Hello, and welcome to my third in-depth blog post. Although not too much has happened since my second in-depth blog post, here what happened since then.
(I just realized that not everyone can view the photos I have inserted into this blog post. To see the photos, please press the view original button. Thanks! Also, this is the link to my second in-depth post, in case you haven’t seen it yet: Amin’s Second In-Depth Post)
To Have A Beautiful Mind:
While reading the chapter, two points struck out to me the most.
#2 To ask for clarification whenever you are unclear or in doubt about something the mentor tells you or shows you.
#3 To support a point your mentor makes with additional facts, figures, evidence, etc.
During my meeting with my mentor, I always reminded myself of these two ideas so that I can get the most out of our meetings. To be able to support a point my mentor gives me, I had to do some research on baking soft chocolate chip cookies. I watched many videos and read multiple blogs beforehand, and I made sure to ask as many questions as I can during my meeting with my mentor.
What I Did With My Mentor:
My mentor and I had our third meeting, and this time we decided to make chocolate chip cookies. In our last meeting, she had told me to do some independent research and find a recipe of what I want to bake online, and after looking at different recipes, I decided on a chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe from Tasty.co.
While I was baking, my mentor would give me advice and teach me techniques to make my chocolate chip cookies even yummier.
A piece of advice I found really helpful was knowing when I should under-mix or over-mix my cookie dough. She told me that “the more [you] over-mix the dough, the denser the cookie will become, and the less you mix the dough, the fluffier the cookie will be”. Because I wanted to make my chocolate chip cookie a little dense, I mixed the dough for a little longer time than what the recipe told me. Also, she told me that the longer I cool the dough, the more flavorful the cookie will be, but because I could wait to eat my cookies, we decided that cooling it for an hour would still be fine.
These are some photos of the cookie dough I made with the help of my mentor. (I lost the photos of my finished cookies, but I can tell you that they tasted very delicious).
Once we were finished baking the chocolate chip cookies, my mentor told me to again find a recipe for a bakery item I wanted to make for our next meeting. For now, I am looking for brownie recipes and watching baking videos online.
This is everything that has happened since my last in-depth post, and hopefully, you had fun reading it. Feel free to leave any questions you have in the comments.
Thank you and have a nice day!