Monday, 23 June 2014

Triple Chocolate Cookies

A more accurate name for these cookies would be 'death by diabetes' but don't let that put you off, these cookies are delicious and everyone will love them.

150g softened unsalted butter or margarine
150g soft brown sugar
1 egg, beaten 
1 tsp vanilla essence
250g self-raising flour
2 tbsps cocoa powder
50g milk chocolate, chopped into small chunks
50g white chocolate, same as above
50g smarties (or similar, I used M&Ms)

Featuring 2lbs of homegrown strawberries.
 Preheat the oven to 180*c or Gas 5

Cream the butter and sugar together, I prefer to mix by hand but you can use an electric whisk to save time.

Add the egg, vanilla essence, cocoa powder and half the flour, mix until it is smooth.

Stir in both kinds of chocolate chips and the smarties.

Mix in the remaining flour until the mixture is thicker and almost dough like.

Divide the dough into two and then again from this into six small balls.

Flatten each ball and place on a greased baking tray making sure they are evenly spaced, if not you will end up with one massive cookie, which isn't a bad thing but not what we are aiming for!

Bake in the centre of your preheated oven for 10 - 12 minutes or until the edges are crisping.
This recipe makes roughly 12 -14 cookies. 

I am taking this batch into work to enjoy on what will most likely be a very busy day that requires cookies.

Monday, 16 June 2014

My Summer Playlist

I go through stages of listening to the same album on repeat for weeks until I move onto the next one. Here are the songs I've been loving in May and June. 

Border Line// King Krule

Nothing Stays the Same// Luke Sital-Singh 

The Death of Queen Jane// Oscar Issac

Sweet Life// Frank Ocean

Oats in the Water// Ben Howard

avf// Stromae

Partition// Iggy Azalea+Beyonce

Cheer Up//Miles Fisher

My commute to work is around forty minutes all together which means I get to listen to one whole album before and after work. My album of the month is most definitely Racine Carrée by Stromae, it has the perfect mix of upbeat and slower songs.