Monday, July 09, 2012

Hot in the city!

After a rainy June, this 30-some degree weather is definitely a welcoming change.  After getting baked in the sun on Saturday afternoon, I decided that I shouldn't hog all this heat.  So I stuck some dough into the oven and baked me up some chocolate chip cookies!

Until about a couple of weeks ago, I had never heard of the demerara sugar.  I always thought that store bought brown sugar = cane sugar.  Ooops!  I have always liked the caramelly taste of the brown sugar over the plain white sugar, so I just about never follow my recipes exactly when sugar is called for.  And now I have the demerara to play with!

In my chocolate chip cookie recipe, it called for 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar.  Instead, I used 2 firmly packed cups of demerara.  The result?Less sweet but flavorful cookies that are chewy on the inside and devilishly crunchy on the outside!  I am in love with my cookies...

The guys were literally standing next to the oven waiting for them to bake.  I wasn't at home so I didn't have a mixer, which meant I had to cream the butter and sugar by hand.  All that workout just gave me an excuse to eat an extra 2 or 3 (or more) cookies. ;)

After the first 3 and a half dozens were consumed (yes all in one day), I had a few more left which got me thinking what else I can do with them.  The sun was not showing any signs of letting up so when we were looking for a light snack before supper, I grabbed the larger cookies and dropped a scoop of peach sorbet on each one.  Hot in the city what?

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