Everyone has that one person they know who eats way too fast that it seems inhumane. One moment they'll have a roast dinner in front of them, and the next time you look, they've demolished the meal while you've only eaten one carrot. It's insane. Here are struggles you'll only understand if you are a fast eater.
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When you finish your meal before everyone else, so you're just sat at the table with an empty plate, trying not to watch everyone else eat like snails. The frustration is real and awkward.
When you decide to eat with a group of people, and you get a sharing platter. You need to ensure you don't inhale everything before others have a chance to try. Splitting nachos or slices of garlic bread seems impossible, especially when people talk for half an hour between bites.
Burning your mouth is a daily occurrence because you immediately eat food as soon as it comes out of the oven, not giving a care in the world. Then when the food is scalding hot, you play a game of 'do I spit it out, do I cry or do I play hot potato'.
Following on smoothly from the burning scenario. When you do burn your tongue from the scalding food, you then make your tastebuds die, and you basically can't taste for the next few days. The struggle is real.
When eating around someone you don't know well, you have to make an effort to pace yourself, so you don't let them see what kind of monster you look like when you eat and that you're capable of eating anything and everything!
When cooking for yourself, you hate preparing and waiting for it to cook. You may take an hour to make the meal but to eat, it takes 3. This is why we buy Gookie Dough in monster tubs, so it takes us slightly longer!
When you're asking yourself whether you're still hungry or if your body hasn't yet processed the food you've quite literally downed.
So, there it is. Fast eaters need a medal for the challenges they face in life. Share this with a friend that is like sonic when it comes to food and let us know your struggles in the comments below!
In many recipes that we post, it involves Gookie Dough being baked. In order to get it top notch and perfect every time we've put together a step by step so you can enjoy baked cookies without the hassle of mixing all the ingredients.
Firstly, take your Gookie Dough out of the fridge and leave it on the side so it softens at room temperature. This allows it to warm up a little and it's a lot easier to work with.
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with parchment paper (we used tin foil). This means the cookies won't stick and will be easier to transfer.
Take your Gookie Dough out of the tub and roll out either with the palm of your hand or with a rolling pin. Grab a cookie cutter and press down to make the shape. Pop on the tray and repeat with the rest of the dough (or however many cookies you want to make). Remember to space evenly on the tray so they have room to spread while baking.
Pop in the oven for 12-15 minutes, keeping a close eye on them. If you still want the dough slightly gooey then we advise less time but if you want a cookie with a crunch then leave it longer! Once removed in the oven, allow to cool on the tray or dig right in if you want super warm melty Gookies. Pour a glass of milk and get dunking. Perfection right there. (Images from @sugarcoathope on Instagram or sugarcoathope.co.uk)
Step #5 (optional)
If you're feeling extra decorative then feel free to allow the cookies to cool and then begin icing. Either with buttercream (icing sugar and butter) or normal icing (icing sugar and water). Top with extra sprinkles, write your own name or simply demolish in one sitting. The world is your oyster.
Let us know you Gookie Dough baking stories down below in the comments!
The spooky month of Halloween has arrived. Hello, October! It's officially Autumn, going on winter and although this can be depressing, it also means COMFORT FOOD! Think of it this way, the clocks will go back in a few weeks time which means you get an extra hour curled up in bed with your warm duvet and you don't have to worry about your beach body because you'll be wrapped up in a puffer jacket. Here's October comfort food which is in season especially for you!
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It's clear that Halloween and pumpkins go hand in hand which leads to the fact that they're in season. If that doesn't give it away enough, then just think that every coffee and food is infused with 'pumpkin spice'. So, whether you're munching on pumpkin seeds or pumpkin pie, the orange colour is screaming autumn. Maybe pumpkin Gookie Dough would be a delightful treat!
It's cold and blustery outside and you come home to roasted parsnips either with a gorgeous Sunday roast or in a soup to warm you through. Parsnips are much sweeter compared to carrots and can even be a delight when crisped up like a french fry.
