Friday, May 28, 2010

favorite things friday

sorry about last week, we left friday at 6 am to san diego, and i remembered in the car that i didn't do a ftf. woopsies. my fave thing this week is SUGAR IN THE RAW it has become a staple in the kitchen. it has a grittyness, that refined sugar cannot provide.
i put it on any type of fruit, and started implementing it into recipes.
raw sugar

here is one the best chocolate chip cookies i've ever had.
recipe:bobby flay

prep time: 15 min
cook time: 9-11 min
makes about: 2 dozen

2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup raw sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 (5oz block semisweet chocolate , chopped into chunks
1 (5oz block milk chocolate , chopped into chunks (if you don't have block, just use choc chips)

(i don't use that much chocolate, but that's just me)

preheat oven to 375 degrees
line baking sheet with parchment paper

whisk together flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.

place butter in the bowl on an electric stand mixer. beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
add the sugars, and continue mixing, scraping sides, about 2 minutes longer.
add the eggs, 1 at a time, then add vanilla extract, until incorporated.

slowly add the flour until all incorporated. hand stir in the chocolate.

use a small ice cream scoop, spoon onto baking sheet 2 inches apart. bake until lightly golden brown, and still soft in the middle. when done transfer to baking rack.


what's my least favorite thing this week? puking from being pregnant, and then getting the flu, and puking from that. no more puke please.


The Jenkins said...

sugar in the raw sounds pretty good. might have to pick some of that up. that stinks your so sick. i was sick for about 6 months with my first pregnancy i hope you will feel better. throwing up is no fun, but sadly after awhile you get used to it.

Brian and Brianna said...

We love Bobby Flay over here! Definitely going to have to try this one!

Alexis Crum said...

ooooo i like your ftf!! So fun! You guys are gunna have some of the funnest kids! Your awesome girl. Keep growin that baby! Feel better!!