wolffe: (good food)
It really didn't take but a couple of hours after [livejournal.com profile] mellusions posted the link to a recipe for homemade Samoas before I had totally justified making a batch. Well, I did need a xmas gift for my stepmother after all! And I could totally send the rest to work with Jason.

Which is good. Because the last thing I need are 4+ dozen Samoas in the house. My apologies to girl scouts everywhere, but I will never again pay $3 a dozen for these. They were pretty easy (the bitch is the assembly, but it's just time consuming) and they taste amazingly good.



A few tips, in case anyone else decides to make these. The dough does not come together in the mixing bowl. You have to knead it some first. Then it's really easy to work with. I'd never made shortbread before, so I didn't know the dough would be crumbly before you smooshed it together.

Skip putting the holes in the center. Unless you're seriously anal you're going to cover them up with coconut anyway. If I had realized that getting the cookies done would have gone a lot faster.

Don't even attempt to spread the caramel/coconut concoction on the cookies with a knife or offset spatula. Biggest pain in the ass ever. Spray your fingers with Pam and do it with your hands. Just rinse your hands every 5th cookie or so in warm water and respray and things will move along nicely.

Use a thick (freezer type) ziploc bag if you don't have a piping bag. Thankfully my cheap ass glad sandwich bag held for the first 3 dozen cookies before the seam exploded and sent chocolate everywhere. Jason's coworkers will get the ones with big globs instead of the nice drizzles.

And just for fun as I was working on the friends' holiday gifts I have yet to finish I snapped a picture of my cutting table/prep area/work space. What we used to call our dining room table. The cats often keep me company. Pilsbury is always polite and tries to find an open spot. Lokai goes straight for the fabric stack. *snort*

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It really didn't take but a couple of hours after [livejournal.com profile] mellusions posted the link to a recipe for homemade Samoas before I had totally justified making a batch. Well, I did need a xmas gift for my stepmother after all! And I could totally send the rest to work with Jason.

Which is good. Because the last thing I need are 4+ dozen Samoas in the house. My apologies to girl scouts everywhere, but I will never again pay $3 a dozen for these. They were pretty easy (the bitch is the assembly, but it's just time consuming) and they taste amazingly good.



A few tips, in case anyone else decides to make these. The dough does not come together in the mixing bowl. You have to knead it some first. Then it's really easy to work with. I'd never made shortbread before, so I didn't know the dough would be crumbly before you smooshed it together.

Skip putting the holes in the center. Unless you're seriously anal you're going to cover them up with coconut anyway. If I had realized that getting the cookies done would have gone a lot faster.

Don't even attempt to spread the caramel/coconut concoction on the cookies with a knife or offset spatula. Biggest pain in the ass ever. Spray your fingers with Pam and do it with your hands. Just rinse your hands every 5th cookie or so in warm water and respray and things will move along nicely.

Use a thick (freezer type) ziploc bag if you don't have a piping bag. Thankfully my cheap ass glad sandwich bag held for the first 3 dozen cookies before the seam exploded and sent chocolate everywhere. Jason's coworkers will get the ones with big globs instead of the nice drizzles.

And just for fun as I was working on the friends' holiday gifts I have yet to finish I snapped a picture of my cutting table/prep area/work space. What we used to call our dining room table. The cats often keep me company. Pilsbury is always polite and tries to find an open spot. Lokai goes straight for the fabric stack. *snort*

wolffe: (Lokai)


She's our water baby. She lays in the sink until I have to spit out my toothpaste, and then I make her get out. Before that, I've run the water to wet my toothbrush and take my vitamin. I have no doubt she would totally freak if I tried to give her a bath though.
wolffe: (Default)


She's our water baby. She lays in the sink until I have to spit out my toothpaste, and then I make her get out. Before that, I've run the water to wet my toothbrush and take my vitamin. I have no doubt she would totally freak if I tried to give her a bath though.

Pictures!

Jul. 8th, 2007 12:38 pm
wolffe: (Default)


This really is how he prefers to sleep.
a few more including new kitten pics )

Pictures!

Jul. 8th, 2007 12:38 pm
wolffe: (Default)


This really is how he prefers to sleep.
a few more including new kitten pics )

Meet Lokai

Jun. 19th, 2007 10:02 pm
wolffe: (pet hard)
Apparently this little ball of floof is our newest family member. :)


Star Trek fans should get the name we chose for her, although "tornado" would have been more appropriate.


And the mandatory size reference photo.

Pilsbury is still not amused, but at least he's not hissing at her tonight. He's given her a couple of good smacks though, so we're going to have to keep an eye on him.

Meet Lokai

Jun. 19th, 2007 10:02 pm
wolffe: (Default)
Apparently this little ball of floof is our newest family member. :)


Star Trek fans should get the name we chose for her, although "tornado" would have been more appropriate.


And the mandatory size reference photo.

Pilsbury is still not amused, but at least he's not hissing at her tonight. He's given her a couple of good smacks though, so we're going to have to keep an eye on him.

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