Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Cafe @ Amplify
Just the other day, I had an important task. Well at least, it was important to me. I had to bake something. There was going to be a 'cafe' thingie at the YISS i was helping at. To be specific, there was going to be some time for participants to chill & catch up. There were massage and manicure stations, together with sports like table tennis and netball. And then there was going to be the 'cafe'. Okay, it was going to be some kind of makeshift cafe, but hey it's my first shot at selling my food.
So I decided to bake cookies. I ended up baking chocolate chunk and oatmeal raisin cookies. And guess what, they were a sell-out! haha, well at least now I know where I stand. Hey, i'm seriously thinking of selling my cookies as a sideline thingie. Hmmm now that's a thought.
Okay, anyway here are some pictures from the cafe stint I did. enjoy!
my oatmeal raisin cookies
For this, I used a new recipe i found in the Martha Stewart Holiday Cookie edition mag that Sarah sent me. It was delicious! I think I'll stick to this recipe the next time I feel like some oatmeal cookies again.
the cafe corner - sans people
my 'customers' at the cafe corner
Emicakes kindly sponsored more than 100 pieces of brownies for the cafe. Cool huh? They were amazing and came with a lovely chocolate layer. I also sold some other biscuits and snacks.
live music @ the cafe. how cool is this?
my cookies for sale
now you see it....
now you don't!
so there, my first attempt at actually selling cookies I've made. I've been thinking about setting up an online bakery and I really might just go ahead with it. Hmmm what do you guys think?
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Stir together oats, flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl, set aside.
Put butter and sugars n the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add oat mixture, mix until just combined. Mix in raisins
Using a 1 and half inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.
Bake until golden and just set, about 14 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks using a spatula; let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days.