Sunday, December 25, 2011
Flour Bakery Gingerbread Molasses Cookies: Baking is Science!
Iamage: Gingerbread Molasses Cookies
We made these Gingerbread Molasses Cookies from this cookbook:
Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe (affiliate link).
They came out SO good.
We went into this thinking that we wanted a SOFT gingerbread cookie. When you make gingerbread men cookies, sometimes they cone out too hard.
So for the first batch we followed the directions exactly.
Joanne Chang describes baking as a science and I've heard that before from Christopher Kimball of America's Test Kitchen.
As a former programmer, I love following recipes. Why anyone would say, I can't cook, or I don't cook, I don't get it. Is that you? Whay do you say that?
So back to the recipe. at the end of the recipe you make the dough into balls and coat them with sugar and place them on the baking pan. I had no idea what would happen, but the dough melted down into nice, plump, soft inside gingerbread cookies.
Really, just click the link below and buy the cookbook. It's the best ever.
Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe
You can get a sneak peak at the recipe here:
Flour Bakery Gingerbread Molasses Cookies
Also, while you are at it, buy yourself a KitchenAid mixer. Makes things a lot easier.
KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White