There is a longing comfort in home baked goods. The not so perfect looking cookies , a piece of pound cake with a dome on top. And the unmistakable fragrance of butter, something I miss when eating out. Even restaurant dessert, you know, the upmarket “snicker bar” or whatever, sometimes it is just too foreign for me.
I have been testing and baking a lot of cakes lately for the book. My family rave at cheesecake and the more elaborated stuff. But I myself take pleasure in the simplest form of dessert. Ripe strawberries with sweetened Jersey raw cream I found in an organic store. Behold. The cream was so smooth and thick, it was unforgettable.
Too much baking can be a bad thing, when pleasure is low and responsibilities with deadlines are high. The process of creating picture perfect cakes can be a little daunting. It gets on my nerves at times. How many ways you can photograph muffins? Trust me, not many! I have done several batches of the same cake with little variations to perfect the taste AND the look….
That is why I am thankful for this blog, for the dishes I can photograph whatever way I like. Carefree.
I’m making something special today! Mars bar double chocolate cookies. They are giant, and very bad for you. But addicting it is. I haven’t got enough of the chocolate-caramel-saltiness as yet.And you know the best part? They are home-made, and you can’t find it outside!
I got giant 20 cookies from this recipe! It spreads!
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 125g butter, softened
- 160g brown sugar
- 20g corn syrup
- 150g plain flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 100g dark chocolate
- 2 mars bars, sliced
- A generous pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 150C.
- Add the eggs and vanilla to a separate bowl and whisk lightly to combine.
- Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the egg mixture and beat until incorporated. Add the corn syrup and beat briefly to combine before sifting over the dry ingredients. Stir gently to incorporate then add the chunks of chocolate.
- Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Roll tablespoons of the mixture into biscuit shapes and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Gently press a slice of mars bar into the centre of each biscuit and sprinkle over a little salt.(I got 20 cookies)
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes to your liking. Allow to cool a little on the tray then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely.
Recipe adapted from here: http://www.dailylife.com.au/dl-food/food-blogs/blogs/the-kitchen-coquette/death-by-chocolate-20120807-23r4b.html