Damn Good CookiesDamn Good Cookies5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter
½ cup powdered sugar
Coarse sugar or sugar sprinkles (use the crystally ones, not the bready ones)
1. Preheat the oven to 375, make sure theres a rack somewhere 'round the middle of it
2. Put the normal sugar and the vanilla into a bowl and just mix it with a fork a bit until all the sugar is brown and wet.
3. Sift the Flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt together into a separate bowl
4. Get a largish plastic mixing bowl, dump the butter in it and stick it in the microwave until its starting to melt, and is just a bit smooshy. If it melts all the way that's fine, but it'll make the dough greasy later on.
5. Next put the vanilla moosh sugar into the bowl with the butter, add the powdered sugar, and beat with an electric mixer on medium/high until the mixture has the consistency of heavy whipped cr
Arcane Treatise 045Supai's CakeArcane Treatise 0454 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
2 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
2 cup baker's chocolate, chopped
1 cup cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup honey
1 cup cake flour
10 large eggs, separated
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups passion fruit juice
1 large plum, pureed
Icing Layer 1
1.5 cup white chocolate
3 tablespoon mint extract
Icing Layer 2
1 cup milk chocolate
1/2 cup cashews, finely crushed
Icing Layer 3
2 cups dark chocolate
1/2 cup apricot brandy
1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (or 150 Celsius). Lightly grease 2 8-inch springform caketins with butter, and line bases with parchment paper.
2) Heat and gently stir baker's chocolate in a large saucepan over warm heat. Once the chocolate begins to melt, remove from heat and stir in cream cheese and honey with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Then, blend in egg yolks one by one. W
Yoshi Cookie RecipesYoshi Cookie Recipes9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
1/2 an egg, beaten
A dash of vanilla essence
Cake Flour - 130 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy.
Add the egg a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla essence.
Sift the flour into a bowl, then add it to the other ingredients.
Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and shape it into a dough.
Wrap the dough in clingfilm/plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 5mm thickness.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped pieces, and put them on a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking tray.
White Chocolate Coconut Cookies RecipeWhite Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1 cup butter (stick kind)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups flour
1/2 bag of white chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Take the butter and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat until soft, or melted.
Add the butter, sugars, eggs, baking soda, salt, honey, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well blended, perferably with an electric mixer, but a large spoon will also do. Add the coconut. Mix until blended. Then mix in the flour, one cup at a time, until blended. Then add the chocolate.
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray, then add a cereal spoonful of the cookie dough, arranged in 3X4 rows. Place in the oven, and cook for 9-10 minutes. The cookies will be done when their edges turn a golden-brown color. But if you want to play it safe, stick a toothpick into one of the cookies. If it comes out clean, t
Revised Battenburg RecipeRevised Battenburg Recipe9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
½ an egg, beaten (Substitution: 1 tablespoon cornstarch)
A dash of vanilla essence (One milliliter should be sufficient.)
Cake Flour - 100 grams
Baking Powder - 1/3 Teaspoon (Optional; see recipe)
Cocoa Powder - 2 Teaspoons
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature. Don't let it melt, just let it become soft enough to cream.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy. Don't use a whisk that's too large or the butter will go through the spaces and you'll have to fish it out with a knife. I really do know this one from experience.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy. It should change consistency as you beat it.
Add the egg (or cornstarch) a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla ess
Recipe: Lightning Chocolate CakeRecipe: Lightning Chocolate Cake3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
'Ey, nice ta see yew folks again! This time I got one'uh my pers'nal fav'rites for ya: th' fastest dang chocolate cake yew ever made from scratch! Well, I mean, it takes a while ta bake an' all, but it only takes 'bout ten minutes ta throw t'gether.
Preheat yer oven ta 375 degrees. Fahrenheit a'course.
You will need:
~3 cups flour, sifted
~2 cups sugar
~2 teaspoons baking soda
~2/3 cup cocoa powder, not th' Dutch kind, th' regular.
~5/8 cup corn oil... What kinda measurement is that? Call it half a cup.
~1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or white vinegar if ya don't have th' cider kind.
~1 tablespoon vanilla extract
~2 cups medium-strong coffee, caffeinated or not
~Yew c'n add stuff like chocolate chips, nuts, fruit or whatever ya want!
