Monday, 9 January 2012
Recipe - Forgotten Cookies
I haven't researched it but I would hazard a guess that the name for these cookies come from the fact that you leave them in the oven and forget about them for quite some time.
I'm not much into sweet stuff but when I tasted some of these over Christmas I really liked them. What you seen on this picture is our attempt at making them.
Ours didn't turn out quite as nice as Mrs T's but I blame that on our oven. Make sure that the seal on your oven is intact so the heat doesn't go down too quickly. A long and slow cooking is what's needed to make these extra delicious.
I'm sure you could pop some other nice stuff in them but this is a good start at least. Basically they're just some meringues with walnut and chocolate so there's loads of room for freestyling. Some chopped up raspberries anyone?
There seems to be quite a lot of different recipes around for this but this is sort of what we freestyled together from a bunch of them.....
Ingredients (makes about 30)
2 large egg whites
120g golden caster sugar
120g roughly chopped walnuts
150g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff and dry. Whisk in the sugar a little at a time until you got a nice and glossy meringue. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate carefully, using a metal spoon.
Spoon teaspoon-sized mounds of the mixture onto baking sheets that have been covered with tin foil.
Pop the baking sheet into the oven, turn off the oven and let the cookies sit in there until the oven is cold.
Be careful when you remove the cookies from the tin foil.