One thing I've noticed is that when I try to bake and carry on a conversation at the same time the end result is not pretty. The other day Elizabeth and I were baking cookies that I had successfully made before. (Click here for recipe.) We thought it would be a snap but somewhere along time line something got mismeasured and we ended up with frisbee cookies - ultra flat cookies studded with chocolate chips that almost poked through the dough. I'm sure there are some of you out there who know what I mean.
As we looked at the disaster and asked "What happened?", I knew it was because I wasn't paying attention. I've come to the conclusion I'm a solitary baker and I need to really focus on the task at hand otherwise chaos ensues. (Plus it totally wrecks my cred as a competent baker) Sigh.
No worries though. With a little Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream we soon had some yummy ice cream sandwiches to snack on. The cookies were actually perfect for this - thin, chewy and able to hold the ice cream without breaking. Everyone ate these up and that is how I turned a not-so-perfect cookie into something cool and refreshing and restored my rep - all thanks to Breyers.