Friday, January 28, 2011

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Wow, it's been a while hasn't it?

Well I would like to say I had been using all that time cooking, and that's half true. The other half of the time I was watching TV and drawing.

Then I moved into my apartment and I still don't have internet, right now I am mooching off of my school's internet. Which really isn't fun, but it's the only internet I have.

So here is what I've been up to:

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake. I made it for Christmas dessert. My parents told me Christmas morning (pretty much right after I had opened my presents) that I was in charge of desserts and this was the first thing I saw on so I printed it out and made it. It was pretty good, and I had it for breakfast the next couple of days.

Eggnog cookies. Every year my mum would make a bunch of cookies (well before she started school) and one of them were eggnog cookies. This year I was in charge of making them 'me safe'. Which mean they turned out flat and sticking to the baking sheet. But they still tasted like eggnog cookies and when I got them off they were chewy and pretty good, considering the fact that I almost threw them away. But it still wasn't exactly like it was back when we used wheat flour to make them.

Chocolate Cupcake. Has anyone seen that commercial where the baker was asking her small business planner people if she should make more cookies 'n cream cupcakes and they were eating these two chocolate cupcakes stacked on each other with cream in the middle? Well I tried to make those, but for some reason my chocolate cupcake was not working so I just topped it off with whipped cream and left them like that. They still tasted really good.

I love cinnamon rolls, but they are ambitious to make. So I thought, why not have the flavours of a cinnamon roll in a cupcake? So that's exactly what I did. I made a cinnamon cupcake and topped it off with a basic butter cream frosting. They were really good.

That's all I've done for now. I plan to go home and make cookies in my new apartment so we'll see how that goes.