chewy gingerbread & white chocolate cookies
We're back to cookies. What can I say, they are completely & utterly comfort food, and man, do I need something comforting.
I've been back in Athens for a week & a half now, almost two. That's 13 days. 312 hours. 18,720 minutes. I wont tell you the seconds, that's far too obsessive (1,123,200.... in case you were wondering). Yea, I've been counting.
Don't get me wrong, I love Greece. Like, I love Greece. We're involved. Right now though, right this very minute, I think it's falling apart. You know, just like a force of destruction caving in on itself. Not to mention that I've been away from my sisters for one million, one hundred twenty-three, two-hundred seconds. Give or take a few thousand.
What can I say, I'm lost without them.
Still, there is always a positive side. There's my fantastic job where I make things that taste incredible & look even better. Of course, there's also mountains, sea-side, islands, and as of late, extreme weather conditions. So yea, Greece and I have a long lasting love affair. I'm just home sick for my sisters.
In times like this, I do what the rest of the world does. I turn to DIY projects & cookies right out of the oven. Chewy cookies. Warm, chewy cookies. Warm, chewy, gingery cookies. Oh my days... cookies. Sorry, I'm getting carried away. A recipe is in order, perhaps.
Ingredients: - 480g gluten free white flour blend - 4 tsp ginger - 1 tsp cinnamon - 0.25 tsp ground nutmeg - 0.25 tsp salt - 1 tsp baking soda - 1+1/2 tsp xanthan gum - 170g unsalted butter, room temp - 170g dark brown sugar - 170g molasses - 1 egg - 1 egg white - 1 tsp vanilla - 60g sugar - 185g white chocolate chips
Directions: 1. combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & baking soda in a bowl, whisk to aerate & distribute the ingredients, and then set aside. 2. in a bowl, combine the dark brown sugar & butter & beat on high for 5 minutes to cream them together. Add in the egg, molasses & vanilla & continue to beat until fully mixed. 3. beat in the dry ingredients until combined, but no more. 4. refrigerate the dough for four hours. 5. roll the dough into 3cm (1.5in) large balls & place on a backing sheet 5cm (2in) apart. 6. in a preheated oven, bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes @ 175°C (350°F). 7. remove from the oven & immediately, press 4 or 5 chocolate chips into the centre of each cookie. Allow to cool a little more before eating.
By the way...
If you're interested in the type of stuff I keep stocked in my kitchen or the equipment that I use regularly... here's a pretty comprehensive list.
Tools/ Equipment/ Machinery/ Ingredients:
Electric Scale - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xkKpQk
Hand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xkjowh
Stand Mixer - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2yqXPiH
Candy Thermometer - Etekcity - http://amzn.to/2xklw7k
Food Processor - Cuisinart - http://amzn.to/2xkkZqK
Blender - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xXQgwU
Silicone Spatula - Zyliss - http://amzn.to/2y3Srkw
Chef's Knife 8" - Miyabi - http://amzn.to/2fUtyRK
Pots & Pans:
Cast Iron Grill Skillet 10.5" - Lodge - http://amzn.to/2z2GPwi
Cake tins & Pie Plates:
Bunt Pan - Nordic Ware - http://amzn.to/2xjGB1N
Square Cake Tin - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xkn5Ce
Springform cake tin 22cm (9”) - Farberware - http://amzn.to/2xkdQ4T
Ceramic Pie Plate- Emile Henry - http://amzn.to/2gex5qR
Cupcake Tin - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkp4GG
Tart Tin Loose Bottom 9.5” - Patisse - http://amzn.to/2xje3u2
Non-Slip Pipping Bags - Pastry Gear - http://amzn.to/2fLxAZ0
Pipping Tips - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2yJVPy1
Food Gels - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2kpOCky
Fondant Smoother - Wilton - http://amzn.to/2xkyZRl
Fondant Rolling Mat - The Mat - http://amzn.to/2y2bg76
Active Dry Yeast - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2gcC2R4
Almond Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkP3xI
Arrow root - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2ycT0WF
Baking Powder - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2xkJz5U
Bicarbonate of Soda - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yL7Lj4
Brown Rice Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2z1MUt1
Buckwheat Flour - Anthony’s Organic - http://amzn.to/2xjRS6T
Flaxseed Meel - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2ybK0Rm
Millet flour - Bob’s Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2iBZqYw
Oat Flour - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2fNUuyZ
Potato Starch - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2yKpYgH
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Vanilla Extract Organic - Simply Organic - http://amzn.to/2xXdt2e
Vanilla Beans - Vanilla Products - http://amzn.to/2yLMqWQ
White Flour GF - Dove's Farm - http://amzn.to/2z1b5I1
Xanthan Gum - Bob's Red Mill - http://amzn.to/2zoYxuC
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