Chocolate

Best Cookies Ever!! -with Chocolate and Hazelnuts

I don’t wonna boast, but this are the best cookies I’ve ever tasted. They are just like I think, the perfect cookies should taste, and they are even ridiculous easy to bake!

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Tomorrow my family and I are gonna leave little, boring and very cold Denmark and drive to the awesome, exciting but also cold Italy! We are going to indulge ourselves with a weeklong vacation on ski! So I’m finally going to try my grand new pink snowboard! I’m so much looking forward to this!!!
Well, the drive to Val Gardena  take about 13 boring hours in car, so I thought, what can make this drive more exciting?? Cookies of cause! So I search the internet I found this amazing recipe on this really nice blog (madenimitliv.dk ). I tasted a little sample (or 3 actually…) and they are great. Just like a basic chocolate cookie should taste! Soon I’m gonna eat many more while seeing an episode of Game of Thrones on our way (enjoying life!)

Ingrediens:

  • 250 g butter
  • 240 g sugar
  • 160 brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g oatmeal
  • 300 g wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 200 g hazelnuts
  • 200 g dark chocolate

Well, this is easy: Melt the butter and mix it with the other ingredients but the nuts and the chocolate. Chop the nuts and chocolate and add it to the rest. Divide the dough in small balls on the baking sheet and squeeze them a little flatter. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 200 degrease Celsius in 16 minutes. Cool down on a baking rack. Done! Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!

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Sorry the poor quality of the pictures…

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Danish “Flødeboller”

This danish ”flødeboller” as we call them here in Denmark, are just so delicious. If you translate it directly it’s “Cream balls”. If you never have tasted them, you must do – soon! It’s a little “ball”, with a bottom which you spray this suckercream on, and then cover them with chocolate! It’s just great, and they are funny to create!

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I got the inspiration from yesterday, while seeing this television show called ”The big baking fight”, where the competitors are challenged to make this tasty flødeboller. It looks so good, and then I thought that I must try it, too. So today I went to the kitchen and pitch in!

I chose to make hazelnut macaroons as bottoms because it tastes lovely and there’s bite in it, but if you like, you can use marzipan or a regular biscuits instead.

For the hazelnut macaroons you will need:

  • 200 g Hazelnuts (7 oz)
  • 200 g sugar (7 oz)
  • 100 g egg white (3,5 oz)

Preheat the oven at 180 C (350 F) . Blend hazelnuts and sucker together until it’s fine-ground. Add the egg white and stir. Put the blend into a icing back and squire it out in suitable rounds. Bag the bottom in the oven in about 15 minutes until they are golden. Cool down.

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Now it’s Cream-time (psst, actually theirs no cream in!) Here you will need:

  • ½ dl Water ( 0.2 cup)
  • 150 g sugar ( 5.3 oz)
  • 80 g glucose syrup (2.8 oz)
  • 100 g egg white ( 3.5 oz)
  • 2 table sp. sugar

Start to measure Sugar, water and glucose syrup in a caseroll. Head it up until it reachs 117 decrease C. While waiting for the mass to boil, stir egg white and 2 tablespoons sugar together until it’s all stiff. When the sugar mass has the right temperature, you have to cool it down before you slowly tip it into the egg white while whipping. Whip it 5-10 minutes. Now put the mass in an icing bag and squirt it out in suitable tops on the cold bottoms. Let the “balls” rest in about 2 hours until the foam doesn’t stick to your finger while touching it.

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Chokotime!:

  • 300 g dark Chocolate (70-80 %) (10.5 oz)

Temperat the chocolate and cover the creamballs. There’s many ways to do this. 1) Dip them. 2) Bake the balls (without chocolate in 10 minut, 175 C), and then gently brush the chocolate on. 3) Put a cream ball on a grating and tip the chocolate over – that what I did, and it pretty simple and the result is good, because it’s easy to cover all of the foam and the bottom.
When the chocolate is still war, sprinkle e.v.t with hacked nuts, freeze-dry raspberries, coffee or whatever you feel for.

They only get’s better if you let them rest in a couple of hours! Injoy

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