It is surprising the way cooking dawns on you. Slowly at first, even reluctantly, you make your first dish. You like it, its tasty, people praise it, and then before you know it, you cook because you enjoy it.
Baking has always held a special place in my heart. As young girl I was enticed with baking cakes and I remember spending at least a couple of midnights in the kitchen peicing together a birthday cake for Mom.
Today I have my own kitchen and an oven. After the first chocolate cake, I moved on to making pizza’s in it (sorry, no pictures yet!), a pie (again, no pics!), and cookies!
Now, cookies are a great way to use an oven, I feel. Not only do they represent delicious baked goodness, they last.
They are pre-prepared in serving sizes and they can be stored without fear of rot, in air tight containers.
So without further ado, I will move on to the awesome double chocolate chip cookies that I made.
1. Sift together 1tsp baking powder, 2 cups flour, 4 tbsp cocoa powder till the mixture is an even brown in colour.
2. Chop up some cooking chocolate into tiny bits and keep aside.
3. Whisk together 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup butter till frothy
4. Add the flour to the eggs mixture, add in some raisins and knead together well.
5. Refrigerate for 30mins plus so that it becomes pliable.
6. Pre heat oven at 200Deg C for 30 mins.
7. Line cookie baking sheet with oil, or use wax paper
8. Roll the dough into small balls, and then flatten on the baking sheet. Press on some chocolate chips to each cookie.
Bake in oven on the top rack for 10mins.
The cookies when removed from the oven will be slightly chewy, but should be fully cooked. To check this, poke one with a fork. If the fork comes out clean, cookies are done!
Cool on a wire rack. Once cool, the cookies will be just crispy enough.
My cookie batter gave me around 3 batches of cookies, which lasted me around one week. I tend to keep the cookie size about the size of the palm of my hand. This makes it a snack, and enough for one serve.
They are so delicious, you will find it difficult to keep the lid on the cookie jar. SO go ahead, bake some chocolatey deliciousness!