Thursday, August 18, 2011

A birthday party

A birhday party is the perect opportunity to play around in the kitchen. For this party I made 2 types of cookies - sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies aswell as a lemon meringue pie.

The sugar cookies that I made were from The Hummingbird's cook book and I decorated them using an icing recipe from the same book. I think I prefer this icing recipe over my other ones. It's quite firm and doesn't get all over the place - perfect for piping and doesn't get too wet even with liquid food coloring.

As for the chocolate chip cookies; I'm trying to find a recipe that gives cookies close to Subway's cookies. These ended up looking alot like them but they were crunchy, not soft and chewy like the Subway cookie. I think that maybe if I let them bake for a shorter time in the oven they may have come out less crunchy. Next time I'll try that.

The lemon meringue pie was sort of a disappointment. The first time I made it, I messed up with the filling so that it didn't set but the italian meringue came out perfect. This time however, the filling was beautiful but the syrup for the italian meringue kept crystalizing so I ended up with a regular meringue instead. That works too but it's not quite as good nor especially impressive.