I’ve got a sweet tooth and I love making cakes, but one thing I’ve never really had much success with is biscuits (cookies, if you’re American). I decided to try and break that tradition today by making some of Nigella Lawson’s chocolate chip cookies as featured in Kitchen – if you’ve not got the book, you can also find the recipe on her website.
It’s a pretty easy recipe. Melt some butter and mix it with two types of sugar. Then add a whole egg plus a single egg yolk and mix some more before adding plain flour and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda). Finally, you fold in some chocolate chips.
The mix is supposed to make about 14 cookies, but mine stretched to 18.
The end result was nice, but I must confess to being a bit disappointed. They weren’t as chewy/soft as I had hoped – it’s not that the biscuit isn’t nice, it’s just that it wasn’t what I expected. It’s also possible that I overbaked them, and splitting the mixture into more pieces than recommended probably compounded that.
On the plus side, I can console myself with biscuits.