This was our dinner and dessert tonight. It was delish! We had lemon garlic grilled tilapia, brown rice, and streamed zucchini. The cookie cake was just something I was craving and decided to try to create one at home. For the topping, I just mixed together a basic icing recipe to drizzle on and added food color to spice it up a little.
I learned a couple of cool things I wanted to share from my baking book. The name of the island of Crete comes from the Arabic word meaning crystallized sugar. It was perhaps the first site of a sugar refinery ~1000 A.D. Also, according to the French, the first restaurant served sheep feet in white sauce. I sure am glad that the industry has progressed as far as it has!
Lemon Garlic Tilapia:
- 2 thawed tilapia fillets
- 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons melted butter
- 1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- pepper to taste
If baking: Preheat to 375. Place fillets on a baking sheet and cover with lemon juice, butter, garlic, and parsley. The amounts don’t have to be exact, they are just estimates. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Pepper to taste.
If grilling, prepare the exact same way, but the fillets are done ~3-4 minutes
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/2 flour (I use 1 C all purpose flour and 1/2 C whole wheat flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat 375. Mix wet ingredients together and in a separate bowl combine the drys minus the chocolate chips. Slowly add the drys to the wets and mix thoroughly. Pour into a 9″ pie shell and finally lightly press the chocolate chips into the cookie.
I honestly don’t know exactly how long I baked it for. I believe it was ~20 minutes. I had to check and put it back in a couple of times. Just make sure it has lightly browned around the edges. I’m sorry! If anyone tries this recipe please share. Top with whipped cream or icing.
This recipe can be also used in a baking sheet to create cookie bars. Bake for 8 minutes, cool, then slice into small rectangular shaped bars to make an easy but tasty snack/desert.