Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bakespace Contest #2

Bakespace is a new site to me that I've gotten all sorts of ideas from already! I decided to take on a challenge they recently posted...

The mission: Recreate a dish from one of your favorite movies, or a movie you didn’t particularly care for, but still liked the food.

So here's my movie: Stranger Than Fiction
Here's the clip for the movie:

And here is my recreation: Easy enough. Beautiful chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven with a glass of milk made especially for the love of my life.
Here's the recipe:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
I'm always looking for an excuse to try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. This one was probably the closest to my perfect one I've tried! I love this movie. This scene rings so clearly with me and why I love to bake so much. I'm the girl who spends time baking and looking up recipes when I should be working or studying. Change the world with cookies. I can do that!

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