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Combinations - Qualified Perceptions
Sometimes things just come together. At justom's party, the combination of Sesame Street reminisces and discussion of the El Bulli restaurant in Spain led to mad experimentation in the kitchen to create A Glass Of Cookie Juice. And, in fact, it turned out to be a fairly successful rendition of a liquid chocolate chip cookie. (We decided we didn't have the ingredients, time, or equipment to make a wafer of milk to eat with it, but we did have some ideas...)

And: "Laura and Victor together are nearly a von Neumann machine of trouble." Hee!

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visage From: visage Date: October 23rd, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
> Laura and Victor together are nearly a von Neumann machine of trouble.


Yeah, that is a scary image.
mjperson From: mjperson Date: October 23rd, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

We barely survived.

Yeah... The two of them together.... It's a moving disaster zone!
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: October 23rd, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
So what went into the glass of cookie juice?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 23rd, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cookie Juice:

Melt butter until a little toasty. Add flour to make a roux. Cook until light brown. Add some sugar, cook until dissolved and a little darker brown. Add milk until it seizes. Add some more milk and heat, mushing it until it dissolves again. Cool. Serve garnished with finely chopped chocolate chips.
From: readsalot Date: October 23rd, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
White or brown sugar?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 23rd, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
We used white sugar, because we couldn't find brown. I think brown would have been a little better for proper cookie taste. :)
ilhander From: ilhander Date: October 23rd, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was pretty cookie-tasting as it was, though.

What I could taste before I went off into my corner to have a coronary... ;)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 23rd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The weird thing is that it, I think, tasted much worse for you than it actually was. There was way more milk than either sugar or butter in it, but because it was so thick, the mouthfeel was all about "oooh, rich!". But the thickness was due to the flour. :) Nobody claims they're going to go off and die from a sip of pudding.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 23rd, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
And there was certainly no more butter (or anything else) in that than in a couple of actual cookies. :)

(Or, think of it as the moral equivilant of eggnog. Except without the eggs. Granted, that gives some people coronaries too, but...)
fredrickegerman From: fredrickegerman Date: October 24th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Definitely came off as richer than eggnog. Roux-based drinks, who'd'a thunk it?
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