Yesterday’s rainy, freezing, gray, dreary Boston day just made me want to bake. Besides owing my dear friend Shakun big for not letting my cells die and my science suffer while I was stuffing my face last week, something about infusing my apartment with the spicy smell of ginger molasses while Adele sang through my docking station, well, I couldn’t resist.
On a side note, the Silpat turned this cookies into something entirely different than the last 434398764356 times I’ve made them. They were flatter, thinner, crispier, I’m not sure how I feel about this new result. The taste is fantastic, it’s just…they usually look like this…
and this time… I will show you later but they didn’t crackle and the sugar got absorbed or something. I think I might stick to parchment paper for cookies, or maybe a lower temperature for longer time? Or higher temperature because the Silpat doesn’t conduct as well? Any thoughts Silpat users? Either way, Jon, Shakun and I enjoyed them so, win?
Also, remaking things that I loved the first time is doing wonders for my self confidence. Black bean tacos with slaw that I homemade this time, just wonderful and a super healthy option after my heaping plate of pineapple fried rice for lunch. Tonight I’m going to try a pizza filled with vegetables and pick a cake or cupcake combination for a barbeque this weekend. Vanilla and lemon? Chocolate and caramel? Remains to be seen.