Looking for a nice homemade gift for Mother’s Day? One local charity has just the recipe for you!
Caring Cooks, which provides nutritious food to families across the island as well as hot meals and cooking education in schools, has shared one of the recipes it teaches to Year 4 pupils: chocolate chip cookies.
"These are the ultimate gourmet cookies - perfect for a treat or home- baked gift!," the team said. "Crisp on the outside and squidgy on the inside, these are
really simple to make."
They also explained that, since dark chocolate has more cocoa (the bean that chocolate is made from) and less sugar than other chocolate, it is considered better for you than milk and white varieties.
"It is also loaded with minerals and antioxidants which protect our bodies from damage," they said. "It is even thought to improve our brain function! Just remember to eat it in moderation…"
With Mother's Day coming up next weekend (19 March), here is some inspiration for aspiring bakers.
ALLERGY ADVICE: Contains gluten and dairy.
113g plain flour
8g baking powder
57g unsalted butter
57g demerara sugar
50g dark chocolate chips
¼ tsp vanilla essence
Teaspoon (tsp) measure
Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F/ Gas 4.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl; rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the sugar, vanilla, chocolate chips and milk and continue to mix to form a dough.
Place the dough onto a clean work surface and roll into a 6cm long sausage shape.
Using a sharp knife, slice the dough into 6 equal sized cookies.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and place the cookies onto the tray.
Place into the hot oven for approximately 13 minutes- be careful not to over bake.
Remove from the oven, place onto a cooling rack and allow to cool before eating. The biscuits will continue to crisp up whilst cooling.
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