Thursday, 4 April 2013

Let's Play With Our Food!!!

Hi All!

How has your week been so far? If its been good then GREAT; but if its been bad then don't worry.....its Friday tomorrow so we get to celebrate and plan our weekend.
On Today's blog we get to play with our food! Thanks to Google I came across some amazing food Art and thanks to some cool friends, I've been introduced to some funky food ideas too. Check this out:

How about this idea? Try baking your cupcakes IN an ice cream cone! I was blown away by this really funky idea.......and you can top it with frosting or with ice cream :). Great idea hey?!

Or what about this..... Make your choc-chip cookie dough and bake it on the OUTSIDE of your cupcake tin. In this way you get these awesome bowl shapes that you can now fill with ice cream, custard and sweeties. And it saves on the dishes coz with this one, you chomp your bowl!. Here are two easy choc chip cookie dough recipes to get you started:

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 packet instant vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1.) Preheat oven to 180C
2.) Mix flour, soda, salt in separate bowl. Set to the side.
3.) Cream butter and brown sugar.
4.) Add vanilla, pudding, and eggs.
5.) Mix in dry ingredients until blended.
6.) Stir in chips.
7.) Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto parchment lined or ungreased cookie sheet.
8.) Bake for 9-10 minutes or until edges of cookies are brown.
9.) Let cookies sit on sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving to wire rack.

Quick Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

1.) In First Bowl Mix:
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 Cup chocolate chips, any flavor
2.) Set to the side.
3.) In second bowl beat:
1 egg, and then add:
1 cube softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
4.) Mix well.
5.) Combine the two bowls and mix well into a sticky dough.
6.) Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
7.) Bake at 180C for 8-9 minutes or edges are golden brown
Obviously, if you're gonna mould them over the muffin tin; then roll some in your hands and flatten them out before moulding over the outside of the pan; you can choose your desired thickness but remember to adjust your baking time to match the thickness of your dough bowls. Also, using Spray 'n Cook on the tin before moulding would be a very cool idea too.

I also found these really cool food art pictures that totally wowed me. Isn't it amazing what you can do with food?! I adore this owl with its melon face and veggie body and the swimming watermelon man with water squirting out his mouth....too cool for school! I also just love this Mater sarmie! What a cool way to do sandwiches for your kiddies lunches. Although, I'd be too heartsore to even want to eat these beautiful pieces of artwork; they're really just done so fantastically.

Join me tomorrow for my Eat Like blog where we learn some sexy and curvy secrets from the voluptuous Sofia Vergara who plays Gloria in Modern Family! This is one beautiful lady for sure!

Have fun with your food.
Chef Shants xxxxx

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