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The Chocolate-Chip Cookie Journey

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As a chocolate-chip cookie lover, I'm always on the quest of finding the best recipe on earth. Every time I think I found it, there comes a new recipe to try, with better taste and appearance than the former best. Perhaps recipes don't matter too much, there are many, many versions of them that make great cookies. Maybe it's the experiences that you gain from trying so many slightly different recipes that shape the best cookies.

After all, every people have their own preferences. One prefers slightly crisp cookies whilst other prefers gooey under-baked ones. There are fans of super thick and fluffy cookies as well as the flatter ones. Some people don't mind with the generous amount of sugar used in the recipe, others prefer to reduce it and get lesser-than-expected texture.

However best a recipe someone claims to be, you always have to tweak it a bit to your own preference.

This picture is from 2008. The cookies were made using the very first chocolate-chip cookie reci…

Bread-Making Madness #1: Rustic Bread

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Warmest good morning from homemade rustic bread!

(I totally, completely forgot which recipe I used for making this bread. So, no recipe link yet...)

Can't Get Enough Of This, Too!

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My Favorite Lemon Meringue Pie, recipe from here.

#BakingWithKid: Chocolate Cake With Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

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Another baking session with the kid, with a little more effort this time. And another popular thingy that I've been wanting to try to make: salted caramel. I think this one is more understandable. I mean, it's CARAMEL. Plus, salted. It can't go wrong. 
I was drooling when I saw this beautiful cake picture here. Look at that caramel drizzling! But please, please don't compare it with my result. I followed the recipe as closely as possible, yet the result is messy, no beauty. But the taste, OhMyGod. I was right, people were right, salted caramel can't go wrong.