Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I made butter

Yesterday I got some milk for working at a local farm.
Milk has a cream that you can skim off of the top, which we did. Then we put that cream into a jar, shook like crazy, pressed, and added Himalayan salt. The results? Delicious butter.

This stuff is really good. And should be good for 5 - 6 days, it will be fine after that taste wise, but the smell will start to become like a Parmesan cheese (Bet that would be great on homemade bread) ♥

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Finally! The best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

It was my friend's birthday yesterday and I wanted to make him some chocolate chip cookies as a present. Thanks to my amazing friend Kyle I now have a recipe that's simple yet amazing (No, really). These turned out great. Actually I feel a little silly, it's the same recipe I've used before but instead of butter it's vegetable shortening. Something I've considered before but never put into practice.

I wanted to make a special big birthday cookie
So I melted some chocolate and had fun
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package chocolate chips 
(It originally called for butterscotch chips, which he's made me, they are great!)

1. Cream together shortening, brown sugar and white sugar.
2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to creamed mixture.
4. Stir in one pack of chip. Spoon out onto baking sheet.
5. Bake at 375°F for 8-12 minutes.

Enjoy :)