Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Tanya Burr's triple chocolate cookies |

So on Friday I was in the mood to bake, I wanted to make something nice and tasty for my mum and dad's anniversary, with that in mind I went and got out Love, Tanya. The baking section in this book is incredible and she has some amazing recipe. I wanted to do a little post on how to make them because they were so delicious that I couldn't not share them with you. This is not  my recipe but I did tweak it a little bit to my own taste. As I had the house all to myself for the afternoon, I grabbed my laptop, put it on charge in the kitchen, put on spotify and listened to the whole of the wicked soundtrack very loudly. After that my neighbours must hate me, haha. If you want to pick up a copy of Tanya's book then its available from a lot of book stores and supermarkets like Amazon, Waterstones and a lot of other places.

Ingredients | 
200g Butter - I used unsalted.
300g Caster sugar.
1 Large egg.
275g Self-raising flour.
75g Cocoa powder.
A splash of milk - Only if the mixture is to dry.
A large bar of white, milk and dark chocolate. - I found that 100g bars were the perfect amount for me but if you like the more chocolaty then add some more.
3 Daim bars 

Equipment you will need | 
Mixing bowl.
Measuring scales.
Electric mixer - If you don't have one just use a wooden spoon.
2 Baking trays.
Grease proof paper.
Oven set to 200*c.
Cooling rack.
Knife to chop the chocolate up.
This is optional but I would suggest a cup of tea as well, baking can be thirsty work and you can enjoy it while you wait for them to cook.

Step 1 |
Gather all your ingredients ready to be weighed. Here I have all my ingredients, the stuff in the bags is my chocolate. I chopped it up before so I could just pop it straight into the mix.

Step 2 | 
After you have weighed all your ingredient, mix together your butter and caster sugar. Do this until it makes a smooth paste, make sure its well combined. I used an electric whisk for this just because it was a little bit quicker.


Step 3 |
When it looks like this then its time to add your egg. 

Step 4 | 
Once you have added you egg, sift the dry ingredients into the mix and then mix it all together until the mix forms a dough.

Step 5 | 
At this points its time to add all that lovely chocolate. I chopped my chocolate up into small chunks but its up to you how big or small you chop your chocolate. I then added the daim bars to the mix and at this point I just used my hand to mix all the chocolate into the dough.

Step 6 | 
Split your dough into 10 equal pieces, I weighed out the dough and then made sure each one was the same weight. This took me ages so if I were you I would do what Tanya does, which is to make it into 10 blobs of dough.

Step 7 | 
Pop them onto a baking tray with grease proof paper on and put them in the oven for 11 minutes. I had to bake mine 5 at a time because I didn't have another baking tray. I learnt from Tanya's baking video that its vital you take the cookies out after the time it says, they wont look cooked but the residual heat will carry on baking and they just need to firm up.When you take them out of the oven, pop them onto a cooling rack and try to leave them for 30 minutes. I found myself picking at the sides and breaking tiny bits of to try, they were fantastic.

Step 8 | 
Once your cookies have cool, they should look a little something like this. Try to resist the urge to eat them all and I would suggest grabbing a cookie, cup of tea and settling down with a good book.

I hope you enjoyed that post, let me know if you make these or even if you get the book. What's your favourite Tanya burr recipe from her videos or book? Leave a comment below

Bye for now xxx

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