1. Ruth Harris Shumate’s
Guide for Great Baking and Candy Making
2. Hello I am Ruth
And I love Chocolate!
3. Introduction or All about me!
I have been cooking since I was young child – many many years!
I am consider an expert baker and candy maker .
I have given seminars and demonstrations for groups and organizations.
My chocolate chip cookies are my most requested baked item.
I believe in using real ingredients – butter and sugar!
Baking and candy making are not hard – just takes practice
I bake to relieve stress!
Let me show you the basics!
4. A great cook needs the right equipment to produce great food!
5. A supply of essential ingredients makes baking convenient and you will be ready to make most recipes.
6. Rock Road Candy
2 cup pecans-broken
2 bags Nestlé's semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 bags miniature marshmallows
Melt chocolate chips slowly in double boiler on low heat – don’t let water boil
Put marshmallows in a bowl with nuts
Pour melted chocolate into bowl with nuts and marshmallows
Mix and spread on wax paper on cookie tray
Very Easy Recipe
7. Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup Parkay margarine
1 cup Jif peanut butter
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 ½ cups brown sugar packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
5 cups of Nestlé's semi-sweet chocolate chip
A recipe for a Crowd!
8. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Cream sugars and margarine until light and fluffy
Add vanilla and eggs and beat well
Add flour and baking soda into creamed mixture.
Beat until flour is combined
Mix in chocolate chips
Using a small scoop, place on to a cookie sheet
Bake for 12 -15 minutes
Cool on rack
9. Who gets my bake goods and candy?
10. Final Words!
Find a good teacher or mentor to help you.
You need the right equipment.
You need a good supply of staples.
Practice makes perfect – don’t worry if you fail at first. The trash can has been used in my house!
Baking and candy making is great fun and will make you popular!
You can become a Cooking Network Star!