Posts Tagged ‘ baking ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Oatmeal Toffee Coconut Chocolate Cookies

I had a bag of toffee chips in the pantry, but didn’t want to make the standard über-sweet recipe on the side of the bag. I scouted the rest of the pantry for remnants from other recipes: coconut, semisweet chips, white chips. Hmm, this might have potential. As it turns out, I completely oversoftened (melted) […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You’ll recognize this recipe from last year: same basic idea, same basic recipe. But for our second batch, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant skipped the Andes and went straight for the big guns: Trader Joe’s miniature peanut butter cups used as chips in a a slightly modified version Alton Brown’s chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Oh yes. Really. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Beautiful Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits with Lard As with many posts, I feel the need to attribute my interest in cooking — and I sincerely mean having any interest at all — to Alton Brown. Had Alton not taught me many of the basics of cooking, we would be eating a lot of take out and fast food. My […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pan Cubano (Cuban Bread)

There’s something about Cuban bread. It’s soft, smooth and perfectly suited to making Cuban sandwiches, or just accompanying a lovely Cuban meal. But for some reason I’d never actually attempted making it. One weekend, I was feeling inspired. I found a lot of recipes to work from, including one from my go-to source, 3 Guys […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Embrace the Lard

Looks like someone has been looking in my fridge. Dear Betty, What’s this I hear about you using lard in your baking? Seriously? Lard? What the hell are you thinking? – Baffled in Boise Ok, I’ll admit it: I went out of my way to drive to a farmer’s market on a rainy Saturday morning […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Those who know my Tiny Kitchen Assistant know of his love of all things mint chocolate, from the mint chocolate chip muffins that he came up with as a preschooler to the bright green ice cream from Marianne’s in Santa Cruz. So when he said, “Hey, I have an idea for a really good cookie!” […] Read More