Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TWD: My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

As usual I was excited about this week's recipe. My mom has made my grandma's chocolate chip cookie recipe for as long as I remember. It is good, it stands up well, not flat, good flavor and perfect for dunking in milk.

When I got married and moved away, I was suddenly without my mother's favorite recipe book and all her hand-written recipes! I may or may not have had a slight panic attack. When the day came to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies I decided to just used the Original Toll House recipe on the back of the bag. I had bought the chocolate chips. I needed a recipe. It was there. Now dont panic on me but I really enjoyed them. I loved the extra buttery flavor. I loved that they came out flatter and crispier. And since the recipe was on the back of the bag it became my new favorite. It was just convenient. And delicious!

There were some mixed reviews on Dorie's recipe. I don't think anyone had a problem with her recipe (although some found it best to chill the dough before baking and I agree). I think the mix of reviews comes from different tastes.

Some like them chewy, others like them crispy.

Some like them with milk chocolate, other like them with bittersweet chocolate.

Some like them buttery, others like them less fatty!

When it comes to finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, I think it is all a matter of preference.

When it comes to Dorie's recipe, I am a big fan! This recipe, like many other Dorie recipes, will become my new default recipe. And the husband said he liked these ones better than the Toll House recipe.

This week's host was Kait of Kait's Plate and you can find the recipe on her blog.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

TWD: Milk Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes

This week's hostess for Tuesdays With Dorie was Kristin of I'm Right About Everything. You will be able to find the recipe for this week on her blog.

My tiny little nibble of this cake was amazing. It is mild in chocolate flavor and not too sweet. I didn't have a taste once the glaze was on so I'm sure the chocolate flavor increased after that addition. I'm am quite proud of myself for 2 reasons. One for getting this recipe baked and two for resisting to eat this sweet treat.

However, I must confess.

While I may not have eaten the final product...some small amount of batter may have been consumed.

Ok, fine...A LOT of batter was consumed. It was amazing.

And thus, I was not allowed to eat the final product due to the calories I consumed in making this beautiful little cake.

Now, I must go "taste test" the new bread recipe I made today. You must go make this cake! :)