BakingCalGal -- Thursday, July 04, 2002 -- 07:35:57 PM
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The Pear got a cookbook called 101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies for his birthday. The plan was to work through them all in order, but recipe #3 was so good that he's made it four times in a row instead of going on to #4. I should post it...it's just so perfect--crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and ideal dough flavor.
Thanks, dohdee! I'm going to need to come up with an occasion to bake a ton of cookies for, since I want to try your recipe as well as my tweaked one. I'm interested to see the effect of using shortening instead of butter.
I need to do baking for the funeral of a close family member (cousin).
Any suggestions? I'm a cake person. My cookies extend to once a year Christmas baking, chocolate jumbles and chocolate chip cookies. Not exactly funeral fare.
Are you looking for a big, feed-40-guests kind of cake? Or something more delicate?
Nigella Lawson has a section on cooking for funerals in her latest book, Feast. There's a large fruit cake and a lovely rosemary (for rememberance) cake. I can post recipes if that's what you're looking for.
Sorry to hear about your cousin -- my condolences.
I'm going to try Anzac biscuits this arvo and have two recipes - kalika's and one in a book. Kalika's uses plain flour which I'm nearly out of and the book one uses self raising flour which I do have but castor sugar which I can't find. Does it matter if I use sr flour in k's recipe or sugar instead of castor sugar for the other? I'm not exprienced enough at baking to know what things I can easily substitute.
I know this belongs in the cooknig thread, but it's anzac biscuits after all.
Thanks Marya and Patience.
There will be savoury things, and dinner. I'm just responsible for bringing some of the sweet things. My mother wants cookies and squares so that they don't have deal with hauling out more plates and forks after dinner.
Scarface Claw, I just googled Anzac biscuits (interesting), and I think you are fine using regular sugar instead of castor sugar. If Kalika's recipe puts in baking soda I'd take it out because self rising flour already includes it. Otherwise you should be fine . . .
You know there's a whole cookie recipe thread, right, Kaye? It's called Only Cookie Recipes, I think. There are some more cookie recipes in the regular recipe thread, too.
It's not really my thing, either; I wish I had more useful information. Maybe Brigit would have good ideas? I would make a highlight, too.
Kaye, I would think chocolate chip cookies would be a just-right comfort thing to have around after a funeral. I don't make any bar cookies, but I have my mom's recipe for these ultra-rich butterscotch bars that she usually makes at Christmas if tomorrow's soon enough for you.
I'd forgotten about the cookie thread! That's a good idea. My mom also thought that chocolate jumbles would be fine. Crispy Girl, thanks but I'd like to get as much done tonight as I can so that I can run around tomorrow etc.
If there's anyone who'll be really broken up by the funeral, maybe go for something good but not anyone's favorite. You don't want to end up with "I loved chocolate chip oatmeal bars forever, but can't eat them since I had them at my ----'s funeral."