Decided to bake cookies today. Recipe in this mornings supplement (think its called American something or other)
Anyway mixed up dough which called for no flavoring or liquid. It was very crumbly (flour, oatmeal, one egg, sugar, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips.) After putting about 4 very loose mounds on the cookie sheet, I decided to add some liquid which was 1% milk. All the cookies inc the first ones came out fine and taste quite yummy.
But do you ever doubt a recipe you want to try esp like this in a throw away publication?
There are mistakes made even in cookbooks. Since I'm not a particularly experienced cook, I like getting recipes from web sites with reviews. If there is a mistake in the written recipe, reviewers will point it out and give you the fix. Also, reviewers will make suggestions to improve a recipe even if it is printed correctly.
Yes, occasionally mistakes are made in the printed word. If you've cooked enough you realize when something is not right. I did a Barefoot Contessa recipe the other day and thought it the same -- so I added a bit -- just a bit of liquid and they came out perfectly.
Sometimes, if there is butter in the recipe, it may not have as much "water" and that particular pound will make dry cookies to which you have to add some liquid. Other times, you wouldn't. And it's not the brand necessarily as just that "batch".
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I agree. Sometimes you have to trust your instincts. As has been mentioned, I too love to research recipes on line that offer reviews. This way you have a sense of what to expect and how the pitfalls were remedied.
I rarely try recipes from our local newspaper.
They are notorious for botching the recipe when printing and it's obvious by the articles they NEVER reread what they wrote, let alone proof read anything.
Well this wasn't from our newspaper per se. It was a supplement which I am assuming goes into many newspapers throughout the country. You know like Parade in the Sunday papers.
I forgot to say that it did have butter in it. They are good.
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