Wednesday, January 26, 2011
By now you are probably aware of my affinity with all things chocolate. Even the New York cheesecake got chocolate swaddling over the top of it. It's only befitting that I share with you now the best chocolate cookie, ever.
I excitedly went on and on about the recipe with my friend Najah after finding it at Deb's Smitten Kitchen. She warned me that one recipe yields only a small batch of cookie - it won't be enough for us. So one fine weekend I chopped, mixed, rolled, chilled, waited, waited some more, cut and baked, only to end up regretting not doubling the dough after popping three of these
Vijay counted the cookies in our forlornly half-filled cookie jar and estimated they will be gone in two days. "Two days?!" I exclaimed. "You just ate three." he pointed out. "Aaarrrrgghhhhhh!"
So I sat down, with another cookie melting in my mouth, to carefully chart out my Chinese New Year cookie baking schedule, adding a double batch of these into it. While the schedule looked bleak and would cause me to lose more than a few winks of sleep, I didn't see another option. This is the chocolate cookie I
I made these again last night (twice the amount of course!) just as Rasa Malaysia's Bee published my guest post of the recipe in her amazing blog. I discovered Rasa Malaysia when Najah first attempted to fry her own Char Kuey Teow and found many recipes to be immediately bookmarked, including the afore mentioned pineapple tarts. (Thanks Bee!) Do hop over to find out how you can fill your cookie jar with this Pierre Hermé creation.
Now I will leave you with this.
It's not the only way you should savor the cookie but I must say it is indeed the best way to do it!
Life Is Great explores the incredible world of food and cooking. We hope to share with you our most delicious moments and inspirations.
“Just like becoming an expert in wine–you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford–you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. The you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.”
Julia Child (Mastering the Art of French Cooking)
“Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.”
- Crispy Fried Egg
- Tamago Kake Gohan (卵かけご飯)
- Strawberry Pie
- One Pot Chicken Rice
- Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面 - Minced Pork Noodle)
- Hakka Salted Egg Steamed Pork (咸蛋蒸猪肉)
- Best Egg Salad
- Blood Orange Chiffon Cake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
- Rose Levy Beranbaum's Basic Brioche
- Meyer Lemon Bars
- Hong Kong Part III
- Hong Kong Part II: Zongzi/Bakchang (粽子/肉粽)
- Caffè HABITŪ (the table) at G.O.D. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Part I
- Australia 2010 Part 1: Melbourne
- Bourke Street Bakery, Sydney
- Il Fornaio, St Kilda
- Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne