Ok so I have been fearful of yeast. I don’t know why. It is alive! It is fickle! Seems like it takes forever! But I have decided to break out of my fear. First I made these awesome soft pretzels, next I made these incredible bread sticks, then cinnamon rolls. Mmmmm. Why did I wait so long? I did do some research before opening the package. I love the science of food so I look to Alton Brown. I got his book from the library “I’m just here for more food” the baking edition. I really learned a lot about flour and yeast. Still working on the best recipes for these, but a great start. We plan on having pretzels for Super Bowl appetizers, yum yum.
So I have decided to encourage my passion for baking. In addition I need to find someone to share them with. See I love to bake and also eat what I bake. So my mission is to get good at baking and just start giving care packages to people I know. I started with this “best ever chocolate chip cookie” recipe from Alton Brown. Tastes great even though I forgot an egg! So yummy. They are a little buttery crisp and moist and chewy. I am sure if I had the extra egg, they would have been even softer and chewier. Oh well, this batch is for us. I froze the dough so we can just have cookies in a blink of an eye (or 15min).