Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

So, How Hot is Qatar?



Hot enough, I say! The proof is in the pudding, er, or in the

cookie as in this case...

I found a good use for Qatar's blazing desert sun. I ran across a recipe for car bake cookies a while back and thought, sounds like a blog. I cannot tell a lie. So, I sacrificed my day with the car to put the recipe to the test. Here's how it went...

First, I had to preheat the "oven", so I parked the Tahoe out on the road facing the afternoon to evening sun.






I gathered my ingredients and recipe and made sure my moral support
watched from afar. I mixed all the ingredients according to the directions (sort of, remember I'm a control freak so I did it how I wanted to)



I put the cookie trays in the oven and went about my business and oh, just about three hours later...



Voila!

Results: Slightly crispy on the outside and just a little gooey on the inside. In other words, perfect! Put on a pot of coffee and enjoy.

Click here for original recipe
from Bakingbites.com

I made a few adjustments on the original recipe. Since Doha eggs are pretty small, I added the white of another egg. Also, I used regular sized chocolate chips instead of minis. Oh, and I for sure didn't pop the dough in the freezer overnight after mixing like the recipe suggested. I'm totally an instant gratification gal. I don't have time for such nonsense. So, instead of "slicing" as called for, I spooned dropped them onto the cookie sheets. And, of course, I didn't read the directions until I was half way into the mixing, so my order and the author's was a bit mangled.

Special thanks go to @dohanews for tweeting
the recipe to begin with!




Hot Fun in the Summertime ~ Sly & The Family Stone


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14 comments:

  1. ha...i thought that was joke when i glanced at it on facebook. you never cease to amaze me my friend! you baked 'em just like i like them! perfecto.

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  2. Did you see that your blog post was linked in the Huffington Post? We just moved from Texas to Doha, and I'll be tryingbthis too! :)

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  3. I did see it! Was that crazy or what?! My ten minutes of fame :)

    Welcome to Doha! I checked out your blog. I love to relive those same moments that you're living now. It's a different world here. That's for sure!

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  4. Hi.. I got this story from gulf times daily. I am going to tweet about it :).

    Best wishes for your blog!

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  5. Thanks Deep! It's so funny that they picked the story up. Just gives me something else to blog about...always looking for ideas. Lol.

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  6. a very nice way to get some use of the blazing heat here in Doha. your story is quite amusing but amazing one. hope to read more from you soon.

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  7. Landed here from Gulf Times. Way to shoot to fame. You gonna start selling them any time soon?

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  8. Thanks, Eric & Freak? :-)

    No way on selling these puppies! It's an all day affair and you can't drive your car!

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  9. Hi Sybil, I'm with Reuters. Can you give me a call at 5561 9823?

    Many thanks!

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  10. This is how Reuters contacts people..? Fantastic!

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  11. Anonymous, I was thinking the exact same thing. Duh, I do have an email link :-)

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  12. I did it! Here in Doha too. It came out really nice. Well, not the best cookies I've ever had, but a great experience, great fun. Thanks for the idea! Actually I'm thinking about cooking meringues in the car as they need a low heat oven. That might work ;)

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  13. No doubt the recipe will work in Riyadh, as well!

    Congrats, Estelle. I mean, what else is there to do on a hot desert afternoon, especially during Ramadan! Hmm, meringue cookies, great idea. Let me know how that works out, if I don't try it first!

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