I was feeling a bit ambitious at the grocery store so i picked up a pack of Nestle Toll House Morsels and bought all the ingredients from the recipe on the back to make my own chocolate chip cookies from scratch. The only problems i had was that the recipe called for brown sugar and there wasn't just brown sugar on the shelf; there was light brown sugar or dark brown sugar. I thought i would pickup up a pack of the dark brown sugar because, well, it was more brown than the other stuff.
I thought i should check with my sister to see if that was OK. She told me that when a recipe calls for brown sugar, it means light brown sugar. She said dark brown sugar was "for old people" but would probably work. I also spoke with my friend Katie and asked her for her opinion as well. She said i should go out and buy some light brown sugar and just throw the dark stuff out. My cooking am item of this complexity already being inherently prone to errors, i choose to minimize the risk of an inedible outcome and went ahead and got some light brown sugar.
My cookies turned out just fine. Although i did leave the last batch in the oven a bit too long and they are a bit darker than i would like, i at least know it has nothing to do with the sugar i used. Now i need to figure out what on earth this dark stuff is good for.
[Grammatical note: I think this might be the first post where i used a nominative absolute.]Posted by Matthew at February 6, 2005 10:43 PM