I’ve been so busy lately and haven’t been in the best of moods, wasn’t even in much of a Christmas spirit either but I’m a bit of a more cheerful mood today. I never did get around to my eggnog recipe to finish it and posts which upsets me.
Considering today’s Christmas though, I decided to start baking an apple pie today which I normally make every Thanksgiving or Christmas. It feels like I haven’t made one in forever though. But anyways, I thought I’d post a picture of my pie… well, in the process of making it, it’s currently baking.
I had lots of dough left over so my sister munched on it. Honestly, I’ve never made a pie with a full top like this, typically I do a top of leaf-shaped cutouts of the dough and layer it over the top. I’m really hoping that top won’t pop or explode so I made the little slits up top, I hope it’s enough. Will post the finished picture when it’s done. :)
Merry Christmas everyone!
Edit: Nevermind, as I wrote this post I learned it finished. xD The crust shrunk. ^_^;
Would you prefer you mind if the recipe called for raw eggs or would you prefer if the eggs mixture for the nog was cooked a chilled?
I’m not sure how people feel about raw eggs and whether they’re paranoid about it or not since it does pose a slight risk.
m-is-for-meki said: your blog is just awesome! you should not stop writing and doodling :DDD
Thank you so much.
And oh gosh, that’s super flattering coming from you. I saw your food blog yesterday and fell in love. Hehe. :)
golden-daze said: oh my gosh, love your blog! its so amazing! are you putting anymore recipes up soon? xx
Thank you so much!
I actually haven’t done a recipe in months. I started on some but got out of the habit for a bit. I’ll hopefully do/finish at least one for this week, maybe even 2 because I want to squeeze one in for Halloween. :)
I thought it’d be a good idea to post pictures of how the recipes turn out so you know it won’t be total crap. My goal would be to have tried out all recipes listed, show your pictures, and give them my own review on how they turn out. I’ve yet to make the mini-cupcakes, microwave brownies, or flan but I have made the fortune cookies two or three times now and I love how they turn out.
So first review would be the Fortune Cookies. Here is how they turned out.
So as you can see they’re not a complete fail (Sorry for the terrible webcam quality picture, lazy outfit, and mess in the background). They come out pretty big, though, so play around with the amount you spoon onto the span. I like mine bigger than the average fortune cookie, and even with the size of the ones I have I managed to make about 16 or so.
I strongly recommend starting off with baking 2 at a time first. You will need the cookies to be hot still to fold them into the shape or they will break on you. Because they’re hot I also suggest you use gloves so you don’t burn your fingers. I put my finished ones in a muffin tin so they would maintain their shape while cooling off.
I’ve never had home-made fortune cookies before and I’m not Chinese so it’s not like family has made them before. They’re nothing like the mass-produced ones, though, they’re softer and a little chewier in some spots. They taste almost the same to me. I really enjoyed making them and eating them; speaking of making time you’ll need to make sure you have enough time to make these. I spent over an hour making just one batch and that’s because I would bake 2 at a time and such.
Hi there, welcome to my blog dedicated to cooking, baking, and recipes. :) My name is Ann and I'm 18 year old girl who loves to cook, bake, draw, and do crafty things.
The idea for a baking-related blog came around during Feb 2011 while some friends and I were thinking of making blogs to make money. My blog started off on blogspot and was fairly successful in the beginning with the views, comments,and money-making but after a few months I began to neglect the blog. Recently I decided I'm going to pick up again and start working. Since I had already been posting my recipes on an art-related tumblr I figured I might as well make one that's food-related.