Monthly Archives: September 2012

Snowskin Mooncakes

I much prefer snowskin mooncakes to the traditional ones so I thought I’d give it a go. After looking up recipes on the Internet, I found that it wasn’t all that hard after all. They don’t require a lot of

Snowskin Mooncakes

I much prefer snowskin mooncakes to the traditional ones so I thought I’d give it a go. After looking up recipes on the Internet, I found that it wasn’t all that hard after all. They don’t require a lot of

Making Frosting Work

I have always been reluctant to frost my cakes because I have been making a mess. I find that the buttercream recipes I’ve been using usually results in oily and soft frosting. When I pipe it, the frosting usually melts into a puddle and doesn’t retain its shape. So when I found this cream cheese frosting, it was a dream to pipe.

Making Frosting Work

I have always been reluctant to frost my cakes because I have been making a mess. I find that the buttercream recipes I’ve been using usually results in oily and soft frosting. When I pipe it, the frosting usually melts into a puddle and doesn’t retain its shape. So when I found this cream cheese frosting, it was a dream to pipe.

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I had a major bake-off over the weekend making three rounds of cookies for Teachers’ Day. For the school teachers, I relied on the trusty Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe shared here earlier. Then, the next day, to spice things up a bit, I searched for a recipe had a bit for taste and texture, more 3D perhaps! I stumbled on http://www.marthastewart.com/313968/chocolate-oatmeal-raisin-cookies Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and I must say the photo of the cookies and the very attractive website was what won me over. Plus, I had all the ingredients at hand.

Or so I thought! I didn’t have enough of everything so I decided to halve the recipe. If you notice carefully, the amount of chocolate chips needed is quite a lot: a whole bag of Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips, which will set you back by about $7 already. 

But the payoff is great. The chocolate adds a rich, decadent dimension to the cookies. The oatmeal gives a satisfying kick, while the raisins are, as always, nice and chewy. My daughter say they remind her of Famous Amos, which I think is a great compliment. 

On my second time baking these cookies, I trie dout the full recipe and I more than 1.3kg of cookies! I know, because I was packing them into goodie bags for the teachers and each bag weighed more than 100g. I had a great haul of 13 bags, with six extra cookies for my niece. None left for me, so I can’t say how they taste after 3 days. 

 

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I had a major bake-off over the weekend making three rounds of cookies for Teachers’ Day. For the school teachers, I relied on the trusty Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe shared here earlier. Then, the next day, to spice things up a bit, I searched for a recipe had a bit for taste and texture, more 3D perhaps! I stumbled on http://www.marthastewart.com/313968/chocolate-oatmeal-raisin-cookies Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and I must say the photo of the cookies and the very attractive website was what won me over. Plus, I had all the ingredients at hand.

Or so I thought! I didn’t have enough of everything so I decided to halve the recipe. If you notice carefully, the amount of chocolate chips needed is quite a lot: a whole bag of Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips, which will set you back by about $7 already. 

But the payoff is great. The chocolate adds a rich, decadent dimension to the cookies. The oatmeal gives a satisfying kick, while the raisins are, as always, nice and chewy. My daughter say they remind her of Famous Amos, which I think is a great compliment. 

On my second time baking these cookies, I trie dout the full recipe and I more than 1.3kg of cookies! I know, because I was packing them into goodie bags for the teachers and each bag weighed more than 100g. I had a great haul of 13 bags, with six extra cookies for my niece. None left for me, so I can’t say how they taste after 3 days.