A big bowl of cookie dough so far. This is a shit-load of cookie dough, funny story I was reading this recipe and didn't look at how much it yields (don't know what I was thinking). So I'm standing over at the counter (woo it's messy right now, sorry about that. ^_^;;) and I'm reading the recipe and it's asking for large amounts of sugar, butter, flour, etc. so I figured it would be big....I'm used to the normal 25-cookie recipes.
Well it turns out this one's supposed to yield 60 cookies. 60! And don't get me wrong, I love cookies but that is a bit too much for me and my family. Now I'm thinking of seeing if I can mail them to people (friends that live out of state) and give some to neighbors. If the mailing process is successful and they don't spoil maybe I can start up some home-business based on baking cookies and stuff. I think it would be a neat and fun way to make money. We'll see though.
But anyways, I'll let you know how it comes out. I've got this crazy plan to try and make them into shapes of my chibis and decorate them like so with royal icing. x3

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Home-made chocolate, you say?

       Welp, it's 5 am and I should be working on a project for economics and various assignments for other online classes but I'll get to them later. So 2 days ago my neighbor picked us a TON of strawberries, I'm talking two bowls full. I can't figure out what to make with them, I really don't want strawberry shortcake, perhaps I'll make strawberry sorbet. Anyways, I was craving some strawberries and chocolate, but of course, we had no chocolate and I can't drive (nor do I have the money to run to the store and buy chocolate if I could drive) so I was like "Fuck". I remembered we have some cocoa powder though and I figured there's got to be a way to make chocolate or at least a chocolate sauce using that and a few other ingredients. So I googled it and sure enough, there is a way.
     So I make it, ended up using all my cocoa powder, some milk, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Very simple to make and it doesn't taste too bad, I'm assuming at least because my cocoa powder was pretty old but it tasted fine. It's rich and has a fairly nice color and texture to it as long as you sift the sugar before adding it in or it'll clump up. I think the amount of butter was a little high, though. I'll probably make a recipe tomorrow and alter it a bit to my liking and hopefully yours too, who likes buttery chocolate anyways? D:
      I've still got loads of strawberries left:
That's not even all of it. Hopefully I'll figure out what to make with it and freeze the rest for later.

Oh! On a side note, I'm really happy because I saw someone bought 2 shirts of mine on my zazzle, 2! ;////;

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Future Recipe Ideas

I've currently got nothing made (recipe wise) to post but I do want to keep this blog as active as possible. Maybe I'll post pictures of desserts and food in between as inspiration and to keep the blog active.
I've got my cookbook on my lap right now, it's a Southern cookbook that I bought while in New Orleans years back. It's got tons of dessert recipes, most I haven't even tried yet, so that'll be a goal for this year and see how many I can make. Of course, I'll doodle out the recipes and post them. I'm also thinking of doing more than just desserts and sweets though, I'd also want to do recipes for things you'd eat for dinner, etc. the only problem is when I cook I don't use recipes most of the time and I guess instead of measuring. I'm sure I can find a way around that though.

Okay, okay, enough ranting and onto the ideas.
^Puppy Chow
^Burger cupcakes
^Strawberry Sorbet
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^Coffee Popsicles
And I'll probably make another list as I think of more things.
Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments, though; I'm open to new foods and new ideas always. :D

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recipe Success (Tried by a friend of mine)

His take on it:
" using white chocolate flavor pudding because that sounds way better :3"

"should have let it cool more :3

1) taking it out of the pan and
2) putting glaze on

polar bears.

made a pool of glaze on the plate :3"
"this is probably.
the best thing ive ever tasted."

So there you go guys, the recipe works not just for me but for him too (and neighbhors who have tried it in the past). So good luck and happy baking, and if you want a rainbow rum cake like his, go for it!
You can almost hear the colors.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Malibu Rum Cake Recipe

Pro tip:
For the glaze, you can actually add the rum in after boiling everything else for the glaze.

Real picture:

Glaze looks like jizz, haha. Anyways, the glaze will be runnier and thinner than this, I just tried thickening it...didn't like the glaze thick.
My bro's making one later today and he's gonna take pics so I'll upload that here if he lets me.