Okay, seriously, all ya gotta do is sift th' dry stuff t'gether, mix in th' liquids an' pour it inta a greased bakin' dish. This'n fills an 8x12" pan. Then ya chuck it in th' oven fer 35-40 minutes. Yew c'n tell it's done if ya stick a skewer in it an' it com
Red velvet cake recipe Rainbow Dash EditionRed velvet cake recipe Rainbow Dash Edition3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
How to make red velvet cupcakes out of Rainbow Dash
(No Rainbow Dashes were harmed in the making of these cupcakes)
This is a guide on how to make cupcakes that I think cupcakes made from pony flesh would look like. That is to say the cake itself is red, and the frosting is light blue, but not from pony hide or guts, from food coloring!! These can be made from scratch, and as such, do not have to be red if you are squeamish, but that is just the convention (though convention is with white frosting, not blue, and red sugar sprinkles, not rainbow, but shh!).
These are really yummy tasting and I recommend you make these, nao! This can also be used for a full on cake once you have the batter and frosting, but these instructions end in cupcakes, so sweet and tasty! This is also written for people who don't know baking very well, like me (even though I am somehow good at it). I also add some humor, so if you don't like that, why are you watching My Little Pony?
This is my cousin Susan's reci
Arcane Treatise 243Stanton's Detoxification ElixirArcane Treatise 2433 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
3 bunches cilantro, chopped
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
5 ribs celery, chopped
2 Fuji apples, cored and chopped
3 Persian cucumbers, chopped
1 large beet with leaves, chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
1 pound fresh cranberries
1 two-inch section fresh ginger root, grated
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pinch kosher salt
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup fresh orange juice
4 tablespoons honey
1) Place all solid ingredients plus honey in a blender, and blend until liquid.
2) Pour blended liquid through a sieve and into a large jar.
3) Pour remaining liquid ingrediants into jar, then secure the lid tightly. Shake well, then refrigerate before drinking.
Face In the ReflectionFace In the Reflection4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This face in the reflection is nothing but a monster.
You let your rage take over just once, and after,
a debilitating shockwave of fear
and embarrassment/disgust in yourself knocked you to the ground.
As you cried uncontrollably,
you became aware of the demon unleashed.
The face in the mirror is now a familiar stranger.
Arcane Treatise 001Pumpkin CasseroleArcane Treatise 0015 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
2 lb pumpkin (1 sugar pumpkin)
4 cup wild rice, cooked
3 cup light cream
2 tablespoon fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon fresh lavender
2 tablespoon minced bacon, uncooked
1 3/4 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
2 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon butter
1 cup sherry
3 cup pearl onions
1) Clean pumpkin, remove stem and seeds, and cut into 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch chunks: Place into an 8 inch pyrex plate, and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 F
2) Heat an empty small saucepan over high heat, then add ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Add sesame oil and butter, then pearl onions, stir-frying until onions brown. Add bacon and 1 tablespoon sherry, cooking until bacon begins to brown. Turn heat to medium and add 1 tablespoon sherry to deglaze the pan. Add rest of sherry while stirring and simmering until liquid is reduced by three-fourths. Remove onions, and set aside. Add cream, ros
Arcane Treatise 231Chocolate Cherry Creme PieArcane Treatise 2313 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
1 twelve-inch frozen pie crust, thawed
3 egg yolks, whisked
10 ounces worth of candy bars, chopped
5 ounces dark chocolate morsels
2 cups + 2 tablespoons whole milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup canned cherries with syrup
1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush egg yolk over pie crust until lightly covered, and reserve remaining egg yolk. Bake crust for 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove crust from oven and let cool.
2) In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat two cups milk until warm. Add candy bar, and flour to milk, stirring until candy bar melts completely. Continue stirring until milk thickens. Now fold in egg yolks, stirring until combined. Refrigerate for two to three hours, or until thickened.
3) Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over warm heat, stir chocolate morsels with remaining milk until liquid. Fold half of pudding into pie crust, and then pour melted chocolate over pudding. Refrigerate
Sea-Salt Ice Cream RecipeSea-Salt Ice Cream Recipe3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sea-Salt Ice Cream
Wire whisk or fork
Medium sized saucepan
Medium sized bowl
1 cup measure
1 teaspoon measure
Ice-cream maker or ice-pop molds or a cooler of liquid nitrogen (optional)
1 heart (optional get it)
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
blue and green food coloring (optional)
1. Re-arrange the letters of your name and add an X somewhere.
2. Crack 2 eggs into the bowl and whisk well for a few minutes. A wire whisk works best but a fork can do in a pinch.
3. Add the cup of sugar into the eggs and continue to whisk well until creamy.
4. Heat the milk in the saucepan over medium heat until warmish hot while constantly stirring with the wooden spoon (do not use a metal spoon it will scratch your pot and make the milk burn easier). The milk should be right before boiling, but do not
Set FreeSet Free5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Lights dimmed slowly. People chattering excitedly hushed untill it was as if there was not a soul in the arena. Not even a breath could be heard over my audible heartbeat, faltering inside me. Steady drum beats echoed through the eerie quiet. In unison, us children of the night howled at the darkness of the stage. Everyone swayed in a hypnotic motion whilst hundreds of blue lights blindingly flashed. Completely surrounded by bodies, a rush of energy pulsed through my veins. Beads of sweat had broken out across my forehead. The boom from Shannon's drums struck against my ribs, creating hollow beats inside of my chest, crushing my lungs. The stage lights had stunned me, and my cheeks were streamed with salty tears.
