Posted by: gmunster | April 22, 2008

How did the cookies turn out?

So I baked those cookies I mentioned in the previous post. I cut the entire recipe in half though. I also decided to try to use half real sugar and half Equal (sweetener) and it actually turned out really good! My roommates loved them! I’m going to make them tonight with all real sugar to see if it tastes any different.

You know, tonight I ate some bronzed chicken, and I haven’t had it in such a long time. It was soooooo good. All I do is take some skinless, boneless chicken breast, dice it up, take a frying pan and put a good chunk of butter in it, maybe like 2 tablespoons or something, so that it more than just covers the pan. I let it all melt, sprinkle some Frank Davis bronzing mix on the chicken, then toss it in the pan. I turn the pieces until each side is a nice golden bronze color, pop it onto a plate, pour the leftover butter thats in the pan now mixed with the seasoning on top of the chicken. And yum yum! You can get the delicious bronzing mix from Frank Davis’ website! Look for Strictly N’awlins Bronzing Mix. Trust me, it’ll be the BEST seasoning you’ve ever used! You can use it for poultry, fish, meat, etc.

Posted by: gmunster | April 18, 2008

Awesome Sites!

I wanted to post these links to this site that has some awesome info for all your cooking needs!

Substitution List

Recipe Converter

So today I’m going to make some cookies using basically the same recipe as the Vanilla Cupcakes, but with slight quantity differences so it becomes cookie dough and not cake batter.

1 cup butter – softened

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 400F. You mix the butter and sugar together first til it is all well blended. Then add the egg in, then the vanilla. Mix it all well. Then add the baking powder/flour mixture one cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Once it is all done, flour a clean surface and take some dough, roll it out, use a cookie cutter and cut out awesome cookie shapes! Then put in the oven for about 5 minutes, maybe more depending on your oven. Just keep an eye on them!

Posted by: gmunster | April 17, 2008

Second Batch!

So I made a second batch of vanilla cupcakes! I made twice the batter and had one batch plain and the other batch filled with yummy strawberries! My next experiment will be adding some lemonade to the recipe. This time I added a little more milk to the recipe making them alot more moist. At some point I’d love to start making chocolate cupcakes too. For now, I will try to find events and see if anyone would like to pay me to make awesome cupcakes for their events. That would be fun! So if anyone is throwing a party or just having an awesome get together, order some cupcakes! Email me at! Find me and message me on facebook!

Posted by: gmunster | April 16, 2008

Vanilla Cupcake – Finished!

So it was a great success! I used the recipe and made delicious cupcakes! I decided to put strawberries in three of them and decorate them all strawberrish! I have pictures too! My roommate thoroughly enjoyed them!

Posted by: gmunster | April 14, 2008

Vanilla Cupcakes

So I’m using anymore box mixes for these things, unless I just have a craving that needs to be fulfilled immediately! Haha! Anyway, I have this favorite food site I discovered some months ago. This girl is amazing and is currently in school at Notter School in Orlando, FL studying pastries and baking. I’m sooo jealous! Anyway, I decided to start off trying one of her recipes for vanilla cup cakes. Here’s the recipe…

*Feel free to flavour this with essences /add chopped nuts/fruit/chocolate chipsweeteners (condensed milk) etc. Play around with it!

130gms butter
3/4cups caster sugar
2 eggs (large)

1 tsp vanilla essence(if not using any other)
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup milk (more if neccesary)

Beat sugar and butter till pale and fluffy. Add in essences and eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Fold in sifted flour+baking powder alternately with milk in 3 portions till well incorporated. Spoon into cupcake liners. Bake in preheated 180degree oven till done~ (should not take any more than 12-15 minutes)

I’d like to try to make half of these normal and try to add chopped up strawberries to the other half. I want to put a thin layer of pink frosting on them. Maybe use make some poke a dots of chocolate using chocolate syrup. Hmmmm this could be fun. I’ll try to get all the ingredients by Tuesday and bake something up, take lots of pictures and report back on Tuesday evening!