Monday, June 14, 2010

Help for Flat Cookies

Everyone wants to know why their cookies always turn out flat. Many people have found answers on their own, such as adding more flour or even using different pans. I think that the simplest answer is instead of using baking soda, use baking powder. It helps things rise, such as cakes, as bakers want to have tall, fluffy cakes without using yeast. My Mom consistantly had this problem, and when I gave her the answer, she doubted it. Since her next batch of cookies were not flat, I have a feeling that this is the answer.

(And yes, those cookies are not raw.)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Delictible Raspberry Mousse

This recipe was originally from Usborne Activity's Fairy Cookbook. I made a few changes, and everyone loved it. It's a perfect touch to a party.

To make 8 mousses:
A 12 oz box of raspberries
8 tablespoons of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
2 cups whipping cream
10 meringues

1. Mash raspberries in a large bowl until they are thoroughly squashed, and add the powdered sugar. Stir.
2. Add the vanilla yogurt and stir.
3. Set bowl aside and turn the whipping cream into whipped cream, and add it into the raspberry mix.
4. Continue stirring until the mixture is pink. Crush the meringues and add them in. Stir.
5. Spoon the mousse into dishes. Enjoy!!