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April 25th, 2009 (10:23 pm)

current mood: tired

FSU, FSU, FSU... What am I to do with you...

When she came home today with groceries, she said 'cookies'. Since she mentioned wanting choco chip cookies earlier this week, I assumed she *bought* cookies. No, she 'lost' a bet and had to *make* cookies. ^^;

What she brought home was the following:

1 lb unsalted butter
1 lb reg. butter
1 lb golden shortening
1 carton molasses
1 L buttermilk (?)
1 L 2% milk
500 mL half & half (?)
1.5 dz eggs
small bag of choco chips
1 pkg semi-sweet choco squares
1 pkg unsweetened choco squares

So, the rest of my day, rather than doing laundry (thankfully, which she did instead), has been spent making cookies. Specifically, choco chip cookies, gingerbread snaps, and cappuccino cookies. -_-;; *Unfortunately*, cookies and I have a rather difficult relationship. Recipes tend to work out well the first time, then bleah the rest of the time. Worse still is that choco chip cookies and I just *don't* see eye to eye. They don't like me. >.> (Yes, they're animate. They must have a mind of their own! >.<;; )

As it is, the choco chip cookies were meh, the gingerbread snaps reasonable though weak on ginger, and the capp coookies decent. (I knew they were good because I left a smiley face in the recipe book. It and my bread book are probably the only books I've ever written notes in. ^^; )

Now that the initial cookie baking spree is over, I have another problem. Specifically, what am I to make with a litre of buttermilk?! I can make fudge with the milk IIRC, either that or make cream puffs. But buttermilk...? I don't think I know any recipes offhand that use it. @_@

If anyone has any recipes that use buttermilk, I'd love to hear it. ^^;

Otherwise, I think yesterday might've seen the end of the honeymoon for me and Dreamwidth. *laughs* (Don't get me wrong, I do like DW, but...) 'Ye massive block of text' that results from X-posting *killed* me as I reformatted it so I could actually work with it on LJ. Had I been thinking straight, I would have done a straight search and replace or similar (50kb of text and manual editing is big time stupid), but unfortunately, the brain was not working at 2:30AM. :P I'm going to try something different with this X-post and see what it does to the formatting. I've never liked the massive single line of code approach to HTML, so I really don't like editing these posts once they're X-posted. >.> Ah well, shall see.

[X-posted to Dreamwidth (shadow) and LJ (kagedreams)]


Posted by: Momoko (xelloss_poo)
Posted at: April 26th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)

Buttermilk recipes for you.

Maybe something will sound good? XD

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 26th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)

*laughs* Cheers! ^_^

Posted by: badtzphoto (badtzphoto)
Posted at: April 26th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Coffee cake

Use bananas with some black spots on the skin, a sign that they are really ripe.

1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips (about 8 ounces) (you can use milk chocolate chips instead if prefer them to semisweet )
2/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 1/3 cups mashed very ripe bananas (we used 2 and 1/2 bananas)
3 tablespoons buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan. Stir chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in small bowl until well blended; set streusel aside. Sift all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, room temperature butter, and egg in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in mashed bananas and buttermilk. Add dry ingredients and blend well.

Spread half of batter (about 2 cups) in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with half of streusel. Repeat with remaining batter and streusel. Bake coffee cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool coffee cake in pan on rack.

Makes 12 servings

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 26th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Re: Coffee cake

Thanks! We have an excess of bananas that have been bothering me lately, so this will definitely help. ^_^

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: April 26th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)

How lucky that you and cookies seem to have a... healthy relationship.

Or is that a love-hate one? You hate them and they love to annoy you.

Edit, edit: Make pancakes with the buttermilk.

Edited at 2009-04-26 05:57 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 26th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)

Hmm... well, it's not like I hate cookies or anything, and I don't mind making them either. They just don't like me. So love-hate, yes. I love them, they hate me. >.> I've always thought cookies were supposed to be pretty much the easiest things to bake. *sigh*

Pancakes! ^_^ I'd completely forgotten about them and scones. I'd been thinking mostly of coffee cakes and such, which are good for tea but can sometimes be extra fiddly. ^^;

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