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Follow These Tips for Bakery Quality Cookies Every Time

February 26, 2015 1:07 pm

If you’ve ever wondered how to get that deliciously moist, chewy cookie consistency that you normally only find at your favorite bakery, all it takes is a bit of inside knowledge. Here are some expert tips that will help you to bake better cookies at home.

  1. Use a high-quality cookie sheet. Although stainless steel cookie sheets are a bit pricier, they make all the difference when it comes to your cookies. Dark colored sheets may cause your cookies to burn on the bottom, which results in an overcooked, dry texture.
  2. Be sure to use soft butter. Many at-home bakers skip this step and use cold butter to save time, but letting the butter melt a bit can work wonders when it comes to the texture of your cookies.
  3. Know which ingredients to use for your desired consistency. If you like cookies that are thinner and crispier, add more sugar. For cake-like cookies you can add an extra egg, and for a coarse, crumbly texture, simply add baking soda.
  4. Only bake one sheet at a time. Baking multiple cookie sheets at once can cause them to bake inconsistently, so try to use only one sheet at a time. If you’re short on time you can bake a few sheets at once, but be sure to rotate them frequently.

Cookie Tips – Secrets to Making Perfect Cookies [What’s Cooking America]
Tips for Baking Perfect Cookies [Macrina Bakery]
Tip: The Secret to Baking Perfectly Browned Cookies Every Time [The Kitchn]
Tips for Getting That Perfect Cookie Texture [Baking Bites]

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Crush Craft: Authentic Thai Cuisine

February 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Capitalizing on the soaring success of gourmet street food, Crush Craft kicks the wheels off the cart and sets up shop to serve hungry patrons what may just be some of the best Thai food in the city. The creativity of the cuisine is evident in the dishes as well as the space, an industrial-chic decor that is open and bright with burst of colorful everywhere.

Similarly, the menu incorporates a variety of flavors and spices into common dishes such as phat ke moa with hand-crushed chilies or gang panag neua with keffir lime leaves. The papaya salad is another customer favorite, a tangy treat of green papaya and Thai chilies. The lively atmosphere of Crush Craft makes it a great place to come with friends for a quick meal.

Crushcraft
2800 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(972) 677-7038
www.crushcraftthai.com
www.yelp.com/biz/crushcraft-thai-street-eats-dallas-2

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

February 16, 2015 11:04 am

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