So a few exciting things have been happening recently. First up, I got a job offer this morning which I’m really excited about! Woohoo! Time to put my 7.5 years of training into good use.
Over the weekend, AR and I decided to put together a wedding gift registry that is uncommon in Asia countries but common in Australia,UK and US. We didn’t want guests to feel that they are obligated to provide gifts but then we didn’t want to end up with 2 toasters and 3 food processors either… hence the decision. It still feels strange because where it is considered as rude to give money (as in ang pows) in the Western culture, it is ok to requests for gifts? Hmmm…
So question- What do YOU think of wedding gift registries and ang pows?? Your answer is appreciated because I’m really curious!!!
OK, back to cookies!!!!
After trying out Zen Chef’s Flat and Chewy cookies, I excitedly looked at the Thick and Gooey version. Although I’m not usually a fan of chewy cookies, it’s good to learn that a slight change in composition of sugar, eggs and flour can alter the texture of the cookie dramatically. The thick and chewy version has less flour but 1 more egg. It also uses less baking soda, possibly the deciding factor in terms of influencing the texture of the cookie.
In all honestly, I didn’t really like the cookie. I know Zen chef really liked it but it didnt worked out for me. I feel bad just by writing that! Not because it wasn’t nice but it was just not as addictive as the flat and chewy ones. AR has no complains as he happily chomped down a few at one go. It’s a good cookie-just not one that I personally like. Not to say that YOU wont like them though!!!!!
Zen Chef’s Thick and Gooey Cookies
2.5 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp kosher salt
226 grams butter
1.5 cups of brown sugar
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
3 cups of chocolate bits
2 cups of chopped walnuts
1) Preheat Oven at 180C. Line 2 baking trays with paper.
2) Sift flour, salt, baking powder and soda. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs one by one. Fold flour mixture till dough form. Fold in chocolate and walnuts. Chill dough.
3) Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and flatten it. Chill dough btw batches as u bake the first batch for 15 minutes. Cool sightly before transfering them onto a tray.
Ps-the thin n crispy one coming up soon..and I did not forget about the bake off!