28 April, 2010

The baking bug ......

The oven in the Krishnans' household is being kept extremely busy, nowadays.  Some baked goody or the other is constantly being churned out - so much so that the neighbors, Mommy's sure, get a "vanilla high" just by inhaling that "freshly baked" aroma that fills the house and the outside corridor, almost every other day.

Recent escapades with baked goodies include Tollhouse Cookies, Double Chocolate Chip cookies, Butter Demerara Cookies, Eggless Cocoa Cookies with cherries, Dark Chocolate cookies with White Chocolate Chips, Eggless Vanilla Cake with chopped glazed cherries and tiny tutti frutti bits, Eggless Chocolate Cake dusted with Icing sugar ...................... and the list goes on and on and on .........

Needless to say, Mommy finds baking so therapeutic that she totally forgets to take pictures of the goodies being baked.  Psst !!  Now you know why Mommy does not have a food blog !!!

Since the cookie jar inventory screamed its "not many cookies left in the jar" alarm, Mommy donned the mitts again, in an attempt to have the cookie jar overflowing with yet some more cookies.

These were the baked goodies of the day - Lemon Drop Cookies with a Lemon Glaze.  The cookies, as is the case most of the time, are rather giant size :)).  Since Mommy was in a tearing hurry to take pictures of the baked goodies, she could not, just could not wait for the glaze to set and harden.  The pictures were taken soon after the glaze was poured onto the cookies.





The cookies after the lemon glaze had set ...... (took a couple of hours for it to set) .....



The recipe for the cookies was adapted from Amanda's blog

Just a couple of changes made to the recipe.  Mommy needed to add 6 more tbsps of all purpose flour to the batter.  Also, the shortening was substituted with canola oil.  The baking temperature was reduced from 400 degrees to 360 degrees Farenheit (around 180 degrees Celsius).  Baking time increased to around 12 mins at 180 degrees Celsius.  Icing sugar for the glaze reduced to one cup. 

Mommy is seriously considering doing this more often.  No - not the baking bit.  Posting the recipes with pictures.  Mommy should probably take pictures while cooking, in stages.  But then again, knowing exactly how scatterbrained she is, that probably is going to take a long time happening !!

Bon Appetit !!! :))

6 voice(s) said so:

Random Thoughts said...

Are you sure these are cookies? Look like Idli's with some Chatni and roasted Garlic sprinkled on it....

Gauri said...

Random Thoughts : These very "idlis with chatni and some roasted garlic sprinkled on them" are going to make their way to office with you tomorrow !!

Swati said...

Look so yummy !

I thought these are rasmalais' ..a bengali sweet with milk as dip

Just Like That said...

Awesome! I was awestruck at just the names by themselves. To think that you actually baked all of ';em! You SHOULD have a food blog.
LOL at random thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Time I paid a visit to HK :)

Ramya

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