April 27, 2013 |
Dear SOS: On a recent trip to London, I was quite taken with the chocolate chip cookies I ate at Gail's restaurant and bakery [341 Fulham Road in Chelsea]. I would be very greatful if you could obtain the recipe. Jonathon Most Los Angeles Dear Jonathon: Crunchy around the edges but oh-so ooey-gooey tender in the center - and with no shortage of chocolate to boot - these are a chocolate chip cookie lover's dream come true. The recipe makes enough for a dozen generously sized cookies, but I'd recommend doubling it. Trust me on this one. Gail's Artisan Bakery chocolate chip cookies 1 hour, plus chilling time for the dough.
April 19, 2013 |
A Laguna Niguel man admitted defrauding online auction giant EBay Inc. out of potentially millions of dollars in a scheme of “cookie stuffing,” which is a lot less savory than it sounds. Brian Andrew Dunning, 47, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court this week, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said. Dunning faces a fine and a possible jail sentence. Dunning admitted that between May 2006 and June 2007, he engaged in a scheme that caused EBay to pay him commissions for generating Web traffic to EBay that was achieved through fraudulent means.
April 7, 2013 |
This week's Culinary SOS request comes from Halah Hassan in Pasadena: "I was wondering if you would be able to get the recipe for the irresistible brown butter cookie at the newly opened and darling Bittersweet Treats on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This cookie is chewy, dense and delicious, and I would very much like to re-create it at home. " Browning butter will give any dish - from savory sauces to creamy icings and glazes - added depth with rich, nutty notes. These cookies are no exception.
April 6, 2013 |
Dear SOS: I was wondering if you would be able to get the recipe for the irresistible brown butter cookie at the newly opened and darling Bittersweet Treats on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This cookie is chewy, dense and delicious, and I would very much like to re-create it at home. Halah Hassan Pasadena Dear Halah: Browning butter will give any dish - from savory sauces to creamy icings and glazes - added depth with rich, nutty notes. These cookies are no exception.
April 3, 2013 |
A cookie worth $25,000? Merry Graham of Santa Clarita has won $25,000 for her Margarita Moon Pie cookie recipe . Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker named Graham the winner of its Chocolate Adventure Contest 2012 sandwich cookie edition . The contest challenges bakers to develop a sandwich cookie using Scharffen Berger chocolate and at least one of 12 pre-selected " adventure ingredients. " So what's in this cookie that's worth a ridiculously big sum of money? Some lime, chocolate and a little booze, of course.
April 2, 2013 |
Caitlin Freeman is a former UC Santa Cruz photography student who co-foundedSan Francisco bakery Miette and then started making pastries for her husband James Freeman's Blue Bottle Coffee locations in the Bay Area, including the cafe on SFMOMA 's rooftop. As SFMOMA's in-house pastry chef, Freeman and team, comprised of Leah Rosenberg and Tess Wilson, are able to channel a love for paintings and photography into baking, resulting in cakes, cookies and confections that pay homage to artworks on view in the museum's galleries.
March 21, 2013 |
Anyone over-order Girl Scout cookies? No worries, we've got you covered. If you're looking for some creative ways to use those extra cookies, check out the photo gallery above. Add them to milkshakes, use them in pie crusts, beat them into ice cream.... We've got 13 ideas to help you out, including a very tasty cocktail. Cheers! Do you have other ideas for using Girl Scout cookies? Share them with us and other readers by commenting below. ALSO: Apples 101 ... and 52 recipes Go behind the scenes at the Test Kitchen Browse hundreds of recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen You can find Noelle Carter on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter and Pinterest . Drunken Girl Scout cocktail Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 cocktail Note: Adapted from Julian Cox of Short Order.
March 18, 2013 |
There's a terrible crime wave sweeping the nation! Well, OK, there's probably not a crime wave targeting Girl Scout cookies, per se. But when it comes to a few recent cookie-related mishaps, terrible is a pretty good word to describe each of them. Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for almost a century as a fundraiser, which -- with the widespread popularity of the cookies in the 21st century -- means that the girls get to fund the organization and their local troops while the rest of us sit around the office and get fat. Girl Scout cookie sales are thought to reach hundreds of millions of dollars , by some estimates.
March 18, 2013 |
I recently received a request from Mary in Torrance, asking for a recipe we ran a few years back: "I hope you will search your files for a recipe printed in the TIMES perhaps five or so years ago. Torrance Bakery Chewy Walnut Cookies (or a title very close!) are flourless, and since we have two Celiac 'victims' in the family, as well as my dearest friend, I would love to again have the recipe. My library of 200-plus cookbooks as well as a file cabinet with categorized recipes has not uncovered this favorite. It disappeared faster than a platter of those yummy treats. Please, please find it for us. Thank you for being there 'where it all happens.' " With a texture similar to a brownie, these tender chewy cookies are packed with chocolate and walnuts.
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March 3, 2013 |
The Indian film "I, Me Aur Main" (Me Myself and I) wastes no time establishing its chiseled rake of a protagonist. A music producer named Ishaan (John Abraham), he's a guy primed for a fall - coddled, arrogant and commitment-phobic toward his beautiful, long-suffering live-in girlfriend, Anushka (Chitrangda Singh). When she finally throws him out, it precipitates a downward spiral that exposes his depthless existence. This being a pop-sheen fantasy of a playboy's comeuppance, though, Ishaan naturally meets gorgeous redemption right away in new neighbor Gauri (Prachi Desai)