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The Cookie Trials, part 4

Ganache-filled shortbread pillows, Trial Number Three, was a tiny batch of eight cookies, which kind of fell apart before I could photograph them. (The crumbs were tasty, though).

Trial Number Four is approaching the goal. I used 1/16"guide strips to roll the dough, and 1/4" strips to roll the ganache (yes, I rolled it out and cut it--used cocoa powder to dust the rolling pin), and everything came out much nicer.




On the plus side: Crisp, golden, good ratio of chocolate to cookie, even size


On the improvement list: cookie part is a little TOO flaky. Extremely fragile while hot, and still fragile when cooled. Ganache is more bitter than I'd like--maybe use sugar instead of cocoa to roll it out?. Still some gaps in dough showing the filling. Possibly this isn't a bad thing.



I think I'm ready for human trials.

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roseambr
May. 2nd, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hope these are on the "Bring" list for Sunday! They would go great with the lime squares!
emeraldsedai
May. 2nd, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Ha! Brown and green--it's practically meat and vegetables!

I will bring a box of them up tomorrow for your expert critique. I'm pretty sure you'll agree that they need to be a tad sweeter, but it's not like they're inedible.

I've learned a lot with this project. And making these little suckers is akin to making Chinese dumplings (or, as I think you said, ravioli)--filling in a dough. Hassle-o-rama, but fun.

I need a second Wilton silicone candy-mold "pan" because the one I've got has two dozen cavities, and a regular batch of these would be at LEAST twice that many cookies. Since they bake for nearly an hour, and they're such a production-line project, it would be worth owning the second pan. Now if I could just find another one!

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