Sunday, April 10, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies Prep Board

I had wanted to make a chocolate chip cookies prep board but decided to try something different. So I went for peanut butter cookies!

I wonder why PB cookies are marked with a criss cross pattern. Here is the answer from Wikipedia - The Peanut Butter Balls recipe in the 1931 edition of Pillsbury's Balanced Recipes contains the first known written instance of instructing the cook to press the cookies using fork tines. The recipe does not explain why this advice is given, though: peanut butter cookie dough is dense, and without being pressed, it will not cook evenly. Using fork tines to press the dough is a convenience.

So there you are... the criss cross pattern being carved painstakingly on each tiny cookie. But the end result looks fun doesn't it? I hope you like this prep board. Available at Etsy soon.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

An interim post

What an odd title. I had wanted to take photos of a new item and some new macaron tins, and also a Re-ment set I purchased recently. Then I found out that my batteries are dead. Yes, all 4 of them (my camera only needs two by the way). They are now being charged at the corner of my room. Sigh! Can't be helped. Let's find something that I can upload in the meantime. Ah! I haven't got this one up yet! I didn't want to upload this because it's not really something that I've never done before, but let's not waste my effort taking and editing this photo. :D I promise to blog about the new item very soon. My Etsy store badly needs an update too. :(