I have never really been interested in the baking side of things, as I tend to focus more on cooking.
That being said, I do enjoy challenging myself from time to time.
Without any fear I decided to take up on the challenge of following a recipe despite the knowledge that some people find that even when they follow a recipe, something goes wrong somewhere.
Thankfully, I somehow always manage to get it right, this time included. Phew!!!
Credit to BBC’s Good Food as this is their recipe but I have some “HeyEater” hints and tips at the end!
I’d encourage you to try this as it is not only a super easy one but I’d love for you to share how it turns out for you.
The HeyEater tips:
Firstly, I left out the salt; I don’t think it is needed.
Secondly, I found that after the suggested cooking time, the cookies didn’t look fully cooked, especially in the middle. This might make you feel that you need to leave them in a bit longer. DON’T!
Bring them out and leave them to cool, you will find after it has cooled down and has settled the texture will be exactly how it is meant to be!!! It also means your cookies will have a very soft centre! Yummmmm
Hope you enjoy them as much as my friends and I did…
Credit for photos: Fisayo Longe (mirrorme.me)
150g salted butter, softened
80g light brown muscovado sugar
80g granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
225g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt
200g plain chocolate chips or chunks
1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
2. Put the butter and sugars into a bowl and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt over the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.
3. Using a teaspoon, place small mounds of the mixture well apart on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 8–10 minutes until light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.
4. Leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack.