International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, there will be no recipe post today.  We’ll return to our regularly-schedule programming next week.  In the meantime, why not take some time to learn about cool ladies who know their stuff when it comes to food, like Julia Child or Nadiya Hussain?

butter battle royale 2015

Butter Battle Royale- Cookie Edition

Here begins I Wanna Bake!’s first multi-part endeavor.  In the coming weeks, I will be testing various types of butter (and some non-butter shortenings) to determine if there really is a noticeable difference.  I will be using my favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies (the one that comes on the inside of the Land O’ Lakes box), only varying the type of butter for each batch, to minimize independent variables.  My trusted group of lab rats taste testers will choose their favorites.  Ideally, they will rate each batch on a scale of 1-5 based on taste, consistency, and chewiness, but in all likelihood I will not be present during the taste test, so I won’t be in a position to demand evaluations.

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