Friday, August 27, 2010

cookies and cream cupcake fail

ugh! i'm so mad at these cupcakes! what a waste!

I wanted to be somewhat clever and experiment and make this strawberry milano cupcake recipe. I booked marked it because I LOVE double chocolate milanos. Love them. And I love cupcakes so naturally this was a recipe for me. Only I'd eaten all the milanos, but I could use oreos. So then I wanted to top them with vanilla vodka frosting! That I would amend from this recipe for strawberry vodka frosting. And I would call them cookies and cream cocktail cupcakes! :oD :oD excited! For some reason I decided to half the recipe. It was just for fun anyhow. So bake away and get everything cleaned up and take them out of the oven and they look purty good! I let them get a little too dark around the edges but I broke into one and the texture looks good.

So I ate it. And at first it was okay, then I got this awful something burnt, or bitter, but it was awful or whatever it was. I had two more before i realized my cupcakes were truly bad the threw them all away.

Was it the baking powder? It didn't seem like too much baking powder. Maybe it's just not meant to be halved. Whatever happened they suck and I don't want to make them again. BAD milano cupcakes!

Anyway, before I realized how much they sucked I took pics for the flickr page. But these cupcakes would never realize their dream of being topped with vanilla vodka frosting. sad.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

oatmeal scotchie win

This will be a short post since I'm sleepy and a little under the weather.

I'd been meaning for sometime to make oatmeal scotchie cookies from Toll House. Mostly to use up my butterscotch chips from my seven layer bars. Pretty much, when I put them in the oven to bake, they just melted. It was so sad.

I used whole wheat pastry flour since I was actually almost out of all purpose flour, but I though pastry flour was supposed to have more stick-togetherness? Whatever, either way, they melted and failed and all I did was take a really long time and a lot of effort to make my apartment smell really good.

I hate when things fail, plus I really wanted to make oatmeal cookies for Dave, but I was mad at Toll House at this point. So I found a new recipe in a book of my grandmothers and decided to go that route. It called for quick-cooking rolled oats, any my first recipe called for old-fashioned oats...hmmm... Clearly, the internet is useless because I spent about 30 min trying to find out the difference, if I could substitute, etc., and I found no satisfactory answer. So back to the store I went...

Finally oatmeal scotchie success!

Chewy oatmeal scotchie!

More on the Flickr page!

I have a cupcake story that will make you cry, but that's for another post!
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