My girl friend who has been on Maternity Leave called me for a meeting during the school holidays. She and her baby has some story time at the local library so we went over there to meet her.
Children love books so it's alright for them to spend the time there without getting bored. And of course, I found some books I'd like to borrow (I'd love to own them) so this is one of them, Epicure Chocolate.
Luke asked me to make the Crisp Cocoa Cookies out of the recipe book, he said he will want them for snacks for school lunch boxes.
(only half of the recipe)
125g softened butter, unsalted
1/2 cup castor sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
a drop of vanilla
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp dutch cocoa
100g chopped milk Lindt's chocolate (instead of the dark chocolate chips)
Cream butter and castor sugar till pale and smooth, mix in brown sugar, whisk well.
Add egg, whisk well till smooth, and add vanilla.
Sift in flour, cocoa and baking soda, mix well, it's a soft dough, but dry, so mixing is not quick, and need to work with care, not over working the mixture.
Fold in chocochips or chopped chocolate.
Scoop out by spoon onto the lined baking trays.
Bake in pre-heated 190C oven for 10-12 minutes.