Choc-a-liscious goodness…

I am slightly addicted to baking which you will get to know as my little blog grows. Β I think as a young child my mum always taught me how to bake little cakes & flapjacks & I remember sitting there begging to lick the spoon or competing with my younger brother on who got that first gooey lick! πŸ˜„

So, yesterday I had half an hour to kill before I popped to a friends for dinner & washing help (my machine has broken & you don’t realise how much you rely on it! – new one on order) so I decided to try this new recipe I found & I have to tell you now that it is fantastic & the cookies are incredibly gooey with the oozing chocolate melting through…..shall I stop?!

So, here’s what you’ll need…

100g of butter (leave out of fridge for a good hour so it softens first)

125g light brown sugar (sure Caster would work fine)

1 yolk from medium egg

Few tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda

Half a bar of dark chocolate roughly chopped

Nuts (optional)

Good lined baking tray!
Put oven on at 190 degrees. Let’s bake…

Cream together the sugar & butter so light & fluffy. Β I whisk with a hand mixer as I’m lazy!!


Add the yolk to the mixture. I used to use my hands to seperate eggs but then I found this useful little tool – godsend! I think this one was from Lakeland.com – I love their baking tools.


Next sift in the flour & add the bicarbonate & give it a good old whisk together.

Some say it’s best to chill the mixture now for 10 or so minutes but I can’t wait that long as I want to taste these heavens!!


Next, add the chopped chocolate pieces, there is no technique to this just chop!!


Add the nuts also if you are using them, I chose not too on this occasion.

Divide the mixture into individual balls & place on your lined baking tray. I think I made about 8 as I like them fairly HUGE!! Press them down slightly until 2cm or so thick & space them apart as they do grow.


Once on your tray place in your oven for approx 8-10 minutes.

This gives you enough time to now do that washing up…..yawn!

Once the time is up remove from the oven. They probably look quite soft but don’t worry as they will harden quickly! They are probably also full of cracks but this is good as that’s where those chopped choc pieces ooze out…

Then tad-dah there you have it, some amazing chocolate heaven goodness.


Now enjoy….

Nat xXx

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