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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Red and Black Week, day 4: Cookie Monster


Hello all - I've just moved out of my flat and back home from the summer, so I'm absolutely knackered. Apologies for not keeping up with commenting on everyone's posts; packing/unpacking is keeping me busy. Although I had a plan in place in advance, I didn't have the same forethought to carry it out, so this will be a slightly shorter post than normal!


I decided to use up some of my baking supplies before moving out to make raspberry and dark chocolate cookies (and yet ended up having to buy most of the ingredients, so that didn't work out well), which fits in with the red and black theme. Credit where credit's due, I used this recipe to make them, substituting baking powder and plain flour for self raising and removed the cocoa powder.

Gross, but so delicious.

Considering there was twice as many cookies as there are in the first photo, I'd say that they were a success! Magically, the chocolate managed to stay gooey even after cooling down, and the raspberries I used were surprisingly flavoursome. I would consider substituting them for cranberries if I wanted to change it up a little.

These are the eyebags you get after spending three days packing up enough possessions to fill an entire house.

Though this is my first post on the topic of food, I'm not sure if I'd want to do food blogging or not; I have a basic understanding of how ingredients work and how to change recipes, but I'd consider myself more of a hobbyist baker (my talents certainly don't extend to other forms of cooking, as an unfortunately large number of people can attest to) and don't think I'd do well making my own recipes. Plus, the washing up? God no.

Is anyone else a baker? Can you suggest any other red and black foods? Let me know below!




Fee

12 comments:

  1. I say put anything you like on your blog! I don't think you need to be a great baker, it's always fun to see what food people make! the squished berries look appropriately Gothic, too! :P

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    1. Thank you! I'm open to featuring the occasional food related posts, but I'm more concerned that it would be boring as hell to read/write; plus I can't really afford either the time or ingredients whilst I'm at university.

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  2. Ohhh raspberries in cookies, I like that. I might try this with white chocolate chips. I bake every now and again but with my man on paleo I'm the only one who will eat what I make. I recently made cinnamon oatmeal date and white chocolate chip cookies, I love them.

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    1. It was more successful than I anticipated; white chocolate and cranberry is one of my favourite combinations. I love oatmeal cookies!

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  3. I agree with Laura - blog about what you love! The beauty of blogging is that it enables us non-pros to share with the world, and no one can stop us. :)

    I'm excited to see a few people delving into non-fashion posts as the week progresses. I always enjoy the variety of topics that pop up in this theme. AND now you have me craving sweets, big time! ;D Those look delicious!!!

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    1. My baking blogging would be so boring, though - lots of 'I got this recipe out of this book/website/forum' and would probably end up being food photography. Not that that's a bad thing, mind - I just prefer writing on fashion and culture, where I have more to say.

      I do like reading non-fashion red and black posts too; my post for tomorrow is more conceptual, though still style oriented. Thank you!

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  4. Ah! Excellent post on this theme! :) Thats a lovely combination, yum

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    1. Thank you! It's certainly a delicious one. ;)

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  5. I have raspberries. I have chocolate chips. I think I'm going to have to go combine these now.

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