*Varicolored Glass Marbles (2 dozen)
*Dunlop No. 3 Tennis Ball (1)
*ETi Classic Tea Biscuits (1 kilo)
*Centrella Fine Granulated Sugar (1 cups++)
*Pillsbury Best Self Rising Flour (1 1/2 cups++)
*Sun-Maid Natural California Raisins (some)
*Nestle Toll House Milk Chocolate Morsels (1/2 pre-opened 11.5 oz bag)
*Jif Creamy Peanut Butter (several knife blades of)
*Jewel Unsalted Butter (1 stick)
*D'Gari Artificual Vanilla Flavoring (1 capful)
*Jell-o Brand Vanilla Artifical Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling (1 box)
*Parade Clover Pure Honey Grade A Fancy (some squirts)
*Sister's Rabbit "Ziggy" (1)
In a pedantic spirit, we decided to warm the kitchen up a bit. Firstly, the marbles went into naming's 1980's era toaster oven for some light baking, thusly:
They were baked and in their resting state remained spherical.
Task Accomplished! Twenty-five points in the bucket. Still, lest ye think us another Whoa Jammin
, we endeavored to proceed. For it is not enough to merely task, one must task thoroughly.
Next, we decided to get the oven ready for our forthcoming delicacies. A tennis ball, lightly braised with butter:
Mmwah! Magnific! Success numero deux. And now . . .
The Main Course
Here we will begin the great cookie experiment. Adding and mixing until we have products to bake into spheres. Dance with us through these pictures of cookie souls and dough making ecstasy.
At this point, into the oven pops a cookie dough wad that is in the shape of a sphere. This will be our main thrust. We will pull this ball out every 2-5 minutes each time reshaping it so that it cooks all the way through but doesn't bottom out. We will not let it bottom out.
We make another larger ball. This one we will bake for only a short time and then mold it for a bit before letting it rest atop a shot glass. There it will harden, via slow dry air transformation, until it's final product is of a spherical nature.
As the oven's waves wash across our faces. We have more brain storms.
Here we start to think the dictionary may have alternate definitions for us:
a solid geometric figure generated by the revolution of a semicircle about its diameter; a round body whose surface is at all points equidistant from the center.
Sure sure, whatever. We want something more creative. Read on brother.
2. any rounded body approximately of this form; a globular mass, shell, etc.
This will help us. As creating a perfect sphere is impossible
a planet or star; heavenly body.
A celestial cookie heaven! Oh oh. We shall arrange them thusly.
Ehhh, kind of? Squint and use your imagination that plate is a small universe and those lumps of dough the celestial bodies floating through out it. (Ah well, worth a try.)
Then we postulated, what if we put thinly sliced slabs, ever smaller, next to each other in descending order, wouldn't that make a sphere shape? Like two pyramids descending.
Oh ho-ho. And then further down, the way we can take just the two tips and force them together with sweet honey.
3rd Spherical Success:
4th Spherical Success:
This is a thoroughly baked cookie. It was delicious as naming's roommate can attest.
5th Spherical Success:
This is the lightly cooked and now cooled dough ball. Remembering that spheres are celestial in nature, I toss it into the sky, and with a first lucky shot of the camera, naming snaps it in mid air. Though stars may explode and gravity acts upon us all, we offer you this picture to keep upon the internet forever.
Welcome to Space
For all you haters
out there who would denigrate our already heroic efforts, we decided to take this process a step further. To do so, we acquired access to our little sister's pet rabbit Ziggy.
We prepared him a dish with some of our baked goods, along with his standard fare:
At first we feared that our culinary mastery may have disagreed with Ziggy's delicate gastrointestinal tract (and perhaps he might even be dead . . .)
But in the end, with his help, we got our final product:
(here are your spheres [no. 6])