Wednesday, 30 January 2013

chocolate and walnut cookies with iced tea

While kids would probably prefer milk chocolate melts/chips in these cookies adults deserve to have them  made with half of a 250 gram bar of Whittaker's Dark Ghana Chocolate which contains 72% cocoa. Whittaker's is a New Zealand family run chocolate business and they make really good chocolate as well as being palm oil free.
These cookies are deeply chocolaty, and crunchy with walnuts, but not to sweet at all. The perfect comfort food to enjoy eating out in the garden in this hot summery weather with a glass of iced tea.
I created both of these recipes especially for Nick who came back from India today to the comforts of home and to the best summer weather we have enjoyed for ages. So lovely to sit out on the deck and catch up.
100 grams of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 egg well beaten
1 cup  plus 2 tablespoons of selfrasing flour
1/2 cup of walnuts chopped
1/2 bar of Whittaker's Dark Ghana Chocolate
Break the chocolate into squares and whizz briefly into small pieces.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Beat in the egg, then sift in the flour
Mix in the walnuts and chocolate
Roll into teaspoon sized balls and put well apart on abakign tray lined with baking paper.
Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown
The recipe was very slightly adapted fromMadhur Jaffrey's " Cooking for Family and Friends".
This was my entry for this week's Comfort Foods challenge.  Each week we are using /creating a recipe from one of Madhur's cookbooks on a different theme. 
Have a look at what other cooks have created at


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