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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Bars
It's what's for supper!
To me cooking is not an exact science. To the extent I'm willing to call that which is clearly baking, cooking.
The ingredients I used were:
- Brown Sugar: half a jelly jar full (it's what I had left)
- Raisins: about the same amount (same story)
- Oatmeal: all that was in the house (the reason I wasn't using a more exacting recipe in the first place)
- Flour: finished off the current container (about as much as everything else)
- Cinnamon: at least twice as much as the recipe calls for (since I've been known to make my own recipes, doubling a quantity that has already been doubled, can quickly get out of hand; still, quadrupling the recommended amount sounds about right to me)
- Salt: just a dash (call it a half teaspoon, here)
- Egg: just the one (methinks they get chewier the more eggs one adds)
- Butter: surprise, surprise, I finished off that bar, too (so, really,
whatever, whatever, and whatever is my basic guide for quantities; I mean, just as long I get the ratios sort of, kind of, in the right neighbourhood of the ballpark, I figure everything will turn out fine)
I added a little water.
And here it's flowing out of the bowl into a pre-buttered glass dish. It's what I microwaved the butter in.
I used a utility called UnFREEz 2.1, which ironically enough is free, rather than, Un-Free (as it's named) to make the gifs on this page. UnFREEz utilizes a stupendously easy drag and drop interface. And, of course, the price is right.
Now, this next little bit is a beauty. It took me an hour to program. Yes, I am a coding GOD!!! Which is sarcasm in case that's not clear.
Anyhow, what did I get for my hour, you ask? Well, if one were to click on the picture below, the confection will slowly bake before one's eyes.
Well, OK. Not really. But close enough for me.
Did you click the picture?
Come on. You know you want to...
Below is another GIF. There will probably be plenty more of those in the weeks to come.
Look at the bubbling butter. That's what baking is all about.
Oh, and along with the extra butter oozing up the sides, I salted the butter on the bottom and sprinkled the top with yet more, because I know what I like and that's sugar, salt, and butter. Of course, that just sounds unhealthy, so I also would like to point out that I used plenty of cinnamon, which I believe has magical properties, enabling it to offset any deleterious effect from any of the other ingredients.
Add a little ice cream, and it's good to go.
Feel free to guess which bowl is mine.
Yes, that's right. The big one (like the real big one) without any ice cream in it yet.
Just kidding, mom. Geez.
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Clearly, the man has had too much sugar!
So, um, yeah. I guess that's it for today. Anyhow, if things got a little squirrelly, I'd like to take this opportunity to blame the sugar. That and the excessive amounts of cinnamon I tend to put in these sort