Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Burnt Offerings

I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies. I didn't use chocolate chips because I have some nice organic dark chocolate bars. So I chopped one of those up and used them in my standard chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Then I was too lazy to measure out spoonfuls of dough, and decided to make chocolate chip cookie bars instead. Since the recipe said not to grease the pan, I didn't. I then stuck the pan in the oven, and went out to do some gardening while it cooked.

The wind was blowing, and making a racket as it ruffled all the leaves in the trees, so I didn't hear the oven timer when it went off. By the time I remembered and went to look, the cookie was burnt all around the edges.

I decided this wasn't too much of a problem because I could cut the edges off when I cut it up into bars.

Easier said than done: since I didn't grease the pan the whole thing was stuck like glue. I did manage to cut out and scrape out about 20 cookie bars, and the rest was burn edges and crumbs which I have put into a plastic tub, and which I will nibble on while I have a cup of tea (just so I don't waste any).

It may not look very pretty, but it tastes quite good, if slightly burnt and crumbly.

You have to feel sorry for me.


Shammickite said...

Poor you, having to eat burnt chocolate chip cookie! You obviously belong to the Shammickite school of cooking. I burn almost everything, probably cos I'm too impatient, but also the 27 yr old oven isn't very reliable. When I get my new kitchen and new gas stove installed, I'll be turning out all manner of culianary delights! My blog will be full of them!

Donna said...

It looks good Anyway!!! Happy sleep sweetie!!hughugs

Sally said...

Doesn't matter how they look as long as they taste good!! I am ALWAYS scraping off burnt edges on the toast I make in the oven!! :)

BC Doan said...


It still looks very tempting. I am not good at measuring things either, so it's ok!

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Have a great day today!

Anvilcloud said...

We have company, so Cuppa just made some choco chip bars too. Yummy.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh no what a shame with your cookies Dabrah!! Mind you they still look lovely to nibble on ;0)

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.