But come on, everyone’s been there (and who wouldn’t want to be?) . Don’t worry, everyone you talk to is notstaring at you thinking “Man, you look pretty stupid with chocolate cookie crumbs stuck to your teeth”, nah.
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I wanted to keep this idea to myself at first. However after eating every last grain of cinnamon sugar off my hands once I had eaten a donut (or two), I was feeling more generous, so decided to share it on here.
If you have a donut pan (lucky face), then I don’t know why you’re not making donuts right now! But seriously, then you can then skip the pan making part, and get right to the recipe. If not, read on!
DIY Donut Pans
(this looks long but takes only 15 minutes to do)
You will need:
Paper towels / tissues / paper
First, we’re going to make a donut shape to form the mold around:
Voila, your finished foil donut!
Now for the actual molds:
Cut a large sheet of foil out and fold in half.
Center one of these pieces on top of the foil donut you just made and carefully push it into the middle of the donut, making sure you don’t tear the foil sheet. Then tightly form the foil around the edges of the donut.
Remove the foil donut from the foil around it.
Repeat until you have enough donut molds ( I made 6 because I got bored, but this recipe needs about 12)
It seems I have too much of an addiction to eating cookie dough lately, whenever I’m planning to make something, somehow, cookie dough becomes involved. Don’s even ask me how, but it seems to be crucial to everything now. Take wednesday for example, I was planning my practical for my food technology lesson. I knew I wanted to make macarons and was thinking of the possible flavor combinations I could use. It didn’t take long for the cookie dough filling idea to come up. I had a moment of realisation where I thought that is might not be quite suitable for my food tech project.
So I made them at home instead, happy days!
Have you ever listened into a conversation between people who go rowing? If you have you may be familiar with this phrase: ‘…they were just about to win when one of them caught a crab and punched themselves in the face’ (!?)
You’ve heard them mention this more than a handful of times and think to yourself ‘How many crabs can there be in the Thames?…oh.’ Yes you’ve realized that things aren’t always what they seem. These rowers are not in fact master crab fishermen, and catching a crab is not literally what it sounds like (which also makes their conversations a lot less interesting to non-rowers i.e. me). Aparrently catching a crab is something to do with your oar (or ‘blade’ as rowers like to call it), getting stuck in the water or whatever.
I wasn’t really listening. I was eating cake.
I managed to turn the tables on those rowers; They’re all as oblivious to the baking world, and things like cake pops and cookie dough bites, as I am to rowing and ‘catching crabs’ or ‘ergos’. To the average, English non-baker, these look pretty much like a truffle or Belgian chocolate type thing, to those who have been to Starbucks, a cake pop.
But believe me, these are much more than that.
They have an extra layer,
a bit like the Inception equivalent of a cake pop.
Along with the chocolate and cake/frosting layer, there is a ball of cookie dough in the centre. It’s everything you could ever want in one convenient little ball (and MUCH better than catching any kind of crustacean, literally or not).