Showing posts from April, 2017

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipe Adaption)


I bake whenever I'm stressed out. I can't help it. If I have butter, flour, sugar, and eggs with approaching assignments, I'll find something to bake. Usually, the end product is banana bread because I forgot to eat them throughout the week. Sorry, mom.

I was craving chocolate chip cookies, even though I consumed way too much raw Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough over the weekend. Cause maintenance calorie date night. I don't think I want to see any chocolate chip cookie dough for awhile.

Plus, I wanted to make cookies for my family and work.

I wanted the cookies to turn out kind of crispy and chewy. Came across Alton Brown's The Chewy recipe to use as the base cookie recipe. I decided to apply some techniques from SeriousEats' J. Kenji L√≥pez-Alt's Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to Brown's recipe. I wanted to have the dough rest overnight. Chilling the dough overnight allows the flour proteins and starches to break down. This results in…

Leftover Easter Ham? Make Ham and Cheese Scones! (Recipe Review)


<3 I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.

I wasn't expecting to have ham on Easter since I didn't even know we were doing anything. You know how families are, random holiday lunch. :) It was nice and cozy. Because it was unexpected, I decided to take a day off on the calorie deficit and eat at maintenance calories. I may have pigged out on King Hawaiian rolls and this amazing mango/avocado salsa. Honey ham on Hawaiian rolls, drool.

I have been eyeing this recipe from SeriousEats' BraveTart, Stella Parks. I decided to not stuff myself with ham and make these scones! They're amazing and so easy to make. My notes and changes in regular print, italics is the original.

Ham and Cheese Scones - Recipe from SeriousEats' Stella Parks Ingredients9 ounces all-purpose flour (255g), plus more for dusting 
1 tablespoon (12g) baking powder
2 teaspoons (8g) sugar
1 teaspoon (4g) Diamond Crystal kosher salt
2 ounces cold unsalted butter (4 tablespoons; 55g), cut…

Homemade Hot Dog Buns

It has been forever awhile! I am still a college student that spends way too much time not studying. I always find something to distract myself with. Cooking, baking, reading lore on some random game or series, trying to meal prep for the week - the list goes on and on.

A new thing that I want to incorporate into my blog posts - calories. I hesitated to count calories for when I bake because all the ingredients add up in one way or another. That extra little bit of butter, those chocolate chunks I add in at the last minute, whether I use fancy ultra-filtered nonfat milk or regular nonfat milk. I realized that calorie counting when I bake is the same when I cook. It helps me keep accountable. I can totally have a piece of cake, just need to figure out how much of that piece. (Pst, a food scale helps tremendously in the kitchen, whether you're counting calories or not.)

Now on to the actual topic of this post! Homemade hot dog buns, which are pretty amazing.

A few months ago, I …