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Great British Bake Off Challenge – Week Four Technical: Stroopwafels

I’m not going to lie. I was very intimated by the idea of making Stroopwafels as a part of the technical challenge. I have been in love with stroopwafels for many years, ever since my brother brought them home after traveling around Europe. They are a thin waffle, almost cookie like in thinness, but waffle like in their size, that have been cut in half a filled with a delicious, spiced caramel filling. But the only way to get over being intimated by something is to face it head on. And technical challenges are all about facing the unknown. Continue Reading →

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Great British Bake Off Challenge – Week Two: Biscuit Board Game

The Showstopper challenge for Biscuit week feels like it was made for me! It’s time to make a biscuit board game! There are so many great board games to choose from. Most contestants chose childhood classics (like shoots and ladders or Monopoly style games) and that disappointed me. Why didn’t anyone go for Twilight Imperium?!? Just kidding… Even I’m not that crazy. I decided to do a simpler game that I think is ever bit as classic: Battle Sheep. I did take inspiration for the recipes from Sophie and the board game she made. Continue Reading →

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Great British Bake Off Challenge – Week Two Technical: Fortune Cookies

I have made it to the week two technical: fortune cookies! This is hard to admit but technical are extremely hard for me. I ended up trying to many recipes and variation and, even in the end, I couldn’t make the cookies exactly as I imagined them. I grew up eating fortune cookies, so they have a classic taste, thinness, and snap that I imagine for the final product. But getting these cookies there took some time. Continue Reading →

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Great British Bake Off Challenge – Week Two Signature

It's biscuit week! Or cookie week for those of us in America. Because what we call biscuits are really just rogue scones. And the first challenge of the week is a Sandwiched Biscuit. This signature challenge has a wide variety of interpretations but one that really stood out to me is Stacey’s Sparkly Chocolate Sandwich cookies! (Original Recipe available on the GBBO website). These cookies looked rich with chocolatey goodness and, while the marshmallow fluff presented a potential mess, it looked absolutely delicious. Continue Reading →

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Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are such an underrated cookie. While the most common cookies tend to be sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies, Snickerdoodles are so delicious that they deserve to be close to the top of the cookie hierarchy. One of the unique characteristics of a snickerdoodle is the sugar and cinnamon crust that surrounds the cookie. This gives each cookie a crisp coating which is a delightful contrast to the soft texture of each cookie. Ok, I need to go eat one of these before getting any further. Continue Reading →

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Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe requires quite a bit of sugar. In fact, there is a 2:3 ratio of sugar to flour which is pretty high. But the sugar is a mix of white sugar and brown sugar to add another layer of rich flavor to the cookies. For the leavening agent in the cookies, we are using baking powder but not too much because a large rise is not desired. And, of course, we’ll need peanut butter. 😊 Continue Reading →

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Homemade Chocolate Cookies

I can’t lie, I love chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite but this recipe allowed me to indulge on chocolate even more. And the soft texture is absolutely perfect, it feels like this cookie is the perfect combination of chewy and soft that I’ve been aiming for. I do believe this recipe will end up being one of my go to recipes as these got devoured very very quickly. Continue Reading →

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Soft Sugar Cookies

These are wonderfully soft and delicious sugar cookies that taste somewhere between a sugar cookie and a shortbread cookie. They are quick to make and this recipe can provide quite a lot of cookies depending on the size. I also wanted to use this chance to show off my newly found D20 cookie cutter! Continue Reading →