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How to make chocolate chip cookies

This is my first attempt on making chocolate chip cookies and it did not turn out quiet well for me,- the reason is the flour, there is something I am not doing correctly – and I believe either its getting the butter mixture correct or that simply put, the dough was not battered enough to create a good mix/ – nonetheless, this is the first attempt and it was done as follow – Ingredients List –

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 300gr All purpose flour (3 cups flour)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter – white (2 sticks)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Cups chocolate chips
  1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt and mix together
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, white sugar and butter – my mistake was not knowing butter was supposed to be in liquid form, so I ended up heating this mixture to melt it down.
  3. Make sure the sugar mixture is properly blended together and has formed a paste like texture. Now slowly pour the flour mix and 2 eggs.
  4. Mix to death, yeah, mix it all you can.
  5. Add chocolate chips and mix it up so that there are pieces everywhere evenly.
  6. Bake n enjoy

 

uncooked cookie dough
uncooked cookie dough
uncooked cookie dough
uncooked cookie dough
chocolate chip cookies
chocolate chip cookies
chocolate chip cookies
chocolate chip cookies
chocolate chip cookies
chocolate chip cookies

— Update – 26/08/2014

I made the same cookies with the following ingridients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 teaspoon of vanilla extract

The cookies came out softer than the ones above and definitely much more sweeter – which i preferred, but my sister preferred my initial batch of cookies hmm..

chocolate chip cookies attempt #2
chocolate chip cookies attempt #2

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How to make Pizza Dough

How to make pizza dough in a few easy steps. Anyone with no experience and new to the baking scene can name this. I love my pizza, so there is no way im going allow people to serve me crap pizza – which tends to be the case in all restaurants in Mumbai, India. Their bases are not crispy, if they are, then its papad thin and the cheese, who invented that god awful processed cheese. Amul cheese is the worst thing ever to be made on earth. However, taste buds do tend to vary and people here are used to this shit.

In this post I will show you how to make your own dough and throughout time, will also show you how to make you own pizza sauce and cheese.

Final Pizza Dough
Final Pizza Dough
After I left the dough to rise
After I left the dough to rise
1st mixing for 10minutes
1st mixing for 10minutes

Ingredients list – After the dough rose, I could make 3 Large pizzas.

  • 500gr / 4 cups All purpose flour or Maida – 20 rupees
  • 2 Teaspoon / 7gr Dried Active Yeast – 5 rupees
  • 1 Teaspoon 4gr Sugar – 2 rupees
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water – Free?
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil – 30 rupees (based on 1L = 499 rupees)
  • Pinch of salt ( 1/2 Teaspoon)  – 1 rupees
  1. In a bowl, pour warm water, add yeast and sugar, mix and leave for 10 – 15 minutes. It will be ready when there are bubbles forming on the surface of the mixture, this means the dry yeast is now active.
  2. Pour flour into a big bowl, add salt and mix.
  3. Make a opening in the center of the mixture, like a volcano and pour the olive oil there and pour the yeast mixture there.
  4. Mix the dough, mix well for 10 minutes, keep at it. Sure add bit of flour every now so that it does not stick to your hands.
  5. On a plane surface, add some flour so that the dough doesn’t stick and kneed it for 10 more minutes.
  6. Form the pizza dough into a ball and put it back into the big bowl
  7. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave for 1 hour.

Note – I had to leave my last pizza dough for 4-5 hours as it was not rising fast enough. This is usually due to the quality of the yeast – which in India,  did seem a bit shabby from the local store i got it from.

Of course I had to try my dough as I’m a Pizza lover –

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