• Baking Recipes,  Cookies,  Experiments & experiences,  Timeless Treats

    The Chocolate Chip Cookie they call ‘The Chewy’

    Let it be known, before anything else, that I am torn about these cookies. Taste-wise these cookies are perfect. They have that clearly ringing caramel flavour that doesn’t feel too overwhelmingly sweet. The chocolatey-ness of the chips adds a very nice touch. All the flavours are brought out more by the salt, which on occasion you can actually taste deep within every bite. Taste-wise these are nearest to my ideal chocolate chip cookies among all the cookies I’ve made. My only problem is the inconsistency of my results.

  • Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  My favourite things,  Timeless Treats,  Yeasted breads

    The charm of homemade soft pretzels

    I probably have a love affair with pretzels from Auntie Anne’s. Every time I pass by a store and get a whiff of their pretzels, I want to turn around and march right in line to get my favourite Sour Cream and Onion-flavoured ones. When I’m in the mall, even when I’m a floor above their store, just the smell of freshly-baked pretzels makes my mouth water. There’s just something about biting into the crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside pretzels that just gives me such great satisfaction. Plus, I’ve always adored their shapes that I would watch the Auntie Anne’s bakers roll and twist the pretzels into shape with such deft, over and…