torek, 10. december 2013

Outrageous chocolate cookies / Cokoladni piškoti


Currently , while I’m typing this, I sit on a glass coffee table, because we’re having such chaos in our apartment that I have no other options. Truffle and I decided we'd paint walls white and do a small renovation. Hallelujah, because I felt like I will suffocate because of all the excess junk. I hope soon I will be able to breathe again =). Keeping things organized and color white mean a lot to me, and because we live in a very small apartment, I need it even more, because that makes apartment seem bigger, more spacious, fresh. Is there a fan of white among you? Usually people don’t like it too much if everything is white, it seems to them too sterile and hospital like. It depends on what are the details like, I love a space that is welcoming, homely, soft … so clinics style really doesn’t attract me =).

I don’t have conditions for cooking and photography at the moment, but I do have quite a few photos of the dishes that I have already prepared some time ago, so no fear, I have material for new posts =)! These cookies are in fact even better than they look. I've done it already 2x. First time I used  dark chocolate (these in the photos), and secondly I used milk chocolate (I like this chocolate more). The point of these cookies is that they are soft. If you want them to be crunchy, bake them a few more minutes longer.

PS-For those who of you that don’t follow me on Facebook, I did a guest post on Živa’s blog for Macaroons with chocolate ganache. 

With love, Neja



Recipe from: Julia's Album

The recipe


Ingredients:
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks, or equal amount of semisweet chocolate chips

The process
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring between each, until almost melted. Make sure not to over melt the chocolate, melt it just enough to mix. Or melt chocolate in a bowl above boiling water.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed really well, until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate (remember, the melted chocolate should not be too runny). Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips). If your batter is too runny (due to over melting the chocolate in step 1), let the batter stand for some time to get hard.

Drop tablespoons (or less) of dough onto cold baking sheets 2 inches apart (not hot or warm baking sheets that have been sitting underneath your pre-heated oven). Bake cookies for 12 minutes. Do not overcook the cookies, the texture should still be soft, that of a brownie, when you take them out of the oven. If you overcook them, they will be too hard. Do not bake them to a crisp, they are supposed to be soft.

Cool on baking sheets 10 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Trenutno, ko to tipkam, sedim na stekleni kavni mizici, ker je v stanovanju tak kaos, da nimam drugih opcij. S Tartufijem sva se odločila, da bova prebelila stene in naredila manjšo renovacijo. Aleluja, ker sem se že na pol dušila zaradi vse odvečne krame. Upam, da bom kmalu lahko spet dihala=). Red in belina mi zelo veliko pomenita in ker živiva v zelo majhnem stanovanju, ju potrebujem še toliko bolj, saj naredita vse večje, bolj prostorno, sveže. Je kakšen ljubitelj beline med vami? Ponavadi ljudem ni preveč všeč, če je vse belo, zdi se jim preveč sterilno, bolnišniško. Odvisno kakšni so detajli, všeč mi je prostor, ki je prijeten, domač, ki deluje mehko … torej stil klinik me res ne privlači=). 

Pogojev za kuhanje in fotografiranje ta trenutek sicer nimam, imam pa kar nekaj fotografij jedi, ki sem jih že nekaj časa nazaj pripravila, tako da, brez strahu, imam material za objave! Tile piškoti so v resnici še boljši kot izgledajo. Naredila sem jih že 2x. Prvič s temno čokolado (tile na fotografijah), drugič pa z mlečno. Meni so itak ljubši z mlečno. Poanta teh piškotov je v tem, da so mehki. Če želite imeti hrustljave, jih pecite par minutk dlje. 

P.S.- Za tiste, ki mi ne sledite na Facebooku, na Živinem blogu sem naredila objavo za makrone s čokoladnim ganašem. 

