(playful upbeat music) – Greetings my beautiful lovelies.
It is day two of my Girl Scout adventures.
If you've missed the GirlScout ultimate taste test please check out the link down below.
I tasted all the flavorsof Girl Scout cookies, comparing the two bakeries, ABC versus Little Brownie Bakers, along with a bunch of dupes.
I did that yesterday and I have to say I felt gross afterwards.
I had all kinds ofindigestion and I just — I felt bloated, and I did not feel well.
But today is a new day and I'mfeeling just right as rain.
And yeah, I took somedigestive enzymes which helped; and drank a lot of water, drank a lot of tea.
And today's recipe was inspired by one I tackled a little while ago using cookies in combination with antacid called Eno.
So you combine the antacid along with crushed cookies and milk and then you steam it into a cake.
And today I figured Icould do the same thing but rather than using antacid, I'm gonna be using baking powder.
Because Eno, the antacidpowder, consists of citric acid and sodium bicarbonate.
And when they are combined with water they activate, releasecarbon dioxide bubbles, and they're supposed to alleviatesome of that indigestion.
Well baking powder, not surprisingly, is composedof an acid and a base as well.
Sodium bicarbonate and cremeof tartar, or tartaric acid, they make a chemicalreaction and release CO2 gas and that's where we get allthose bubbles in our cakes and pancakes and all thosethings that we want leavened.
So that's what I'm gonna be using today.
I'm gonna be using backing powder, my cookies and some milk.
Grind them all together and make the ultimateGirl Scout cookie cake! Now this should be interesting I think because I'm gonna becombining all of the flavors.
Now peanut butter and peanut butter, chocolate, great combination.
But then we introduce mint and then (bag crinkling) lemon? I think these two flavors are gonna make someinteresting combination here.
But won't know until we try.
Got some toffee too, why not.
So let's go head and do this.
So today's recipe isadapted from CookingShooking and I will put the linkto the original video and recipe down below.
So there are nine different flavors and I have 16 packages here because each bakery makesone specialty flavor.
So the first thing we need todo is weigh out our cookies.
So if you do any kind of baking, I highly recommendgetting a digital scale.
These things are so handy and so accurate.
You can get them relatively inexpensively.
Less than $20.
We need 500 grams of cookies.
So each cookie weighsabout 10 to 15 grams.
So I'm gonna do at leasttwo of each flavor.
Two Peanut Butter Patty.
Two Peanut Butter Sandwiches.
Two Caramel Delight.
Two Thin Mints.
Two more Thin Mints.
And two more 'Smores.
So I'm at 398.
So I'm gonna add one more cookie of each.
(upbeat music) Now we're gonna add all of our cookies into our food processor.
(upbeat music) all righty, so let'spulse this into a meal.
Here we go.
(upbeat music) It smells like vanillacookies, mint, tinge of lemon, little bit of chocolate.
Doesn't smell too bad.
So this recipe can't be any easier.
We're gonna dump ourcookie crumbs into a bowl.
Two teaspoons of baking powder.
(upbeat music) Work the baking powder in there.
Oop, there's a big Samoathat didn't get chopped up.
We'll just kinda do that.
Two cups of milk.
(upbeat music) And make ourselves a cookie batter.
Actually this is gonna bea cake batter isn't it.
Spray the inside of my pan.
This is a nine-inch cake pan.
That's my batter.
I hope this works.
I mean it worked the last time I did it.
But last time I made itwith bourbon cookies.
Which were a sandwichcookie so I don't see why this wouldn't work.
We're just using other kindsof sandwich style cookies.
Well not all of them are sandwich.
I've got high hopesthat this is gonna work.
Into a steamer tray.
So now we're gonna steamthis for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
All righty here we go.
Bye Girl Scout cake! See you in a minute.
Da, da, da, da, right onto the steamer.
So we'll check on this periodically.
Make sure you have enoughwater in your steamer.
And also you don't wantthe steam to be too high.
So you might have to adjustthe temperature a little bit.
Okay, see you in a little bit.
Bye! Oh God, I hope this works.
