Posts Tagged ‘#cookie’

Space Cookie Cutters

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Imagine creating a galaxy that is not far away but in your very own kitchen?

Are you looking for an adventurous, out of this world cookie baking idea for your kids to bake from scratch in the kitchen or a birthday party idea?

This will entice all the cookie connoisseurs in your household.

Let us introduce you to the Space Cookie Cutters.

Space Cookie Cutters

Bake your own 3D Space Ships. Choose from cookie cutters that come in the shape of a rocket, a shuttle, a star fighter and a space buggy. Cut out the cookie dough, bake them in the oven and then slot the cookies together to make edible space ships.

As for a kind of cookie to bake, let us suggest chocolate chip cookies.

Out of interest, are you curious to know who invented the chocolate chip cookie?

After a little research, a woman by the name of Ruth Wakefield not Ruth Bader Ginsburg but another Ruth invented them.

“Along with her husband Kenneth, she bought a tourist lodge named the Toll House Inn, where she prepared the recipes for meals that were served to guests.

In 1930, Wakefield was mixing a batch of cookies for her roadside inn guests when she discovered that she was out of baker’s chocolate. She substituted broken pieces of Nestle’s semi-sweet chocolate, expecting it to melt and absorb into the dough to create chocolate cookies. That didn’t happen, but the surprising result helped to make Ruth Wakefield one of the 20th century’s most famous women inventors. When she removed the pan from the oven, Wakefield realized that she had accidentally invented “chocolate chip cookies.”

At the time, she called her creations “Toll House Crunch Cookies.” They became extremely popular locally, and the recipe was soon published in a Boston newspaper. As the popularity of the Toll House Crunch Cookie increased, the sales of Nestle’s semi-sweet chocolate bars also spiked. Andrew Nestle and Ruth Wakefield decided to come up with an agreement. Nestle would print the Toll House Cookie recipe on its package, and Wakefield would be given a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate. Due to this unexpected discovery by a famous woman inventor, the chocolate chip cookie became the most popular variety of cookie in America, a distinction it still holds to this day.” http://www.women-inventors.com

Reading all this is probably made you crave for one so let’s initiate the launch!

Now lift off to Nom Nom cookie heaven in T-minus…5,4,3,2, 1!

 

space cookie cutters - Danna Bananas

Space Cookies 2 - Danna Bananas

 

 

Day of the Dead

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Every year, Day of the Dead is celebrated around the world on November 1st and 2nd but the holiday itself originated from the Mexican culture with many rituals and traditions marking this day and commemorating the dead is a true celebration of life.

The belief is to remember and honour your deceased loved ones.

“The gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31 and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.”

On this day, there is a big fiesta with lots of food, drinks and feting.

Candles, flowers skulls and photos of loved ones decorate altars. Drinks are mixed as quenching the thirst of the dead after their spirits return is practiced. Favourite meals and sweets of the deceased are placed on the altar as well.

 For the sweet offering, why not bake up a batch of skulled themed cookies.  The Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters are great for your Day of the Dead celebrations.
This cookie cutter set comes in 4 spirited colours: blue, green, orange and purple.

 


Day of the Dead cookies