Human female named Beth // Documenting my adventures in baking, crafting, and art making. (Shall we call it art? Let's call it art.)
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A Slight Trick of the Mind’s title changed to Mr. Holmes?  Still not over it.  
Has anyone read the book?

My knitting needles

My knitting needles

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Well, this was supposed to be a chocolate chip zucchini brownie.  I followed the recipe but the mixture resembled wet sand.  There was no way it would have baked, so I added an egg to bind everything together.It worked, though I ended up with chocolate cake instead of brownies.  The closest (but smaller) pan size I had to an 8 x 11” was a 9 x 9”, which gave me very tall cake and greatly effected the baking time.
It’s a nice soft chocolate cake, but it definitely needed the chocolate glaze.I used my favorite recipe:
Chocolate Glaze3 tbsp cocoa powder2 tbsp butter, melted1 cup powdered sugar2-3 tbsp hot waterCombine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth.(Because of the butter, this glaze firms up quickly.  Start with 1 or 2 tbsp of the water, and continue to add in a few drops as needed.)

Well, this was supposed to be a chocolate chip zucchini brownie.  I followed the recipe but the mixture resembled wet sand.  There was no way it would have baked, so I added an egg to bind everything together.
It worked, though I ended up with chocolate cake instead of brownies.  The closest (but smaller) pan size I had to an 8 x 11” was a 9 x 9”, which gave me very tall cake and greatly effected the baking time.

It’s a nice soft chocolate cake, but it definitely needed the chocolate glaze.
I used my favorite recipe:

Chocolate Glaze
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp hot water

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
(Because of the butter, this glaze firms up quickly.  Start with 1 or 2 tbsp of the water, and continue to add in a few drops as needed.)

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Art journal page in progress.

I’m still quite fond of this.

creativeanchorage:

Art journal page in progress.

I’m still quite fond of this.

typette:

feelingswithbrandy:

rainbowthundercunt:

sweetassfoodstuffs:

handletheheat.com

THIS IS GLORIOUS.

YES

this, this is the majesty of science, doing this for the good of all humankind what we as individuals cannot feasibly do

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Cookies, perfected.I’m a dough plopper.  As in, I take a scoop of cookie dough and plop it on the pan; I only bother rolling the dough into balls if the recipe specifically instructs me to.On a whim, this time I chilled the dough, then made even scoops with the pictured tablespoon and rolled them into balls.  They look like cookie models!  (Compare) Recipe below.
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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies3 cups flour1 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1 cup butter, soft1 cup brown sugar, packed3/4 cup granulated sugar2 tsp vanilla extract2 eggs, room temperature1 1/2 cup oats (ground into a powder, optional)1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips1 cup peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350F.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.In a mixer bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in the vanilla and eggs.Mix in the flour, then the oats and chips.  Scoop onto baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Cookies, perfected.
I’m a dough plopper.  As in, I take a scoop of cookie dough and plop it on the pan; I only bother rolling the dough into balls if the recipe specifically instructs me to.
On a whim, this time I chilled the dough, then made even scoops with the pictured tablespoon and rolled them into balls.  They look like cookie models!  (Compare
Recipe below.

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Lovely colors. 
(Found while organizing my massive collection of papers)

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