Nuts & chocolate cookies

I’ve been 5 days sick with gastro and eating rice and cooked carrots, I just can’t stand it anymore. So I thought I would prepare a few cookies for when I’ll be better which needs to be really quick now because I miss to eat some good and tasty food.

Easy and quick recipes if you need to prepare something to eat for the kids or some visitors coming for tea on a last minute

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What do you need?

  • 200g of brown sugar or 175g of white sugar
  • 100g of butter
  • 170g of chocolate (Nestle patissier)
  • 200g of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 70g of nuts
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • self raising powder (half tea spoon)
  • salt (pinch)
  • bicarbonate (half tea spoon)

Steps:

  • Let the butter at ambient temperature
  • If you bought fresh nuts like I did, open them, get them out of the shell and cut in small pieces
  • Cut the chocolate roughly in small pieces
  • Mix the soft butter with sugar until you get a soft creamy texture
  • Add the vanilla extract and salt
  • Add the egg and mix well
  • Mix together the flour, self raising powder and bicarbonate
  • Add the flour little after little to the mixture
  • Finally, add the chocolate and nuts, mix well
  • Make some small or medium balls with the mixture depending on the size you want to achieve. (don’t worry about the shape, it will flatten by itself)
  • cook for 14mn at 170°C in a fan oven. Depending on your oven keep checking. It needs to remain slight soft
  • Enjoy!
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Chocolate financiers

2 weeks ago it was our friend David’s birthday but unfortunately we weren’t there so I cooked quickly some cakes for him so that he had them on his birthday. We left early and didn’t see him.

Those financiers were delicious, I had to try them before of course 🙂

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What do you need?

  • 45g of flour
  • 110g of egg whites
  • 1 table spoon of honey
  • 45g of almonds flour
  • 120g of ice sugar
  • 120g of butter
  • Baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon of powder chocolate
  • Vanilla extract
  • Some cake decorations
  • 100g of black chocolate

Let’s get to it:

  • In a saucepan bring the butter to boil until it starts to get slightly brown and add the table spoon of honey. Mix well and let aside
  • In your KitchenAid food processor, mix the ice sugar, flour, almonds flour and baking powder together
  • Add the egg white slowly to the flour mixture and mix slowly until fully absorbed.
  • Add slowly the butter to the mixture, continue to mix and add the chocolate poweder & vanilla extract.
  • Butter a silicon financiers baking tray and spread the batter across.
  • Smash the chocolate and place a piece in each cake
  • Cook for 13mn at 180°C with fan heat (temperature might differ depending on your oven, make sure to not over-bake)
  • Sprinkle with the cake decoration
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