About a year ago I attempted to make fudge from this same cookbook and I had the worst luck with it. The fudge was completely…well, nothing. It wasn’t edible, fudgelike, or anything salvageable. It was one of the biggest fails I have had in a long time. And particularly disheartening when your blog name is Fudging Ahead. Oh well. I decided to give it one more go and figured if it didn’t work, then I would make a different chocolate frosting instead.
In case you’re wondering about the size of this cake and the shape, I made it for the Fudgelet’s half birthday. He liked it…but said he wants his next cake to be a sheet cake because he didn’t like having frosting inside the cake…I have no words.
We are all cookie monsters in this family. Well, I’m not sure about the Chiplet yet but since he comes from two cookie monsters, it is likely. I don’t discriminate when it comes to the size of the cookies. So, one big cookie that I just press into a skillet and bake? That sounds great!
But why is this one so special?
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- Tagged bravetart, chocolate chip, chocolate chip skillet cookie, cookie cake, cookie pie, fudging ahead, fudgingahead, skillet cookie
For some reason, I keep thinking I have this recipe shared on here. It is my current favorite pie crust recipe that has good luck each time I make it. Plus, I can make it without any tools. No fancy pictures today because if desired, you can check out more details at the Serious Eats site. This is just my summary for my reference, but you might like to see it, too.
I know, I always talk about not needing another brownie recipe, but then I decided to try making these. I actually got the recipe initially via a keto post and modified it to be made with regular ingredients. You see, I’ve had bad luck making some of the recent recipes from Stella and so wasn’t sure about her book. Then I saw a picture of these brownies and wanted to try them myself. Sure enough, they are fudgy, but not gooey. They have a crisp top but are chewy inside.
Yes, these are my new favorite brownies, I think. I might need to make them monthly just to be sure.
Another month goes by, another dessert to make for my dad. This month I would be flying to see him, so I could pick a dessert that didn’t need to ship well, but hopefully could pack well. When we were picking the desserts for this year, he wanted to try a new kind of cookie. I pulled up my bookmarked recipes, and he was interested in the Homemade Milanos, created by Bravetart. I found the recipe through Serious Eats and had been eager to make them. I figured that cookies were easy to pack, but these might break if shipped, so a May visit was the perfect time!
As for the name,
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