Friday, 5 July 2013

Aztec Cookies Recipe

Today I have my second recipe I bake quiet a look but always forget to take pictures to do a blog post on it. I got the recipe from The Great British Bake Off 2012 book and have made a few things and have loved all of them. The cookies are essentially chocolate coffee flavored with white chocolate but they aren't too rich. I have adapted the recipe slightly too how I did it.

Ingredients- (Makes 18)
140g espresso flavoured dark chocalate (70%), broken into squares- I used green & blacks
65g unsalted butter, diced
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
130g caster sugar
185g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
100g white chocolate- I used green & blacks

2 baking sheets lined with baking paper

1) Melt the dark chocolate with the butter in a glass bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water (not boiling). Once it is all combined and melted remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes.

2)Meanwhile, put the eggs, vanilla, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then use a hand or electric whisk to mix the ingredients together. Then add the melted chocolate and stir it in by hand.

3) Stir the flour and baking powder into the mixture using a wooden spoon. Roughly chop up the white chocolate and stir in. Leave the mixture to stand for 15 minutes for it to thicken ( this step is essential). While the mixture is standing put the oven on to 160oC/325oF/gas 3.

4) Using a heaped tablespoon each time scoop the mixture onto a baking tray, until you have 18 even lumps. Don't flatten them as they will be too flat. Make sure you spread them out as they will spread in the over. Bake for 15 minutes and then take them out leave on the tray for 5 minutes as they will continue to bake on the tray for a few minutes out of the oven. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely , story in an air tight tin and eat with in a week. 


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