Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kitchen Gadgets #1

Introducing - Pampered Chef's medium scoop! Basically a stainless steel mini ice-cream scoop.

Pampered Chef actually carried three scoop sizes, but the medium one is destined to be my favorite. The reason? It's the exact size you need for drop cookies. And they don't make ordinary drop cookies; they make PERFECT drop cookies. Each the same size, each beautifully rounded. The peanut butter cookies I made today satisfy my baker's soul entirely.

I got the three piece set for my birthday ( may I take a moment to say I have awesome friends? I have awesome friends!!!) and they are quickly making their way up on my list of favorite gadgets, right next to the pastry blender.

Another perk to this marvelous invention is that drop-cookies are now a one handed task! I was able to talk to a dear friend on the phone with one hand and drop domes of dough with the other.

Okay, so this one is my favorite, but what of the other two? Well, the large scoop is perfect for muffins, making filling tins very quick with minimum mess. And the small... I haven't used it yet, but I understand that you can make melon balls and fill mini muffin tins with it. There are probably many more uses for these, I just haven't discovered them all yet.

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