This thorough guide to chocolate chip cookies shows you how different ingredients and techniques produce different chocolate chip cookies.
this is the recipe I use! this recipe goes over all the different ways to make cc cookies but I stick with the basic nestle control recipe.
I use only brown sugar (pref coconut sugar) and I don’t use baking powder, and I BROWN THE BUTTER FIRST (but let it cool otherwise your chips will melt and overpower the glorious taste of browned butter brown sugar)
and its so good. it is so good. make them and be happy.
I was THISCLOSE to buying a $17 journal at Anthropologie today that asked a question a day for 5 years. It cycles back to see how your answers change.
But I figured I might be able to do a version here, with even better questions.
I’d like to invite you to join me (and to suggest questions of…
It’s not fair for him to even be on the show. Who’s gonna beat him? Seriously?
Yeah he’s gonna win.
"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in."
I love this. I LOVE THIS. I love this. Children need to see this. Adults need to see this.
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Industrial goth dance groups are having a good time
That just made Tumblr all worth it.
this speaks to my inner 14 year old you have no idea.
When i die, bury me in this video.
I had no idea I needed this.
okay but where do they all learn the same arm moves?
IM SCREAMING WITH LAUGHTER THESE GIRLS ARE MY HEROES
SHOTS FUCKING FIRED
For anyone not familiar with how modern country sounds, these girls are calling out ACTUAL songs like making blatant references to ACTUAL lyrics from other songs on the radio.
And its fucking FLAWLESS OH MY G_D THIS IS AMAZING.
One of the reasons I stopped listening to country was, when I was a kid, the radio was full of songs by women and songs that talked about women like they were actual people.
Now so many of the songs dont give women a personality, just describe things about them like their legs, their lips, how they look in your truck. Its just SO much objectification.
My sister just showed me this and its ADSFHASDFKLLKFH she even said she heard it on the radio im so happy
"I aint your tan legged juliet" IM SCREECHING
I might be in love please send help
Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
my muscles stopped functioning
I was so relieved this wasn’t a trick. Very soothing.
THIS IS IT, GUYS. This is the song I listen to when I’m feel a panic attack coming on or can’t sleep because of my anxiety. It has helped me more times than I can say.
aaaahh here’s a nice playlist for when you’re trying to unwind.
also great: google Groove Salad or Drone Zone for streaming stuff just like this, I swear by them
Brownies (Take Two)
I’m back! And my search for the perfect brownie continues. Let’s compare how this recipe differs from the last one, and see how it comes out differently.
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 2 1/2 cups Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 tablespoon Molasses
- 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
- 1/2 stick Butter
This recipe starts out pretty similarly to the last one. Start by combining your wet ingredients in one bowl, and your dry ingredients in another. Preheat the oven to 350F.
(Look how happy they look!)
Now onto the heated stuff!
Bring the water to boil in a pot, and immediately mix in the cocoa powder.
Once that’s integrated fully, melt in your butter and your chocolate. At this point, make sure you’re mixing constantly, so that it does not burn.
Once both of those things are fully melted and mixed in, we’re going to get to the tricky part. Cut the heat, and whisk together your wet ingredients. Now you’re going to mix your wet ingredients into your heated ones. Make absolutely sure that you do this a little bit at a time, and mix constantly throughout. Otherwise your eggs are going to curdle, and nobody wants that.
Now that you have that ready, take your pot-o-chocolate, and bring it over to your dry ingredients. Go and pour the heated stuff into the dry.
Mix that good and thoroughly, and you’ve got yourself a batter!
So go and pour your batter into a baking pan, and stick it in the oven for 40-45 minutes.
When it’s done, your brownies should have formed a nice thin crust on top, and you should be able to poke a toothpick through the center and have it come out clean.
So now let’s check the results…
By George, I think I’ve got it. This is a brownie that’s rich and fudgy, without feeling too cake-like. I am most pleased.
So what did we learn here? Well, first of all, this recipe calls for two egg yolks without their whites. The extra fat from the yolks without the protein of the whites allows for a richer texture without necessarily getting tough from the protein.
More importantly, this recipe has no leavening agent. Without that, it has no means of bubbling up, which means we have a nice thick brownie instead of a chocolate cake.
Sometimes the world is beautiful.
i wish this was really going into my mouth right now