ILP: Baking But not really

This week for my ILP I needed to do something less messy that usual and faster than usual because of personal time constraints. I decided to do a duo of Rice Crispy treats and some Scotcheroos. The kicker with both of these are neither actually require an oven. All you will need for these treats are the ingredients, a cake pan, a burner and a microwave. These ones were particularly my favorite to make because Rice Crispy treats have always been one of my favorite snacks but I have never made them. They turned out to be super easy! So easy in fact that my grandma mentioned adding Scotcheroos since they were just “over glorified Rice Crispy treats anyways.”

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Photo CC By eatme_delisous

When making Rice Crispy treats all you really need to do is melt some butter and marshmallows together mix in some Rice Crispy’s, smash them down in a pan, and bam you have your product. The Scotcheroos where a bit harder but not my much. Instead of mixing the Rice Crispy’s in marshmallows you mix them into a peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar, and vanilla extract. Then when you smash them into the pan you add an almost frosting like substance. To make it all you do is melt chocolate chips and butter scotch chips together in the microwave then add it to the tops of the treats.

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Photo CC By Jim Gephart

So far through my ILP I’ve been using the same website for my recipes named “All Recipes”. My grandma recommended it for a couple of reasons. Number one is they have a big variety of recipes for most baked goods, and for most have multiple recipes for each type of baked good. She also mentioned how they are very descriptive and even have easy bake options for when you’re in a hurry.  I’ve started to get really familiar with the site and highly recommend it to my readers to check out.   All Recipes

Baking has proven to itself to be a challenge, but a fun one. I cook for my job and baking is so much different and technical compared to just “flipping burger.” Instructions are crucial and very rarely are there shortcuts. Id even go as far as saying its an art. Baking has challenged me, and help me realize how hard it actually is. I’ve enjoyed it so far and have definitely enjoyed the snacks that comes with it.

Overall so far with my research I’ve found baking to be really enjoyable. Their are so many directions you can go with it to. Right now I’ve done some basic and some difficult ones, but I’m read to advance forward and try some new things. Cakes, pies, and donuts are where I plan on “tasting” my research next, and I cant wait to learn how to make them!

Chocolate Scotcheroos

Rice Crispy Treats

Author: blaineslitdigclass

Hi everyone! My name is Blaine McMahon and welcome to my Literacy in the Digital Age  blog page! I am currently a student at Chadron State College working on my major to become a history teacher. I am also working on getting a coaching endorsement to hopefully one day become a high school football coach as well. On that note I am a crazy football fan (Green Bay Packers, and Nebraska Corn Huskers), and I spend most of my Sundays and Saturdays in the fall watching and learning the sport to the best of my abilities. I'm also a frequent PC gamer and love the world of the internet. I hope to perform well in this class and hope the same for all of my peers. This years going to be lit!

8 thoughts on “ILP: Baking But not really”

  1. After reading this, I want some cookies! Its really cool that you found a website for your recipes. I wonder, to make your ILP more personal, are there any old family baking recipes that you could learn? For instance, my wife’s family is from Denmark and they have a few cookie recipes that have been passed down from generation and its always a treat when the wife bakes them every now and then knowing the rich family history behind the recipe!

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