141.0…Silpat vs. Parchment Paper

Thursday night I met a few friends at Davanti Del Mar.  We were supposed to go to a different restaurant but plans got changed so we ended up at Davanti. I don't mind…they have great food! We ended up sharing several delicious dishes. 

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino Parmesan Vinaigrette:

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Eggplant with Pesto and Mozzarella:

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Roasted Beets, Walnut Butter, Creme Fraiche and Candied Walnuts:

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Focaccia di Recco (Ligurian style baked focaccia with fresh soft cow cheese and honeycomb):

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The best thing on the menu, by the way!!! Order extra honeycomb!

Roasted Butternut Squash, Farro, Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts and Watercress:

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Pizza D.O.C. (tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil):

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Good times and good eats, for sure!!

Breakfast yesterday morning was pineapple Chobani yogurt, Applesauce Granola, strawberries and raspberries. 

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I took the kids to school then went to Cardio Muscle class. Four workouts this week. A new record. :)

I got my nails done then went to lunch at Luna Grill. 

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Greek salad with a chicken kabob.

After school pickup, I took my son to an event followed by Pei Wei for dinner. Kids honey seared shrimp on brown rice with veggies:

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Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters and cheddar cheese wrapped up in a tortilla, breakfast burrito style. 

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It was raining most of the day so I spent it during chores around the house. Perfect day to get stuff done! 

Lunch was a turkey sandwich, carrots, hummus and a pickle.

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Rainy days are also good for baking. FIrst, I baked my favorite Banana Bread.  This was followed by Red's Ultimate M&M Cookies. The first batch I baked on a silpat. They came out SO flat!

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I tried baking the next batch on parchment paper to see what would happen. Better:

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But they ended getting flatter after this photo was taken. Maybe there was too much butter in the cookies? Recipe calls for 2 sticks! I don't understand the science of baking so does someone want to help me out?

I did learn that I prefer baking cookies on parchment paper though!

Why were my cookies flat!?!

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  1. You probably added too much fat, and didn't beat the cookie dough enough to let it rise in the oven. Did you add baking powder??

  2. @Denisse Cristina
    I used baking soda. Thanks for the tips. I don't think I"ll use that recipe again. The cookies taste great but they are too flat. :(

  3. sometimes happens if butter too soft? or not quite enough flour?

  4. @Andrea
    I refrigerated the dough per the recipe. Maybe it was a flour issue?


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