All righty my lovelies, I am back.
And here is the cake.
It has been cooling.
It took about 35 to 40minutes to completely cook.
And it is tricky to tell when it's done.
Because this is a steamed cake.
So when you put the toothpick in there it seems a little moisterthan a typical cake that you would put in the oven.
A good indication's whenyou start to see the cake kind of shrink back and pullaway from the sides of the pan.
Then you know it's ready.
So after I took thecake out of the steamer I let it cool for about five minutes before I tried to invert itto get it out of the pan.
And this was a bit of a mistake.
If you attempt this cake Iwould allow it to cool longer.
Maybe 10 to 15 minutes.
Because my cake ended upsticking at the bottom.
So then I re-flipped it andput the cake on this side because this sides alittle bit more presentable than what I have.
But it did look fully cookedso I'm excited about that.
So here's the cake and it'sbeen cooled completely.
And now I thought it'dbe fun to decorate it with a few extra cookies.
The trefoils would be cute.
Let's see if I can get somecookies to stand up in the cake.
So since we used all ofthe cookies in the cake, let's use all the cookies to decorate it.
So I'm just using a little knife here and making a little slice (bag crinkling) and I'm just gonna sit the cookies in.
Right, right in there.
(gentle music) All righty my lovelies, here is the beautifulGirl Scout cookie cake.
I have to say it turned out more beautiful than I expected.
I think the real keyto this cake right here is topping it with more cookies on top.
It looks so stinking great, I love it.
And I'm gonna give myselfa slice of the thin mint.
Because the thin mint is myfavorite Girl Scout cookie.
It slices like an ordinary cake.
Moment of truth, here we go.
And there it is.
And it looks like a cake.
It actually looks a lot like a spice cake.
It doesn't smell like aspice cake by any means.
But it's totally cooked.
Yay! So excited.
Okay, a slice here.
(gentle music) All righty so let's give our cake a taste.
All right, let's see.
It's a very moist cake.
But it's completely cooked.
Yay, here we go.
(relaxing music) Mm.
That's actually pretty good.
I thought it was gonna be terrible.
Because there's theinclusion of lemon, mint, chocolate, peanut butter, butter, vanilla.
I would have thought toomany conflicting flavors.
Oh, and coconut as well.
But in actuality, none ofthem actually take over it just tastes like a sweet cake.
With a little bit of a minty flavor.
Just a tiny bit.
And some coconut.
I can definitely taste the coconut.
The texture's really nice.
It's a very, very moist cake.
Because we steamed it we didn't bake it.
It's actually very nice.
Oh my gosh, I would have notthought in a million years that this would have ended uptasting actually pretty good.
Too many conflicting flavors right? But, no! For what it is, it's great.
And never in a millionyears would I have guessed that this was made of three ingredients.
Ground up cookies, milk, and baking powder.
It has the same consistency as a cake.
Like I said, it has a very nice steamed bread like texture.
Very, very (upbeat music) moist.
Without feeling oily orfeeling heavy or greasy.
And it is plenty sweet.
Just the perfect amount of sweetness.
This is fabulous! This is so great! (playful upbeat music) I love it.
So surprised by that.
Oh my goodness.
Okay and now I've gottaeat the decoration.
(playful upbeat music) So good.
Thin mints, so good.
And I won't tell youwhich bakery I prefer.
If you wanna find out you'll have to watch that other video I did.
About tasting all thedifferent Girl Scout cookies and comparing the two different bakeries.
But thin mints, ugh! So, so, good.
But back to the cake though, I am really really shocked by this.
In terms of texture thisis a very moist cake with a very tight crumb.
It's not dry at all which I appreciate.
(playful upbeat music) And ever so slightly youcan feel a little bit of dust coated coconut in there.
There you have it.
My little experiment of combining all the Girl Scout cookies into a cake.
And topping them with cookies.
All righty, thank you guysso much for joining me.
I hope you guys enjoy that one.
I hope you guys learned something.
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Toodaloo! Take care.
Bye! Go support your Girl Scouts.
(playful upbeat music) ♪ I've eaten so many cookies.
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