Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I love to make pancakes to suit individual tastes. I made mine with pecans and my friend's with blueberries. I just sprinkle the toppings on top of the pancakes just after pouring the batter on the griddle. Works like a charm.
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons butter
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter.
2. In another bowl, mix together white flour, buckwheat flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Pour the dry ingredients into the egg-mixture. Stir until the two mixtures are just incorporated.
3. Heat a griddle or large frying pan to medium-hot, and place 1 tablespoon of butter, margarine or oil into it. Let the butter melt before spooning the batter into the frying pan, form 4 inch pancakes out of the batter. Sprinkle desired toppings on top of pancakes. Once bubbles form on the top of the pancakes, flip them over, and cook them on the other side for about 3 minutes. Continue with this process until all of the batter has been made into pancakes.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The Nerd: our perfected Peanut Butter Jammies. Peanut butter shortbread and grape preserves. Live long and prosper.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The yolks get tossed in after the beer. Three quarters of a cup of beer! Two thirds a cup of coffee! What intense flavors! The stout I used was Old Rasputin. It was purely a packaging impulse buy. I know absolutely nothing about beer, never touch the stuff. I do love the label on this bottle, so it came home with me.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
These spicy morsels can trick the eye, but definitely not the nose. You can smell that licorice-y goodness a mile away. It was torture for cookie-taster, Karli. She's no fan of black licorice. What Jagermeister blasphemy!
Here are some hints to making your own Drunken Snickerdoodles or Jagerdoodles.
The anatomy of a Jagerdoodle: your favorite Snickerdoodle dough, Jagermeister in place of the vanilla extract, anise in place of cinnamon. Eat them heartily with a tall glass of Jager...I mean milk...with a chaser of Jager...or...never mind. Experiment with your favorite liquors and make an assortment of Drunken Snickerdoodles! Sounds like a party to me. Prost!
Sarah Richcreek and Karli Kujawa are the co-owners of The Hot Cookie. The two bake tiny, all-natural artisan cookies by hand for the good of humanity in Indianapolis, Indiana. Find their cookies at http://www.thehotcookie.etsy.com/.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I found one while attending the First Friday Art Walk in Indy. A curious guy by the name of Kipp Normand has an amazing studio at the Harrison Center. (Kipp, you need a website.)
This is one of his assemblages. This is what he does. I wish I had gotten a picture of his studio. It is cluttered, some might say, but I think it's just packed with potential. It's like stepping into an I Spy book. His studio is long and narrow with an extremely tall ceiling. The only window is a stained glass window. One long wall is covered by heavy red curtains probably salvaged from a theater. One small wall was covered with old paintings depicting Christ - probably salvaged from many a church. Along the walls and littering the floor were scads and scads of wooden things, a cabinet filled with unusual objects: a glass jar displaying a preserved hand, dental molds, antique toys, etc. I didn't get enough time to look, and I didn't want to be rude. A random note: Also at the Harrison Center - bike polo. A sport I never knew existed. Please note that there are only two players with helmets and hand guards. Too much coordination is involved here. Too much.
Another random note: Indy Fringe 2009 - a theater and stage festival. I attended this short play, Another Classic of Western Literature. All was seemingly normal in this play, seemingly everyday in a real-life sense. But then a stem cell research baby, appropriately named, F*** You scampered onto the stage. Hilarious, unexpected, and off-putting in a good way. Too funny.
Back to the point! The second inspiring artist I found on Etsy.com. I usually find lots of cool stuff on Etsy, but this artist sucked me in. The illustrations are serene and quirky. I thoroughly enjoyed YouAreConstance's shop.
Monday, September 7, 2009
It definitely looks like something straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Green fruit and ham....sounds about right.
I didn't know how to make it look pretty, so pretty weird is how it turned out. This recipe is less cooking and more assembling. Get a ball of pizza dough, some figs, prosciutto, feta, and balsamic vinegar. So simple, so quick, so awesome!
I found the recipe in the August issue of Bon Appetit. Bon Appetit's pizza called for Gorgonzola cheese, but I swapped that for feta. I prefer my cheese with less mold, thankyouverymuch. Their recipe also suggested to top the pizza with arugula, lightly tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I just skipped that part, but I'm sure it would be delicious.
Get the recipe here and make some fancy pizza soon!