It's been a little while since I've updated, but certainly not since I've baked.
I made some chocolate chip cookie and chocolate cheesecake bars at my friend Josephine's house the other night, and as soon as she sends me the photos, I promise to post them.
I've been feeling kind of low the last few days, so I didn't go out for the Superbowl or even Super/Fat Tuesday. But my roommates had some friends over to watch the superbowl, so I baked two loaves of beer bread, one with Sam Adams Black Lager and one with Sam Adams Honey Porter. The overwhelming vote was in the direction of the Black Lager, and understandably so. From reviews and other blogs I've read, it seems like the number one rule is, "the darker the beer, the better the bread." Which is not to say that there was anything wrong with the honey porter. It was quite good, as well. It's funny, because I'm not a huge beer fan. In fact, I hate it, because it's like drinking a loaf of sour bread. But it definitely works when enhancing the flavor of a loaf of bread.
Two days ago I was bored, and I've been trying to put together a collection of different cake-themed cookies, like the Boston Cream Pie, etc. I remembered a friend mentioning that I should try red velvet, so I figured, why not?
I took my basic sugar cookie recipe and added some basic moist chocolate cake ingredients as well as some red food coloring...and then filled and topped the cookies with a cream cheese frosting. The result was fantastic. I think these cookies are up there with the Boston Creams and the Vanilla Chai Teas.
I also decided that it's time to start actually selling my cookies. And so, witness the birth of Kay's Cookies:
I think pieces are finally starting to fall into place.
This is the best I've felt in weeks.