Z ljubeznijo, Neja



Recept iz: Julia's Album

Recept


Sestavine:
250g čokoladni solzic ali čokolade narezane na koščke
4 žlice nesoljenega masla
83g večnamenske moke (ali več, če je masa preveč tekoča)
1/2 žličke pecilnega praška
1/4 žličke soli
2 veliki jajci
150g sladkorja (rjavega, ali po želji drugega)
1 žlička vanilijevega ekstrakta
340g čokolade v koščkih ali čokoladnih solzic

Postopek
Pečico segrejemo na 180 stopinj. 250g čokoladnih solzic in maslo stopimo v mikrovalovni pečici, v 20 -sekundnih korakih, vsakič, ko jo vzamete ven premešajte, dokler ni skoraj cela čokolada stopljena. Čokolada ne sme biti popolnoma stopljena. Namesto v mikrovalovni pečici jo lahko stopite v posodi nad vrelo vodo. 
V drugi skledi zmešajte skupaj moko, pecilni prašek in sol.

Z mikserjem stepite jajca, sladkor in vaniljo na visoki hitrosti, do puhastega. Zmanjšajte hitrost na najnižjo, dodajte stopljeno čokolado (ne pozabite ,stopljena čokolada ne bi smela biti preveč stopljena). Dodajte mešanico z moke in miksajte, dokler niso vse sestavine dobro premešane. Dodajte koščke čokolade (ali čokoladnih solzic).

Na pekač položite peki papir in z žlico nanesite maso (pekač mora biti ohlajen. Napolnite cel pekač in ga postavite v hladilnik za par min), par cm narazen, ker se med peko masa razleze. Piškote pečemo 12 minut. Piškoti morajo biti mehki, ne hrustljavi.

Piškote pustite 10 min, da se ohladijo.

(Pri teh piškotih je zelo pomembno ali uporabite čokoladne solzice/navadno čokolado, ki ste jo narezali na koščke, prav tako je pomembno ali je čokolada temna ali mlečna in koliko ste čokolado stopili. Zaradi teh razlogov lahko piškoti vsakič izpadejo drugače. Najprej specite samo en piškot, za test. Če se bo piškot čisto razlezel, da bo ploščat, kot palačinka-potem taka masa ni v redu in raje dodajte več moke).


16 komentarjev:

  1. Mmmmmm!
    Jaz drugače obožujem belo barvo in detajle! :D Sama si želim met čimbolj svetlo stanovanje in bele stene ;)
    P.s kje kupuješ te čokoladne kapljice?

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    Odgovori
    1. OO, luštn, še ena!=) V Mercatorju. Tam med slaščičarskimi zadevami poišči. Verjetno jih imajo tudi v Sparu in Tušu.

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  2. Joj kako dobro tole izgleda :D ravno prej sem razmišljala, kako bi bilo fajn, če bi mi kdo piškotke spekel :D

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  3. Mmm, čista čokoladna poezija... Pa te solzice bom tudi jaz poiskala.. Mi je všeč, da je enostaven recept, da se ga lahko še evelina loti.. (:

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  4. These look amazing!!! I'll have to give them a try!

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  5. Zadnje čase si pa pridna z objavami. Luštni piškotki.

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  6. These look so good! Seriously outrageous :) PS, I love that song!

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  7. Ful luštni piškotki. Mogoče jih poskusim narediti že danes :D

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  8. Ou. Maj. Gad. Tole moram sprobat. Sicer nisem nek kuharski mojster, pa vseeno :). Njams!
    + toook lepe fotke <3!

    xx

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  9. These look so chewy and delicious....that is how I love my chocolate! I will try them with milk chocolate! Pinned!

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  10. You're really talented!
    It's impossible not to follow you!
    I will work more in the kitchen!
    Thank you!
    Silvia
    http://sweetflo.it/

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  11. Que ricas tus galletas y que bonita la presentación!!!.

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  12. Dear Neja, You're cookies look like little brownies inside...so moist and delicious...what a beautiful dessert. Perfect for the holidays. Blessings, Catherine xo

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