Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 16 - More Cookies

Today the class started with the Chef demonstrating how to make Brownies. Then we went to our tables and we cut our dough from yesterday, then baked our Brysselkex cookies. (See the picture of Brysselkex cookies below).

Afterwards I worked on making regular Chocolate Chip cookies and my partner made Peanut Butter Brownies. Our Brysselkex cookies were cooked well, but in my opinion, they didn't taste that great. They were kind of plain cookies and they aren't very sweet. Maybe they are good for dunking. The Chocolate Chip cookies (see picture below) were pretty good, but I still like my recipe for Nestle Tollhouse Cookies better. On Friday, we'll have a practical test which is basically making these two cookies that I made today. The Chocolate Chip cookies will be scaled on Thursday and then baked on Friday. The Brysselkex will be completely made on Friday between 12:30 and 3:00. The practical will be individual work.

After we made the cookies, then of course we had to clean up the kitchen. That is always fun. Then after class, I went to the school book store and bought an Escali Digital Scale, model P115CH. It's an 11lb scale which weighs in 0.1 oz or 1 g increments. We'll see how it works out.


  1. What do you do with the dough to make the checker board effect? Do you cut little squares?

  2. Do you get to take the cookies home - or what?