Perfect cookies anyone? Well maybe not perfect... but I don't see myself getting much closer than this.
A lemon meringue pie with no lemons, or lemon juice. I wanted to make SOMETHING that day, and was very low on ingredients. So this is a sweet custard flavoured with one of my candy flavourings, and a couple drops of food colouring.
A little molecular gastronomy play. This is raspberry juice mixed with sodium alginate which was dripped (using a turkey baster lawl) into a mix of water and calcium chloride. When the sodium alginate meets calcium chloride mixed with water it forms a gel.
One day at work at was sent on break, and decided to go to the electronics store next door. I went in, looked around, and found..... :o an ice cream maker! Only $40!
My first flavour was vanilla of course. The best flavour evar! It turned out great! So rich, intense, and had the perfect consistency, the kind of texture you'd expect from the commercially sold "frozen dessert." My second flavour was banana. Or what I was initially aiming for. I had pureed a bunch of bananas, and added some cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. I hadn't simply made banana ice cream... this was banana bread ice cream! I'm sure this is different for everyone, but to me this was the banana bread my mom used to make - in ice cream form. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of those 2. But the banana had an interesting tint, probably due to the fact i used a mix of old frozen bananas and new ones. The new ones were probably brown the minute i finished pureeing it anyway. And we all know what vanilla ice cream looks like.
Apple cinnamon, my 3rd flavour. I pureed the apples and let them sit in some sugar water to keep the apples from freezing too hard or too quick I added lots of cinnamon both during the heating and the ice cream making churning. As you can see this one froze a little hard. I probably didn't let the apples sit in the sugar water long enough. I hope this one makes up for that...
Cookie dough ice cream. I spent some time trying to lay those cookies down just right, so there is some meltage. But you can see those scoop wrinkles. Always a good sign of great consistency in my opinion.
Chocolate peanut butter. Sooooo good. This comes just barely behind cookie dough on the best ones I have made to date. Both flavours are present in the ice cream, ever changing... you notice the chocolate, then the peanut butter slips in there, then the chocolate pushes him back, and the peanut butter starts tackling chocolate, and chocolate starts biting and kicking peanut butter below the belt and then peanut butter grabs chocolate and.... oh whoops..
Hazelnut with white chocolate. This one was more for my friends than me. I found the hazelnut to be a bit much in this. Appropriately so - I had used half a jar of nutella for it. Luckily my friends were all over that.
There have been other bakings; angel food cake, apple strudels, imitation tootsie rolls, ice cream cookie sandwiches, a better take on gummies, and other stuff I can't think of.
Just for fun here's a bit of what eats up my non baking/working time.
I took part of a minecraft project making a huge map that we would release to the public. We planned for the map to be an MMORPG (multi-man online role playing game). We had built arenas, battlegrounds, dungeons, raids, open world, character classes, professions, spells, and of course we had a subscriber feature for those who wanted a little extra something. We had everything built and pretty much put together, we even had a sponsor hosting an unlimited server for us. Alas, shortly before release, just after I had finished my 3 day project of building an actual 100% automatic real time counter set to go off on release an count the days our server was active - the project was closed.
I have been playing this game for a good 8 years or so now. Always playing this game :D. I was lucky enough to AAA this song before the winter came in and I got the hand hands.
Hope you enjoyed the goods. I enjoyed making them.
Zzyxk (my new online tagname [pronounced Zeek])