I was going through my Bucketlist last week and I realized a few things. The first and most important one was there were some things I listed before that I knew I didn’t want to do now. It’s amazing how time changes us. One day, you think you want to do something and the next day you realize you don’t. The other important realization I had was, there are a few items there that I could easily tick off but still didn’t do.When I wrote I wanted to bake something on my bucket list, I had this amazing picture in my head that I would be kneading flour and making everything from scratch. I also thought we’d have a working oven by then.
What we had was an oven toaster. I thought to myself why not try to use the oven toaster for cookies. If it works out, maybe I can make everything from scratch next time. So, off to the market I went in search of something to bake. I found this Belgian Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix that had the words oven toaster ready written on the box. I knew I hit jackpot.
The instructions say you only need to add an egg and melted butter, foolproof. I don’t know if what I did would count as a mistake but instead of one egg, I used two because the mix looked dry. Anyway, I turn my head for a second and then my mom swoops in from nowhere and begins mixing. She ended up melting the chocolate chips. My batter looked like poop.
I got frustrated a bit but really didn’t mind just as long as it would taste okay in the end, right? I go to the toaster and start baking.
The first batch was almost a failure. I obviously didn’t consider the space and how the cookies would expand/melt once it gets cooked. I was scared it was going to end up as a giant piece!
After a few tries, I finally got the hang of it. I ended up with a good amount of cookies which not only tasted good but also boosted my confidence to try again.
The lesson of this story, just because you think you don’t have the means doesn’t mean you can’t. You just have to try and you’ll be surprised with the results. What’s your favorite cookie recipe? I’m on the hunt for beginner level cookies that I could bake with our toaster!