From my kitchen to yours

From my kitchen to yours

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Looks like i am just going the chocolate route, woke up this morning and was wondering what to make in this blistering heat , and since i was feeling really really lazy , i decided to make something fresh for tea , and so chocolate chip cookies it is.
This recipe is from "Nigella express " , i love her , how she cooks, how she talks about food, she has brought "sexy" back into the kitchen , and i love it, its never about how you look but how you feel ,if you don't feel good about yourself inside , you will not be able to put that zingy feeling into what you make, frankly its not what you wear but how you wear it...
But the fact is i am not someone who has to make every meal every day so ya i am the "Queen of my pantry" and the ingredients have to do my bidding or they get chucked into the "dreaded " dust bin ha ha ha ha ..
So now whizzing around , before my troublesome twosome wake up from their afternoon nap, btw they had chocolate mousse for breakfast too...

Chocolate Chip Cookies
125 g dark chocolate
150 g flour
30 g cocoa sieved
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
125 g soft butter
75 g brown sugar
50 g white sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
1 cold egg
350 g chocolate to be broken into chips

Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees.
Melt the dark chocolate over a double boiler
Mix flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl.
Cream the butter and sugars in another bowl, then add the melted chocolate and mix together.
Beat the vanilla extract and cold egg, then mix in the dry ingredients, mix this with the butter , sugar , chocolate mix and finally add the chocolate chips.
Scoop out equal sized mounds onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes, testing with a cake tester to see it comes out clean.
Leave to cool on a baking tray for 4-5 minutes, and let them cool so that they can harden.

So i did all that is mentioned above and seriously wanted to put the dough in the muffin moulds but did not do that , put them on baking paper as instructed...
The Cadbury chocolate completely melted in the oven , the mounds of cookie dough, flattened out and began to resemble "chocolate space ships" any moment now little chocolate smeared creatures would walk out of my oven and take my ingredients hostage and probably kidnap me as a gift to their "bald 1 eyed king", ok ok im stopping this stupid story...
Back to the cookies , they took 25 minute to cook and flattened out..
But the good part is they still tasted fine, so if you are not someone who judges people by how they look but what they are on the inside, the cookies i made are for you..

Fresh "CHOCOLATE SPACE SHIPS" straight from ''Maria's Kitchen" ....
P.S. My net was down the entire day


  1. Delicious! India's answer to Nigella just looking forward to your cookery show. :)

  2. yeah... u would make a wonderful and sexy chef ;))

    btw... lucky kids... get to eat yummy chocolate mousse :)))

  3. Dear Pinky and Shalini,

    you girls made my day

    lotsa hugs

  4. I was never fond of cooking and baking until I wanna go into the kitchen and expirement and try out stuff..the cookies look so yummy..feel like digging in right now!! :)

  5. Dear Maria,

    Love your blog. You are so happy and the happiness is shown in your cooking as well as presentation. Will try some of your recipes.

    Lots of Good Wishes