29 May, 2014

Chocolate chip cookies with spelt flour


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I've noticed that almost every post about chocolate chip cookies starts with something like, "After a long search I've finally found the best chocolate chip cookie recipe". I don't know why these cookies are such an obsession among people. Perhaps I don't understand it because I still haven't found my "last and best in a row" recipe. Whatever. I'm not even such a huuuuuuuuuuuuge fan of chocolate chip cookies to be vaguely obsessed with them. Over the past few years I've tried several recipes, classical American recipes for chocolate chip cookies, and I always failed to come up with a decent cookie. Proportions just don't seem to be correct, or I make big mistakes measuring in cups or converting cups into grams.
But the other day, my younger daughter, a  chocolate-everything fan, came home from school talking about a chocolate chip cookie her friend shared with her. Glow in her eyes and the pleading voice saying, "Can you, please, make them for me. Ask X's mom for the recipe!"
Oh, what't so special about that recipe? I'll find a good chocolate chip cookies recipe in a minute. Just wait and see. True, in less than 5 minutes, I found at least five around the blogs I follow and trust. And decided to start with this one. Others were either put on hold or discarded because they didn't convince me. Nuts are a no, no, no! with my daughter, and I didn't have enough chocolate chips but used some good quality 60% cocoa dark chocolate and reduced it a bit as it seemed too much to me. And I put some spelt flour for the "healthy touch".
The verdict: Slightly crunchy on top, and soft inside. A bit too much chocolate for my taste. But generally, a good cookie recipe. My older daughter also thought they were good, she swept half a batch after her swimming training. The younger one, the one that asked for cookies, was a bit more critical. Because "the cookies her friend's mom made were with chocolate chips" and said, "these are ok, but ask for the recipe just the same." Stubborn as I am, I tried another recipe that was totally "no, no, no" and "tasted strange" before I finally asked for the recipe. And the answer was, Sure, it's on the X chocolate chips box! We'll see, if they really are that good, they might appear here, too. If not, I might join the bunch on the eternal search for the THE BEST chocolate chip cookie EVER!
Until then, you may want to try these, I'd just put less chocolate next time I make them, but otherwise I really liked them.


Chocolate chip cookies with spelt flour


Chocolate Chip Cookies with spelt flour

* 100 g softened butter
* 150 g light brown sugar
* 150 g chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
* 120 g flour
* 100 g spelt flour
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* a pinch of salt

Mix softened butter with sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
Add the egg and mix it in. Add both flours sifted with the baking powder, and the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
Let the dough rest 1/2 hour in the fridge.
Portion the dough with a small ice cream scoop and form little heaps on a baking tray. Flatten them slightly as they won't spread much in baking.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes in an oven preheated to 170°C or until the bottom and edges are golden brown.
Let them cool on a cooling rack before storing them in an airtight container.

Chocolate chip cookies with spelt flour


Biscotti al cioccolato e farina di farro

* 100 g di burro ammorbidito
* 150 g zucchero di canna chiaro
* 150 g di cioccolato fondente o gocce di cioccolato
* 120 g farina "00"
* 100 g di farina di farro
* 1 uovo
* 1 cucchiaino di estratto di vaniglia
* 1/2 cucchiaino di lievito per dolci
* un pizzico di sale

Mescolate il burro morbido con un cucchiaio di legno insieme allo zucchero, sale e l'estratto di vaniglia.
Aggiungete l'uovo e mescolate bene.
Unite le farine setacciate insieme al lievito e infine il cioccolato tagliato a pezzettini o le gocce di cioccolato.
Lasciate l'impasto in frigo per 1/2 ora o poi porzionatelo con un cucchiaio per il gelato formando mezze palline su una placca da forno. Schiacciatele leggermente.
Cuocete i biscotti per 10-12 minuti nel forno già riscaldato a 170°C o finché i bordi diventano dorati.
Lasciateli raffreddare su una griglia e poi conservateli in un contenitore con coperchio.




Chocolate chip cookies with spelt flour


Keksi s čokoladom i pirovim brašnom

* 100 g omekšalog maslaca
* 150 g smeđeg šećera
* 150 g nasjeckane tamne čokolade ili kapljica
* 120 g pšeničnog brašna
* 100 g pirovog brašna
* 1 jaje
* 1 žličica čistog ekstrakta vanilije
* 1/2 žličice praška za pecivo
* prstohvat soli

Izmiješajte dobro drvenom žlicom omekšali maslac sa šećerom, solju i ekstraktom vanilije. Dodajte jaje i izmiješajte opet dobro da se sjedini s maslacem.
Dodajte oba brašna prosijana s praškom za pecivo i na kraju nasjeckanu čokoladu ili čokoladne kapljice.
Ostavite tijesto 1/2 sata u hladnjaku, a zatim žlicom za sladoled vadite oblikujte polukuglice na plehu na pečenje. Lagano ih pritisnite jer keksi se neće puno raširiti u pečenju.
Pecite kekse oko 10-12 minuta na 170°C odnosno dok na dnu i rubovima ne poprime zlatno-smeđu boju.



Chocolate chip cookies with spelt flour

4 comments:

  1. Quello che posso dire è che dalle foto sembrano deliziosi. Non so se sia la ricetta migliore ma sicuramente devono essere buoni.

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  2. i want to try spelt flour. these look great!

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  3. O ne, zašto manje čokolade ?!
    Divni su!

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  4. Uvijek dobro došli ! Keksići su jako lijepi u tvojoj izvedbi, a ja moram konačno isprobati pirovo brašno.

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