27. 5. 2013

Today´s lunch / Dnešní oběd

I have to share a recipe I made today at lunchtime and it ended up being my and my older one´s lunch. They were cookies. Very sweet cookies. Nothing really healthy about them, but the soft, chewy middle and crunchy sides, that is something you can hardly achieve with (very limited at our house) healthy supplies. And I had been craving these for ages:-)

The recipe is a variation of this one http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/05/13/chewy-chocolate-chunk-cookies/, but since we have different units for measuring ingedients, I slightly rounded up the amounts. So now my version is this:
And this is what happens when you bake on a hungry stomach - a double batch that  will have to be frozen!
For about 2 sheets of regular size cookies:
In 1 bowl whisk :
1/2 of a butter (so 125 g)
1 cup of sugar (the original calls for a mix of brown and white for a number of reasons, I have just brown, so...:-)
and when the sugar dissolves add 1 egg (didn´t wait and got them a bit crunchier than I would like)

In a slightly bigger bowl mix:
2 1/4 cups of flour (now, here we have 3 types of flour - I like to use a mix of fine and semicoarse)
1 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
vanill extract (I never have it so pointless for me:-)
And whatever bits and pieces you like in them (I have a mix of seeds and local hazelnuts in mine)

Pour liquidy stuff into the flour mix and give it some effort to make it look like cookie dough (just mix it well:-). They say it is important to cool the dough for at least 2 hours, which I did not and it worked just fine. Roll into balls and perhaps press slightly (if you like thinner cookies like me). Bake for 10-11 minutes on about 180°- 190°C. Let cool on the tray for a bit, then transfer onto a cooling rack. Then consume while still hot and you might get a tummy ache like me:-) I am just kidding, I ate a heavy breakfast and thus cookies were just the last drop.
I like to use an Ikea kids plastic beaker for measuring cups, since I don´t even have proper tools for that. But, with limited resources, I feel my imagination flourishes:-)

I´ll try to add the Czech version soon!!

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