The ground shook like an earthquake so I jumped along with it. From high up on the balcony, the raised hands and bobbing heads, looked like below me was a stormy sea. I glanced at my friend further down the row, practically at the side of the stage. She hadn't got the best vie
It Should Have Been You Thor held Loki's body, the tears flowing freely down his cheeks. He looked up at Colonel Fury, his blue eyes both flashing and shattering. "Why?!"It Should Have Been You3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fury's one eye locked onto Thor's. The pain in Thor's eyes cut Fury, and he was not a man who was easily cut. "He was going to kill us, Thor."
"He was my brother," Thor choked.
My brother my lover my everything.
"You killed my brother!" Thor's hand tangled in Loki's hair, almost as if his touch could revive him. "Loki " another tear slid off Thor's cheek, this one landing on Loki's cheek. His lifeless green eyes stared up at Thor, accusing.
"It was him or us!"
Amnesia IntroductionAmnesia Introduction3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It was a frozen November morning in the streets of Los Angeles. The sky was grey and the clouds looked similar, they both reflected the mood of the scenes below. Yet out of all this dark was a spark of light. A young man riding a bicycle rode round the corner, His hawk like hair rustled in the wind as he rode. He wore a leather jacket with a white triangle which had a horizontal line in the middle marked on the back, he also wore black skinny jeans and trainers with bright pink markings which stood out from the dull surroundings. His bright blue eyes were full of determination as he rode up a hill of tarmac and concrete, his joints moved swiftly as his white bike reflected through the icy puddles scattered over the road. His heavy breaths were visible in the open air as the wind picked up so he had to ride harder to keep up the pace. As he cleared the hill he sighed with relief, his knees wobbled a little. He relaxed as the bike drifted down hill, yet he was still wary as his hand hove
SH - The Fallen part1SH - The Fallen part15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I had never thought about how I could lose something or someone very important. I lived my own little life in some sort of box, never knowing what was coming in and what was coming out.
I had known that the fact living with Holmes under same roof, you really could not know. Sometimes he could have dragged me out and be just so damn eager to solve something.
At other times he would seem like the most emotional, shut-in person I have ever known. It had happened that he did not even want to speak a word to me for days, and I had been worried. But when I finally had seen him again, I knew that it was just him being Holmes and nothing else. It was never something serious. I had lived under that thought for a long time.
He was such a lovely friend to me. I never wanted him to leave, and I knew he felt the same about me. When I was not around he could think of something so foolish that I could not believe it. He would have himself got beaten up by someone much bigger than himself, so I could
Ode to Michael JacksonOde to Michael Jackson3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A musical veteran.
With his eyes aglow like a shooting comet
he flings his hat, dances like the flick of a shadow
and shares his talents with the universe.
I admire his acts of faith.
His good will towards man.
His appreciation towards children.
His care for the Earth.
People say he's grotesque,
I say he's beautiful,
He's been hit with lies.
Hurt with words.
Victimized by brutality.
But he still stands strong.
I hear him in the singing birds.
I smell him in the blooming flowers.
I see him in the rushing water.
I feel him in the blowing wind.
I taste him in his marvelous music.
With a heavy heart
I saw him go.
He was gone too soon
much too soon.
AlibiAlibi4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"What are you looking at?!",
A little boy whimpered as a cluster of larger boys surrounded him covering him with their shadows.
"Look at that! It's a new kid...",
The boy gulped as he shivered with fear. The largest of the group then stepped forward and outstretched his arm towards the boy, his hand open, revealing his palm.
"Gimme your lunch money."
The boy looked around him for a way to escape but his was trapped with his back against the wall.
"Don't make me ask again..." the bully replied to the boys silence as he used his other hand to form a fist as he raised it towards the boy. The boy closed his eyes tight as he saw the bully open his mouth...
"Leave my brother alone!"
The boy opened one eye as the bully stepped aside and turned round to reveal the older brother of the boy.
"Shannon..." the boy whispered as the bully approached his next target, Shannon was bigger then his brother but he was still smaller then the bully.