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The superior potato that is one of your five a day and tastes so good. The sweet potato is autumn at it's finest and is gorgeous in casseroles.
I don't understand the hatred behind cranberries, hear them out! Cranberry juice is delicious when mixed with lemonade so you won't have a super dry mouth. Although Christmas time is usually associated with this berry, October is the month where it's at its prime.
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You either love them or you hate them. However, they are on the rise with restaurants turning them into little balls of heaven. Roasted with bacon, caramelised with garlic or even shaved into a salad make these strong tasted veggies into more of a variable dish.
Will you be digging into these veggies this month? Are you currently in a rush to get to the nearest Starbucks because you can't resist that pumpkin spiced latte? Keep updated for more Halloween inspired recipes.
Generations today lack knowledge when it comes to cooking. Recent information that has surfaced the media is the fact that they are now selling scrambled egg in a packet which is frozen. Sounds disgusting and if you're incapable of cracking an egg and whisking it then there is definitely something wrong. To restore faith in the generation, here are cooking tips that EVERYONE should know!
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We may as well kick off with this one seeing as we've touched the surface. Whether you make scrambled egg in the microwave or a pan, it's important that to make them extra creamy, you need to stir them constantly while they're on the pan. This breaks up pockets of egg for a restaurant-style creamy scramble.
Allow meat to rest
You've just cooked a banging bit of steak, you're starving and ready to dig in. Not so fast, speedy! When taking meat fresh off the grill, it will spill out all of the juices which contain the flavour. If you let it rest for 5-10 minutes, it'll lock in all the goodness.
Salt pasta water
You may have seen your Mum always do this but never knew why. By popping some salt in your pasta water, it allows the pasta to taste better because it helps bring out the flavour of the pasta sauce. Ooh, fancy!
Freshen up cookies
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This may be a good one for Gookie Dough cookies. Apparently, if you want to freshen up stale cookies, you should place a piece of bread in the cookie container (lol what?). The cookies soak up the bread's moisture. Are you as confused as we are?
Bacon and flour
If you're cooking baking, you're going to be a victim of the grease splatters that attack you and stain your favourite shirt. If you sprinkle flour on your bacon while it is cooking, it'll reduce the amount it spits and will also make the bacon extra crispy. Who even thinks of these hacks?
Clumps of butter in the mixture
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We've all made a dough and the butter won't cooperate. There's no chance it will calm down and mix in thoroughly and it can impact the end result. A pro tip is to use a cheese grater to get these mini chunks of butter!
Any more pro cooking tips that are simple yet revolutionary? Let us know in the comments below! *Facts adapted from Buzzfeed Food*
These edible bowls will turn any dinner party dessert into something majorly impressive. If you have balloons lying around your house and the kids are bored then this is one for the books. Fill up with Gookie Dough and you can eat the whole package (warning, gotta be quick before it all melts!).
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You will need: (Makes 8 bowls)
300g of chocolate (any)
A tub of Gookie Dough
Four small balloons
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Break your chocolate into small pieces and put in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave to melt then allow to cool for five minutes. Blow up your balloons so each is around 10cm wide. Don't blow them too big because it won't work. Tie with a knot when the size is reached.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Holding the tied end of the balloon, dip it into the melted chocolate to create the bowl shape and stand it on the tray and hold the balloon for a few seconds so the chocolate pools around the base. Continue with the remaining balloons and chill for at least 30 minutes (it's advised to wait until set completely).
When the chocolate has set, pop the balloons and carefully peel them away from the bowls, ensure you remove all of the rubber. Fill with ice cream scoops of Gookie Dough, top with sprinkles and a side of ice cream!
There you have it. As easy as 1,2,3 and with only three ingredients, it's a dream come true! Pretty much everything you already have in the house and great for a low budget dessert or if you really don't want to leave the house. You don't need to display the balloons to really get the party started.