Anton Diaz's Our Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews present the 2nd Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test, the celebrated food tasting event, on September 15, 2012 at the Rockwell Tent from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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I went to the store yesterday and bought a bag of walnuts because I want to try making a banana bread. Then I looked at my pantry and saw that I have unsalted butter, shortening, flour, baking soda, eggs, sugars and chocolate chip morsels. So I thought, why not make a Chocolate Chip Walnut cookies instead?
It has been a while since I baked cookies and surprisingly, I miss it. I excitedly gathered and measured my ingredients.
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 sticks softened unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (for that light and crispy texture) 1/2 cup white granulated sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cup walnuts 2 cups chocolate chip morsels (can be less or more depending on how you like it)
I love all-day breakfast grubs. I find comfort in them. Speaking of breakfast, I consider French Toast as one of those all-day breakfast treats. To be honest with you, I didn't really like French Toast the first time I tried it many many years ago. So when Sir introduced me to it again, I gave it a shot and this time, I loved it! I love the subtle spice of the cinnamon and that rich, moist texture of the bread. The way Sir made it was just simple- whisk ingredients, soak bread, fry and serve. I don't have any objection to that but I know that there's a way to make it restaurant-style.
So I surfed the web and watched a lot of versions of "how to make french toasts" in youtube until I found, what I think is, the best recipe. I just did some modifications but basically followed the recipe. Since I have a whole loaf of Texas Style bread (about 14 thick slices), I figured I could do a whole batch of French Toast!
Here are the ingredients:
Thick slices of bread (whatever bread you fancy) 4 eggs (2 eggs per 7 slices of bread) 1 cup milk 2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg pinch of salt unsalted butter for frying
Our last stop, after Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square, was the gigantic Christmas Tree in Union Square. We rode the F Train which took us to downtown San Francisco. We got off Powell station and walked towards Geary Street where Union Square is. The moment I saw the place, I instantly felt the Christmas vibe.