"Yeah!? What are you going do about it?" the bully said sa
8 Tips for Having Your Story Critiqued8 Tips for Having Your Story Critiqued8 Tips for Having Your Story Critiqued6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Today I want to talk about the critiquing process—mainly, how to prepare for and deal with another person test-reading your story. With these suggestions, I hope to prepare writers for critiques of multiple calibers, how to interpret them, how to deal with the person giving the critique, and how to handle the suggestions that are given. It sounds simple but it may, in fact, be the most difficult part of the writing process to learn. But remember, I have faith in you, or I would not be writing this!
Tip 1: Remember that the critic is your best friend.
No matter if you are dealing with a very lousy critic or a great one, remember that they are spending their time—usually for free—just to help you with your story. That requires time, effort, and energy—and only someone with a great deal of kindness will bother expending what is required to read your story.
Tip 2: Remember that drafts 1-3 are going to suck.
Yes, it may be th
7 Tips for Reading Like a Writer7 Tips for Reading Like a Writer7 Tips for Reading Like a Writer6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So I've repeated a few times that one of the most important steps to being a writer, is to be a reader. And so, before I continue with my step-by-step process so that anyone can write a publishable novel, I want to give you some tips to make you an active reader. And yes, I'm also stalling with my articles a couple days until I get back to my giant, wonderful computer and stable internet—so sue me haha. But seriously, some important info here.
Tip 1: Get some pencils, colored pens, and some paperbacks that you don't mind marking.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of pencils and colored pens to being an active writer. First, humans are tactile learners. We learn by touching and doing. Second, the process of marking and writing in the margins encourages us to actually pay close attention to what we are reading, and to read slowly and carefully. But then, what should we mark?
Tip 2: Mark everything you really like, or really dislike.
The Softer Side of Loki Contest EntryLove is The Best Medicine:The Softer Side of Loki Contest Entry3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Loki crept into the room quietly, careful not to rouse the bundled-up figure on the bed.
"Temperature is at 98.7 degrees, sir."
He frowned, looking down at the tuft of hair that was the only part of Tony to be seen.
"And the others have been giving him his medicine by the hour?"
"On the dot. Ms. Romanov was the last one to have entered the room approximately 15 minutes ago."
"Alright. Thank you, JARVIS."
"You're welcome, sir."
Sighing, Loki gently sat himself beside the cocoon of blankets, slowly tugging until Tony's scrunched-up face came into view.
He placed a hand on the sweat-drenched forehead, feeling the heat of high fever, to try and share the natural coldness that his Asgardian form couldn't hide, wiping away the beads of perspiration that have started to gather and slide down.
"JARVIS, if his temperature doesn't drop by tonight, please contact the hospital and tell them that we'll be bringing Tony there, I'll go and inform Ms. Potts about his conditi
Whump!Sherlock fic pt. 1 (Untitled) "Sherlock, I got the milk!" John Watson struggled up the fifteen steps (which he knew so well from dragging the grocery shopping bags up the stairs every week) with his arms full of groceries.Whump!Sherlock fic pt. 1 (Untitled)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Along with every other damn thing you asked me to buy," John muttered under his breath. "Oh, no, don't mind me," John yelled into the flat in the general direction of Sherlock's room. He didn't see Sherlock.
John dropped the plastic bags on the kitchen table and began unpacking them. "Just leave me to go out, pick out the groceries, pay for them because I'M the one with the job, a steady source of income, get into a row with a bloody chip-and-pin machine, AND come home and unpack. Just sit there, Sherlock, and do nothing. It's all fine with me!"
Sherlock gave no reply.
After ten minutes of unloading and organizing the groceries, John called out again. "Sherlock, I'm not really that mad. Just- if you helped out s
I Lost My Fear Of Falling 7I Lost My Fear Of Falling 74 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh, God, Gee, do that again." I groan out. He obeys, immediately tugging again, harder, but not so much that it hurts. I moan again, loudly, embarrassingly loud, and he chuckles again. In revenge, I stand up, pull myself away earning a strangled and startled yell from Gerard. That is, until I unbutton my pants. As I'm about to unzip them, Gee reaches over and grabs my hand, pulling me to him.
"No, no, Mikey. That's for me to do." And I stare as his hands replace mine, unzipping me, and then as he pulls them down, himself going with them. I kick them off to the side, and he runs his hands up and down my thighs. My breath is coming in quick, short bursts, and I feel a bit lightheaded. "Mikey, baby, are you okay with going farther? You look like you're gonna pass out, honey." He says, concern coloring his voice, almost covering the lust.
I laugh out loud. "Are you kidding? Of course I wanna go on! I'm just so happy, and well, um