Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fudgy oatmeal chocolate bars !

Prep time - 5 min
Cooking time - 20 min
Serves - 8 

1.Unsalted butter- 1/2 cup (melted)
2.Brown sugar - 1 cup
3.Eggs - 1
4.Oats - 1 1/2 cup
5.All purpose flour - 1 cup
6.Vanilla essence - 1 tbsp
7.Dark chocolate chips - 1 cup
8.Sweetened condensed milk - half of 1 tin
9.Salt - a pinch

1. Mix the eggs , sugar , melted butter and vanilla together with the help of an electric whisk or a hand whisk.

2. Add the oats and flour alternatively until just combined ( you can do this with the help of a spatula to prevent over mixing of the mixture).

3.Spread 3/4 of the above mixture into a pan , smoothing it with a spatula to form a crust.

4.In a microwave safe bowl , heat the chocolate and the condensed milk for 45 sec on high and mix till both the ingredients and well incorporated.

5. Now pour the above mixture onto the oat mixture in the pan smoothing it evenly.

6.Spread the remaining oat mixture onto the chocolate mixture (it need not cover the whole chocolate layer) and bake in a preheated oven at 350 c for 25 min.

7.Set pan aside and allow the bars to cool for an hour before serving.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Chewy double chocolate chip cookies

Prep time - 10 min 
Cooking time - 8 min 
Serves - 20 big cookies 

1.Salted butter - 1 cup 
2.All purpose flour - 3 cups 
3.Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
4.Eggs- 2
5.Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
6.Chocolate chips (or) chocolate chunks - 2 cups 
7.Baking soda - 1 tsp 
8. Vanilla essence - 2 tsp 
9.Espresso- 3 tbsp 

1.Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
2.Add the eggs one by one and mix until they just get incorporated.
3.Add the cocoa powder and espresso.
4.Add in the vanilla and baking soda and mix well.
5.Now add the flour cup by cup making sure that the flour got mixed well after each addition (you may use more flour if the batter is too sticky).
6.Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix with a spatula until they are evenly distributed.
7.Now chill the dough for 15 min in the refrigerator .
8.With the help of an ice cream scoop , place equal amounts of dough in a pan lined with parchment paper.

9.Bake them for 10 min in a pre heated oven at 170 c .
10.Heat some marshmallows and make a marshmallow filling for the cookies like i did as seen below and enjoy !