Saturday, March 30, 2013

Random pictures!

Spitting caves, china walls, Pizza Studio pizza @USC, and norikara bento from Kokorotei!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Random pictures :)

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brownie? Yum. Cookie? Yum. A brownie-like cookie? YES.

These cookies are rich, chewy, and filled with chunks and chunks of chocolate. Unfortunately I can't find my sd card reader, so I can't upload the pictures. Shucks! Even though the pictures didn't do the cookies justice, they at least showed how thick and puffy the cookies looked. If I find the reader, I'll be sure to upload them, but in the meantime, maybe just take my word for it and try these super chocolate-y, soft, and delicious cookies?

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe
Adapted from All Recipes Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies I

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chunks, I used Trader Joe's 72% Belgium Dark Chocolate cut into 1/4 chunks

1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (325 for convection ovens) and line a pan with parchment paper
2. In a medium sized bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
3. In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
4. Slowly mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes (I baked mine for 8 minutes). Wait for 1 minute and then place on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.
6. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I'm back!

I'm back! I know it's been quite a while since I posted. I've been baking, but just haven't had the time to take pictures, upload, and write. But don't worry, that hopefully won't happen again! Starting (maybe?) tomorrow, I'll post some new recipes! Oh, right now there are these delicious chocolate chocolate chunk cookies baking in the oven, and they smell amazing!

 See you tomorrow!

What I've been making recently....
Baked Alaska: Homemade funfetti cake with a layer of vanilla bean ice cream and smothered in whipped meringue

Honey Toast: A scoop of vanilla ice cream atop cubes of honey buttered  toast and drizzled with even more honey!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Yellow Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for the perfect summer cupcake? Look no further than this yellow cupcake with cream cheese frosting and lemon curd filling. The components can be made separately and ahead of time, making the assembly quite easy, especially if you want these for a party!

Trader Joe's Lemon Curd

Cream Cheese Frosting

Yellow Cake