Today we had a healthy lunch: a friend of mine brought us home baked cookies! Don't question about the dietetics, she's gotta be knowing what she's doing, she's an engineer in the food processing industry! :> Well, anyway, those were excellent and I even got one left to take home... :)
Then, I spent the whole afternoon with the smooth thought of treating myself to this cookie... Guess my disappointment when I opened the wrapping tonight and discovered the cookie had turned to rock? What a shame these cookies harden so fast! Not even 24 hours after baking!
Then comes the geeky bloggy rush of blood to the head where I remember Russell commenting about the ephemeral chewy state of the cookies... And while I'm in a webby state of mind I decide to go google for a solution to bring my cookie fossil back to life! (I know I could have eaten it like that and it'd still have tasted good, but I decided it just wouldn't be no fun that way!)
Now, believe it or not, it seems that no one ever documented a cookie tenderizing process on the web!
Next thing I know, I was standing in the kitchen with a grin on my face, starting some weird experiment... and, against all odds, it only took me about 15 minutes to revive my cookie!
"How did I achieve that?" you wonder...
Let me introduce you to my home brewed cookie tenderizer:
It's a simple machine actually: stove / pan (with water) / steam / grid (originally for pizza) / dead cookie.
Just let the steam go through the cookie for a few minutes... and enjoy! Your cookie is now tender, chewy and hot, just as if it came right out of the oven. Warning: it can get *really* hot!
So? Who's the man??!! :D
Anyone thinking I'm delirious here? Check it out! Still not convinced? Okay look at it from another angle: the cookie gets back to the state it was in when it came out of the oven! This is what is commonly called a working time machine! :b (except it only works for cookies, please don't sit on the stove!)
Yeah I know, I need some rest! XX( And maybe next time I'll learn how to bake fresh cookies myself...