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  • The question is who would you rather cook dinner for you? Caroline, Baji or Raspberry Express?

    I’m going with Caroline

  • I said goddamn, goddamn, goddamn. Since my wife and doc have cut me off from all but a trickle of this stuff, these photos are like porn.

  • When did $500k for a mediocre house become a good deal?

    Serious question…is everyone in DC rich? I mean, where I’m from I’d get a huge McMansion for 500k, with a big yard and 4 car garage. I realize property in big cities like DC, NY, Chicago are different than say the Mid-West, and I know it’s all about location, but geesh! How can one that want’s to stay in this area ever afford such expensive property?

    I actually have an OK job, and both my financé and I make OK money, but everything in DC, especially non “ghetto” hoods is well over 500k, in many cases over a million. What gives? Does everyone here have that much money, or are they in super debt? I don’t get it (hence the reason I guess I don’t own property).

  • Hey PoP – can you make it a requirement that people share recipes if you are going to show their food porn? jk, kinda…

    • SouthwestDC

      Here ya go:

      Grapefruit Yogurt Cake with the following mods:

      Substituted 1 cup almond meal + 1/2 cup AP flour for the 1 1/2 cups AP flour– though next time I’d probably do 50% almond/50% flour.
      Substituted 1 cup fat-free yogurt for the 1 cup whole-milk yogurt.
      Substituted 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil for the 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
      Baked the batter in greased muffin tins (took about 30 minutes) and didn’t do the confectioner’s sugar glaze.

  • Those cookies were cooked too long, and the dough was not chilled enough prior to baking. They will be much better next time, if you give the dough a 30min rest. They will thicker and brown more evenly.

  • Seriously???? You are criticizing a photo of someone’s cookies?


  • i like my cookies thin and chewy and these turned out just the way i like them. i used the recipe on the back of the nestle’s choc chip bag and adjusted the brown sugar levels to make it more to my liking. tips:


    Use coarser sugar for thicker, chewier cookies. When sugar dissolves, it acts as a tenderizer that interferes with dough structure. This increases spreading in much the same way as baking soda does as described in the previous step because finer sugar dissolves more easily than coarser sugar. So if you want your cookies to remain thick and chewy, use coarse sugar (or use fine sugar for the opposite effect).

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