PPQ: My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 26th, 2010

It is that time again… Project Pastry Queen…  For this week, Kalyna picked the Chocolate Chip Cookies… I’ve been craving them lately so I was excited to try…

Honestly, I was disappointed with this recipe.  They ended up being little rocks… I do not know if I messed up the recipe but I found there to be too much flour.  My friends loved them and they were gone quickly but… not my favorite.

Hopefully, the other members Project Pastry Queen had more success…Check out the recipe.

An Appetizer… Thank you for voting!

September 25th, 2010

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for voting for me! I made it to the second round of Project Food Blog.

I have been working on the next challenge… tomorrow I’ll unveil my Classic Ethnic Dinner…

Now just a little appetizer… Sabzi Khordan and Alounak’s Persian Flatbread that I found in Crazy Water Pickled Lemons.

Sabzi Khordan
equal bunches of cilantro/tarragon/mint/basil, chopped
1 bunch of radishes, sliced
1/2 red onion, chopped
8 oz. feta, crumbled
olive oil

Mix it all together. Eat with Alounak’s Persian Flatbread.

Alounak’s Persian Flatbread

1 tsp. dried yeast
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
9 oz flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
olive oil

1. Proof the yeast with the yeast, sugar and a little water for about 15 minutes.
2. Stir in the dry ingredients. Add a little water at a time until it comes into a ball. (I used maybe only 1/2 cup of water in total).
3. Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl and leave it to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
4. Set oven to at least 450 and place a baking sheet in it.
5. Once the dough as risen, divide in four balls. Roll into dinner plate sized portions using a rolling pin. Stretch a little more with you hands. Leave them to proof for a half an hour.
6. Grease the baking pan with olive oil. Prick the dough with a fork. Place on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes. The bread will puff up.

What is “Just Get Floury”?

September 17th, 2010

It started as a hobby… something for me to express my creativity through as I continued to challenge myself through many culinary adventures… It grew to be so much more…

My blog is me! It documents my culinary development as I learn different techniques, such as perfecting a souffle or making pasta, as I explore different cuisines, such as Tikka Marsla or empandas, and as I find comfort in the foods of my childhood…
but it also reflects my life…I am able through my kitchen to demonstrate what is going on… from school stress to fun vacations to family traditions… I share these with my readers and find support in them…
plus, I love to include my friends and family in the creation of the blog whether through guest posts, comments or support… without them it would not have the such strong meaning to me…

My blog does not fit into a specific category because to me it is truly an adventure… shaped by experience, inspiration and sometimes just random luck

I love blogging! I hope you love reading it!

P.S. Please support me by voting for me at Project Food Blog! Polls open on September 20, 2010! Thank you!