I guess I should start with why I wanted to make this blog and a little about who I am. Here goes nothing.
My name’s Vivien and I love food! It’s quite simple; food brings people together, brings joy, and fills you up so you can be awesome. What’s not to love?
I started on my food adventure, probably, when I was 14, I remember baking these chocolate cookies, that were rich, indulgent and delicious, well at least that’s how I remember it. It was awhile ago. And so my life-long journey of baking and being distracted began. When I was bored, I would bake, when I should have been studying, I’d be looking through food blogs. I was constantly getting distracted by food. It wasn’t bad, I just tend to procrastinate from the more pressing matters. So, that’s how this came to be, a place to store all my delicious distractions.
It seemed like the perfect thing for me to bake first would be double choc cookies. Something for me to remember how this all started and a beginning for what’s to come.
These cookies are rich, moist, and perfect with a glass of milk. They’re not very sweet, so you get to enjoy the rich cocoa flavour with every bite.
Double choc chip cookies
275 g butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups choc chips
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
- Cream together butter and sugar, till light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
- Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually mix into butter and sugar mixture. Stir in choc chips.
- Drop a tsp of mixture onto trays, and place in oven for 8-9 minutes, careful not to overcook them. They will puff up in the oven and flatten while cooling.
- Cool slightly then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
– Slightly adapted from ‘food’