Showing posts with label Cookies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cookies. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Panasonic Steam Combination Microwave

Having had the Panasonic NN-CS894S Steam Combination Microwave for a few months now I've been busy trying out it's many functions.  I'm totally impressed with this oven; whether you are using it for steaming, as a convection oven, microwave, grill or a combination of these, or simply to defrost frozen food, this oven is fantastic.   When I made my Cheesy Topped Potatoes and Peppers I used the steam function to cook the potatoes followed by the conventional oven and grill.

When used it as a convectional oven as I did to make these cookies you can see it cooks evenly too.

chocolate chip cookies

In fact I'll go as far as to say it's pretty much faultless. When used in steam only mode it's true the oven walls do get wet, but all is needed is a quick wipe to get it dry again.  You can read my review to find out more about this oven and it's features.
I have made so many things in it including bread rolls to which I added a shoot of steam during cooking and they were lovely and soft on the inside and perfectly cooked.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Domino's RedHot Wings and Toffee Apple Cookies - Review

Domino's the Pizza Delivery people kindly sent me a couple of vouchers to try their Frank's RedHot Wings and Domino's Toffee Apple Cookies.
About the wings:  Now it has to be said, they are not joking when they say Franks RedHot Wings are HOT!  
But in this house we like hot and spicy so this can only be a good thing.

 Picture supplied by Domino's

FRANK’S® RedHot® the renowned sauce, famous for being the key ingredient in their original world-famous Buffalo Wings.  A fiery flavour using a blend of aged cayenne peppers to create heat.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Cookie Dough Lover's CookBook - Review

It has to be said I never knew there were so many things you could make with cookie dough!  I assumed cookies were made and that was that.
 This is a hard-backed book in note pad style.  Published by Quirk Books and written by Lindsay Landis.
 There are quick tips and suggestions on most pages which are really useful.  I love the Measurement, Equivalences and Temperature chart at the front.  
Although the equivalent 'cup' measurement is shown as being 16 tablespoons (bit of a faff all that measuring) so my top tip would be to put 16 tablespoons of flour or sugar into two different cups and remember where it comes to - then you'll be sorted and ready to cook!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Snickerdoodles from the Cookie Book Cookiepedia!

Cookiepedia!  This book is a serious must have if your into baking and love cookies - it has more cookie recipes in it than you can shake a stick at!
Chocolaty cookies, buttery cookies, fruity cookies, sweet cookies, fancy cookies, spicy cookies, nutty and seeded cookies, savory cookies including 'Salt and Pepper' cookies which I quite like the sound of. 
 In the end I made 'Snickerdoodles' Why? Because I like the mad name they've been given!  Cookies rolled in cinnamon-sugar before baking....
Cookiepedia is notebook style with easy to turn pages and room by each recipe for you to make notes if you want to.
  Every recipes comes with a few suggestions on how to 'Make' em your way' too.  There's even a handy conversion chart at the back - very useful with all this talk of 'cups' in the measurements!
So, as I was saying, after seeing 'Snickerdoodles' I had a go at making them.
As you know, I'm no baker and mine turned out a little flatter and a lot bigger than they should have been.   No worries there, just means there's more to eat with your cuppa!
That said, they tasted good so that's all that matters!
Now I spose you want the recipe? Well, I'll give you this one but as for the others you'll have to buy the book!
Recipe taken from the book Cookiepedia.

Makes 2 Dozen Cookies
Preheat your oven to 180C/350F or Gas 4
You will need:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter - room temperature
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For rolling:
1/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon

How to do it:
Grease several cookie sheers or line them with parchment paper.  Set aside.
Next, sift the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt into a bowl and set aside as well.  Cream the butter and both sugars until they're light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
Add the flour mixture in two batches, making sure the first is incorporated before adding the second.  Stop when the second batch is fully combined.
Stir together the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.  Roll 1 inch balls of dough into the mixture. 
Place them on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart or slightly more if you think you've had a heavy hand.  Flatten the balls of dough slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes if you like them chewy, or 12-13 minutes if you prefer then crispy.
Cool the sheets on wire rack for a few minutes, then transfer the cookies directly onto the racks to let them finish cooling. 
Cookiepedia is written by Stacy Adimando and is published by Quirk Books.
Available from 1st September from Waterstones branches, your local bookshop and of course Amazon UK, The Book Depository and Play.Com

A big thank you to Mat at PGUK Publishers Group UK for sending me a copy.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Coconut Oat and Yoghurt Cookies

The nice people at 'TOTAL' very kindly sent me some Greek Yoghurt to try out.
The great thing about TOTAL is it can be used in cooking and the 2% and 10% versions won't split when heated.
I'm already a big fan of TOTAL yoghurt and always use it in cooking as it I really do think it is the best!
Proper natural Greek yoghurt produced in Greece.
On with the Coconut Oat and TOTAL Greek Yoghurt Cookies!.......