Wednesday, April 20, 2016
I love to bake. I find it so cool that a whole bunch of ingredients can come together and make a delicious dessert. I am kind of known as the baker in my family. Whenever there is a party or some sort of family gathering, I always make some kind of dessert to bring. Usually, they are a big success. Probably the family favorite are these chocolate chip cookie caramel bars. The top and bottom of the bar is similar to a chocolate chip cookie, and the middle is filled with salted caramel. They are so good and are always devoured as soon as they are put out. I find a lot of the recipes I use on Pinterest, and that is actually where I found this recipe. I prefer baking to cooking, mainly because I love desserts. There is something so satisfying when I make a new recipe and it is a great success. Of course, I have made some desserts that taste awful, but baking is a learning experience. Just like anything else, practice makes you better. The more I make a certain recipe, the better I get at it. I will find little things that I could tweak to make the recipe even better. Just like in life, I also learn from my mistakes in baking. When I first started making the cookie bars, I could not get the texture right, and I knew something was off, but I just could not figure out what it was. After more trials, I finally figured out that I was using margarine instead of butter. I never made that mistake again, and the bars came out even better after I fixed the mistake. Baking is just something I have always liked to do. From a young age, I always enjoyed helping my mom in the kitchen, and as I got older, I wanted to try some things by myself. I like testing out new recipes, and I am looking forward to my next baking experience.