I know it’s been a while and we have only just got the internet at home so please forgive me! As I mentioned in a previous post, we have moved to Whitstable, a seaside town on the North Kent Coast, about an hour outside of London. It’s very pretty and has lots of little foodie gems and boutiques to explore. I am only beginning to get around to that now! It has been a rollercoaster month, so much has changed but all of it for the better! I love my new hob, we have a cottage by the sea and we walk on the beach every evening…nothing could make me much happier right now! Except maybe getting back on track with my healthy eating! So you lot can look forward to lots of lovely posts coming your way in the next few months! Ive popped in a few pictures of the beautiful beach across the road and the town too, just to tease you all.
It has, however, been a while since I’ve given you a recipe, so here is a good one for you, quick, easy and super tasty!! Its not exactly a healthy eating recipe but since ive been so busy, a bit of home baking was just the think to bring me back to earth! These are based on a Nigella recipe and they rock! I realise calling them perfect is a bit strong but to me, cookies should be crunchier around the edges and chewy and fudgy once you bite in. Cookies that are too crunchy are like eating sandpaper!
Perfect chocolate chip cookies:
Adapted from Nigella’s Kitchen
- 150g softened butter
- 125g soft brown sugar
- 100g caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
- 300g plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of bicarb of soda
- 320g chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius and line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
- Melt the butter, pour into a bowl with the sugars and beat together.
- Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk.
- Slowly stir in the flour until you have quite a thick mixture then stir in choc chips until evenly distributed.
- Spoon largish lumps of cookie dough onto the baking sheets. At this point you could make a roll of dough and freeze it if you wanted to only bake some at a time.
- Bake for approx 15 mins until the edges are lightly toasted but the centre still looks softish.
- You can allow to cool but to be honest I couldnt resist a warm cookie!