Day 330..#I Can’t Bake Without Scales..

So much for being in bed by 10pm.

 

I’ve been wanting to bake cookies for some time now, and when I get an idea of baking..or cooking..or eating something..it has to be done or I’ll end up driving everyone around me crazy talking about it.

Also, because of this, it never usually comes out right and I end up being annoyed because then I’m not satisfied..I’m just..annoyed.

I wanted to make cookies and realised that I didn’t have scales, a bowl, a baking tray, greaseproof paper, cookie cutters or the right type of sugar..so as you can tell..I didn’t have a lot of what I needed.

I went over to friends houses and asked them if I could borrow some of these things until eventually I got them all – bar the scales, which turned out to be the real problem.

I made the decision that today I was going to bake the cookies.

I grabbed everything I needed and a measuring jug, because according to the units on the jug I could use it to measure flour and sugar AND liquids (lies – never believe measuring jugs!)

I got to starting, guesstimating a lot of the measurements.

When it came times to mix the sugar and butter together, because I only had brown sugar..the mixture turned a weird colour and the sugar just sat there..in little lumps.

I slowly added the flour in..mixing as I went along until it got to the right consistency.

I also didn’t have a rolling-pin, so I used my Coca Cola cup to roll out the “dough” on my table top and used the same cup as a cookie cutter.

I placed the “cookies” in the refrigerator for about 2 hours then some time after dinner was finished, I put them into a pre-heated oven and set the timer on my phone to 17 minutes.

When I’ve baked these cookies before, the longest they’d taken was around 20-25 minutes.

After 17 minutes of having been in the oven, I went back into the kitchen to retrieve them, only to find that they were still crazy soft and not fully baked yet. I popped them back in the oven for a further 15 minutes.

I went back after my alarm went off again and they were burnt, and now I’m sad.

They are also quite hard and crunchy, which I’m guessing is signs of too much flour..it’s happened before.

 

I’m not one of those people who can bake without scales. I’m good at baking because I know what measurements I need to use and I use my scales with no reservation.

People always say to me..why do you need scales? Can’t you measure things freehand?

 

No. Apparently I can’t.

That’s why my food tastes better than yours.

*HAD to be said..*

 

Oh and to top it all off, I tried to bite a bit of the cookie after it had come out of the oven and it stuck itself to my tongue and started sizzling like when you put onion in a hot frying pan filled with oil.

End result: Burnt cookies and a burnt tongue.

blergh 😦 *thumbs down*

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~ by originalapplejunkie on November 24, 2012.

11 Responses to “Day 330..#I Can’t Bake Without Scales..”

  1. Jen is the same way. She can cook, but she better have a good recipe and the needed tools.

  2. So glad you don’t mean the other kind of scales. That would take the fun out of eating… Have an award for you! 2012! Check it out! http://allthingsboys.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/rendered-speechless/

  3. LOL! 🙂 I hate to say it, but when it comes to baking you kind have to be almost on the money with the measurements. Any other cooking you do free hand. At least you had an entertaining story that came out of it. 🙂

  4. They looked all right to me! I’m a little different – I never use scales but then I never bake. Instead I have to a have a cookbook or recipe in front of me. I never use it though! I don’t follow instructions nor use the right amounts. I just need the book open and the list of ingredients visible. The rest I play by ear. Seems to work out – well I’ve not poisoned anyone yet!

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