One Hour Dinner Rolls

I wanted to try out one more dinner roll recipe before deciding which one will be making my Thanksgiving Day menu.

I’m always ready to try bread recipes that are ready in less time because I don’t have the patience for long recipes. So when I saw this one hour dinner roll recipe, I knew I had to try it out.

For two years I’ve been begging and hoping for San Diego to offer shaved snow ice, a form of shaved ice that is fluffier than regular shaved ice due to the milk added to the ice blocks. And now suddenly it’s everywhere. I’m loving all the options, though I think it’s weird that they are all popping up at once.

I didn’t think I’d be back to Angel & Hearts after a mediocre experience with their Harajuku-style crepes. But then I got a tip from Jinxi that Angels and Hearts was serving snow ice, so I went back to check it out.

Sure enough, there was a big sign on the door showing the snow fluff ice. One thing we noticed immediately when we went inside is that their snow ice machine is imported from Taiwan, as opposed to the other new snow shaved ice places which are using a brand distributor in southern California.

There are currently four flavors to choose from: original, taro, green tea and mango. The snow ice is $4 and includes a dollop of whipped cream (which I’ve never seen used with snow ice) and a few popping pearls. If you want to add condensed milk or other sauces it’s an additional 30 cents, and if you want to add some fruit toppings, it’s an additional 60 cents per topping.

Taro Snow Ice with Condensed Milk

I love how beautifully the snow ribboned into the cup. This is how snow ice should look. The ribbons were so thin and delicate. I was prepared not to like the snow ice here, but I have to say, this was the best taro flavored snow ice I’ve tried both in terms of flavor and texture. The texture was even softer than Yogurt Swirl, whose snow ice I was already pretty happy with and the flavor wasn’t too artificial tasting, which sometimes can happen with taro.

I was surprised at how great the texture was. DH’s theory is that the shaved ice machine makes a difference and he thinks it was better because they used the Taiwan machine.

Trying out a recipe for a 5 minute chocolate chip cookie was already a little dangerous…and then I made a Nutella version.

It’s been less than 24 hours since I made the first one and I’ve already made 6 more.

The recipe spreads more than the regular chocolate chip one so it ends up creating one giant cookie. If you have some self control you can share the cookie with a loved one. I did try to make two cookies, but for some reason the texture wasn’t quite right when I divided the dough in half to make two cookies.

This cookie is just as easy to make as the chocolate chip cookie and just as yummy. You throw everything into a small bowl or mug and mix it with a fork and then with your hands. Pop it in the microwave for less than a minute and it’s ready to go.