It has been another hectic week for the beginning of this December! There're so many things I want to do with the very little time before and after work. No worries though, I can sacrifice my sleep time (am doing so now LOL). I really wish to update my food blog twice a week :)
Anyway, two days ago was the craziest day of my life. My kitchen chefs & I were having a farewell 'party' for F who'll be leaving us for good (he's going back to Philipines). I hate to see him leave because he's a nice guy. I mean it! Yeah and you know this farewell party began after the kitchen closed (at 10.15pm) It lasted for 45 minutes (long enough to make the kitchen stink and anybody present to feel naseous LOL)
We actually threw lots of thrash at each other like: sage oil, milk+flour+breadcrumbs batter, leftover food from customers, eggs (chef gave us 2 trays to enjoy ourselves), squid INK, garlic butter. Well, it's anything you name in the kitchen were all regarded as weapons for the night. It was the worse farewell party at the kitchen according to them, and since this wasn't the first time such a crazy thing took place, we covered every corner of the kitchen shelves and switches with trash bags + cling wrap before the game started!!
Oh and the game started really funnily - we were told that we should take picture of ourselves clean first. Obviously I believed!! But 2 seconds after I stood next to all the chefs..... They had their eggs in their hands smashing on my hair already. HAHAHAH. Eventually our weapons ran out and the only way for us to survive in the mess was to pick up more GROSS stuffs on the floor or, to simply grab the trash in the dustbin to throw at each other. Ok, very good bonding. LOL.
& the most memorable part? You know the oil that are being sucked up by the kitchen exhaust... F pour that box of oil on A's hair. Omg LOL. We laughed super madly!! At the end the sight of the kitchen was disgusting & the smell was unforgettable -.- We all brought an extra set of clothes luckily, and our chef's girlfriend bought a shampoo for us so we ended up bathing in the kitchen. Haha.. 2 hours of cleaning up after 45minutes of fun. LOL!! Reached home only at 2am and woke up before 8 the next morning again (yawns!)
Right, so what about these fantastic Chocolate Chip Cookies? They are soft, sturdy and gorgeous. I know, you want to have a piece too right, recipe's at the bottom of this post (:
I really love soft cookies but as much as I wish to spread my love for SOFT cookies to the chefs in my kitchen, I still have to accept that they don't like them! (Only my head chef enjoys them) Cheesecakes on the other hand, are my babies. I know them better among all desserts and it's the really what the kitchen staff + the service crew'd look forward to whenever I have extra time to make desserts for them :)
Anyhow, this has got to be the perfect cookies to give away during christmas or parties. I love them as breakfast (and supper too). Pop them in the oven for a couple of minutes and I promise you, your parents/kids/husbands are going to tell you "I SMELL IT!"
LOL. (by the way prom night is one week away. I feel really gone at the rate I'm eating -.-!)
Enjoy it with a glass of cold, fresh milk. It'll make your day :D
Recipe from Gastronomy Blog
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
(I halved the recipe and I manage to get 12 large cookies)
Preheat the oven to 160degreeC (or 325degreeF).
Whisk flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Then beat the butter and sugars until combined. Add the eggs, yolks and vanilla.
Scrap down the bowl as needed. Reduce your mixer speed to low and mix in the flour slowly, around 30 seconds.
Mix in chocolate chips until incorporated. Chill the batter for at least 30minutes so that it's easier to scoop them.
Scoop them into balls on a baking sheet/aluminium. Bake for 17-20 minutes (Mine took around 15min. You just want the edges to be golden brown and center to be soft)
A few tips that may be helpful:
- granulated sugar is a must to make them chewy because granulated sugar melts slower and you'll notice that they spread lesser!
- don't take too long to make the cookie batter.
- make sure your chocolate chips are visible on top (mine aren't! T_T)