Dear Sam, Hi my name is Isabel and I am a travel junkie. (This is the part where everyone in the hypothetical room goes, “Hi Isabel.”) It is so easy to get hooked though, isn’t… More
As you may have already figured out by now, I love baking.
Back home, I had this dream of building my own bake shop and making everyone fat. I created Oh Dough! (Inspired by Homer Simpson’s Doh! moment) and baked to my heart’s content. My most famous piece, the ever sinful, Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookie–or the cookieception.
This was my sad attempt for a collage of some of my customers’ Instagram posts.
And because you love it so much, thought I’d write you the recipe. (So that maybe, for a change, you can bake for me.)
Disclaimer: This takes a lot of patience. And love.
First thing you’ll need to do is gather up all the ingredients. All you will find in the cupboard and fridge.
Begin preparing the cookie dough. Dry bowl: Flour, salt, baking soda. Wet bowl: butter in room temperature with the sugars, vanilla extract and whisked eggs. I usually mix all the wet stuff in a bigger bowl and then when both bowls ready–slowly mix the dry stuff with the wet stuff. (I’ve said stuff three times in a sentence, sarry.)
And then mix in all the chocolate chips. (This is my favourite.)
Please try not to eat the cookie dough at this point. It will call you out but resist temptation. (Raw eggs and all.)
I have also made sure Oliver keeps an eye on you while you’re doing this.
Before I move on, I turn on the oven at 190 C / 375 F
Next, the most teeeeedious part of all.
Get a decent amount of cookie dough on your (clean) hands. Flatten it out. Put an Oreo cookie on it then try covering the Oreo with the dough. Make sure its fully covered. You can get more dough from the bowl if needed. But it doesn’t have to be a lot because when you bake them, they rise and fatten up anyway. As long as it’s covered with a thin layer, that should do.
I line up about nine on a baking tray.
This is enough to give them space to grow into–well, tiny spaceships. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
Let them stay in the baking tray for two minutes before you transfer them to cool down in the racks.
I wish you well in your baking endeavours and except a nice fresh batch from you tomorrow.
Hoping you don’t make a mess in the kitchen,
As you know, my two biggest dreams in life is to (1) Write a book and (2) Open a cafe. Because I thought the two would be highly unlikely, I just thought I would aim to make a blog and bake for friends.
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They say that the best things in life are free. Unfortunately, travelling, although considered to be one of the best things in life, is not. However, exploring your destination can be. Snapping picturesque views, people watching and my (our) favorite–walking with a local.
At some point in your life, you will want to go to Disneyland.
And maybe when you turn 26, you will. With the other half who took the risk of going with you with a visa expiring in a month. (Maybe.)
Flight LX333 review: Service: 10/10
We were given complimentary drinks, a small cheese sandwich, and, get this, a small block of chocolate with a wrapper that said, “Thank you for flying Swiss.”
Definitely not RyanAir or EasyJet!! Lol. #sorrynotsorry
Ljubljana is probably the prettiest European city that I can’t spell. Or pronounce. (Lubeeyana)
How you convinced me to take an 8 hour bus ride, I have no clue.
I am writing to you as you are sat beside me, zoning out while we’re thrashing Throwback Thursday on Spotify. (How we have a headphone splitter, I also have no clue.)
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