20 September 2008

Captain America Cookies

Okay, so I really think Captain America (you know, Marvel superhero) is kind of a tool, but today is a birthday party for the delightful proprietor of Charging Star Comics, and I said I'd make some cookies.
The dough base is Alton Brown's Sugar Cookie dough. I added 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to 1/3 of the dough for the Bat-Cookies. Cap's shields are decorated with royal icing that was thinned with skim milk (I dipped the cookie stars in white and the rounds in red) and very slightly thinned icing in blue and white was then piped on to finish them. The Bat-Cookies are drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate.

There was a bit of bento this week, though this is the only one that was worth taking a photo of:
Tuesday's lunch, test-driving some lotus root. You can see the rounds on the bottom tier (cut in half and stood on end) with the onigiri, carrots, snow peas, and stir-fried chicken bits. Top tier holds more of the veg, plus tomatoes, some broccoli, dried mango, dried plums, a mocha cupcake, and a little container of butter (atop a similar one of jelly) for my Kavli crispbreads that are not pictured.

The lotus root was a decent addition to the lunch, though I think next time I will cook it at a higher heat for a shorter time. I do like the way it looks a lot, though I'm still working on finding a good way to showcase that while still making optimum use of the space available.

2 comments:

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