Chocolate Overload

The year 2010 has barely started and I have spent so much already, I think I need help! I usually buy baking supplies and baking books that is kind of hard for my pocket being the fact that those items tend to be quite expensive specially the books. Having said that I have a confession to make, I've been hording callebaut chocolate chips like crazy! My favorite kitchen supply store is trying to get rid off old batches of chocolates, now they are on sale at 40% off per kilo. Wow! I already bought 4 kilos of those, but don't worry they aren't a bad batch or anything it's just that the expiration date is near like in July 2010. While doing my monthly aisle shopping in the supermarket, I spotted on some Nestle Chocolate Chunks! For those of you who regularly gets it in your supermarket, it's nothing to get all excited about. But for bakers like me who lives in the south east asia, we don't get products like that often. Years ago I even spotted on some peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips but now I cannot absolutely find them anywhere :( Now that all that chocolate hording is over, I got my work cut out for me. Ha ha... like it's hard to figure out what to do with chocolate!My first stop is the New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies! I've made this recipe many times before (see here) but they are just so darn good that they are worth repeating over and over again. Everythime I make these I feel so wicked for indulging on such a delicious creation. It's like a chocolate with bits of cookies in it! That's how chocolately it should be. For non chocaholics or people who are allergic to chocolate out there so sorry this cookies are not meant for you.

Sweet Tooth

I'm a nine to five pencil pusher who loves to play with flour and paper during my free time. Dreams of going to Europe and eat croissants and make pastries all day long!

8 comments:

  1. You might also like chopping up Hershey's Special Dark into big chunks, that seems to be popular with my friends when I make them cookies :)

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  2. These look beautiful! I have got to try the NY Times recipe...I've put it off for too long now! Maybe this week! :-)

    -Amy
    www.singforyoursupperblog.com

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  3. @ manggy - won't the chocolate melt into the cookie batter? I was actually thinking of doing it like that but was afraid to waste the good bar of chocolate.

    @ amy - yes! you must try this recipe it's definitely a keeper.

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  4. i LOVE the jacques torres CCC recipe. but you simply MUST try it with the flat disks of chocolate--not regular chocolate chips. it makes an entirely different cookie--chocolate strata rather than chocolate chunks.

    still, your cookies look fantastic :)

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  5. Marie9:14 PM

    Where is your favorite kitchen supply store? I think I need to go there! LOL

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  6. @marie - my favorite kitchen supply store is Gourdos/Living Well.

    Although if I live in the US, I go crazy over the stuff they sell at King Arthur Flour's web and at Williams-Sonoma.

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  7. These look lovely! Do they taste as good made in smaller sizes?

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  8. @ allie - I haven't tried it at a smaller size. My family specially my brother likes his chocolate chip cookie big! Once I made a small/regular size he complained that they are so small.

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