Posts Tagged ‘ sweets ’

Also in the news

“The second Georgia case, Wellons v. Hall, No. 09-5731, ordered the federal appeals court in Atlanta to reconsider its decision that there was nothing legally amiss in two edible gifts the jurors in a capital trial gave to court personnel — a chocolate penis for the trial judge and chocolate breasts for the bailiff.” – NYT

Hello Kitty Manju

Truly.

Manju is a Japanese red bean paste-filled treat (red bean paste being one of my favorite foods in the world), although I find packaged ones overly-processed-tasting. More background on Wikipedia.

Several hours later

This used to be a full bag. These ginger snaps are the most amazing things

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/4 cup Molasses
2 cups Flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Sugar for garnish

Instructions
1. Beat butter and the 1 cup of sugar together until creamy. Beat in egg and molasses.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon.
3. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, stirring until thoroughly blended.
4. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until the next day.
5. Preheat the oven to 300° for a convection oven, 350° for a regular oven.
6. Sprinkle sugar on a piece of waxed paper. Pinch off a piece of dough, roll into a 1-inch ball, and roll in the sugar to coat. Repeat with the remaining dough. Plase the balls about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes for either oven, or until tops are almost firm.
8. Let stand on the baking sheets for about 3 minutes, than transfer to wire racks to cool.

Source:

KitchenAid Convection Oven Cook Book

6:50


O the dangers of living next to the campus center.
From left to right: chocolate chip brownie, blondie with nut, banana nut bread, and ugly brownie I accidentally touched and subsequently had to take.

If bored, it’s worth checking out all those Colbert contests on manipulating McCain’s greenscreen image. This is one of my favorites:

7:25 pm

Went on a brownie run but unfortunately they closed the brownie bar and only had a few blondies.

The best part of the VP debate

As an aside, maybe certain parts of the country just pronounce nuclear that way.

P.S. This is sort of fun: http://www.economist.com/vote2008/ Make sure to note the little seesaw characters on the right. I love biased media, and that’s not sarcasm 🙂