the things we do for love

IMG_8125

I did something in code.

IMG_8114

While the rest of you are scratching your heads, I’m beaming in the corner.

IMG_8113

What I mean is, given a little push in the right direction, I’ve decided I should get on with actually providing you with a way to contact me (beyond just leaving a comment on a post). So now, on my about page, you’ll find a brand new contact form.

(And also an incredibly dorky but hopefully slightly endearing photo of me eating Portuguese pastry.)

IMG_8115

What I’m so chuffed about is that, in order to create the form, I had to do all sorts of fun things within brackets and involving equals signs and 1s and 0s.

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. I clicked an “Add Contact Form” button in WordPress and they created it for me. But then I got to see the coding before I hit publish, so that sort of counts, right?

IMG_8123

Anyway, the point is that you can now have your streams of conciousness delivered directly to my email inbox (which, as any millennial knows, might as well be directly to my brain). Because I love you.

Send me recipes, send me requests for cookies, send me love letters and questions about baking temperatures and restaurant recommendations. Don’t send me pictures of your you-know-whats.

IMG_8126

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know, I’m highly unoriginal these days. All I want to bake are cinnamon buns and chocolate chip cookies. But hey – there are worse things in life. Let’s just go with it.

Ingredients

one cup butter
one cup sugar
one cup brown sugar
two eggs
one teaspoon vanilla
two cups all-purpose flour
one cup bread flour
one teaspoon baking soda
two teaspoons hot water
half teaspoon salt
two cups chocolate chips (I prefer milk chocolate)
flaked sea salt, for garnish (I use Maldon)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until combined.
In a small glass or bowl, stir hot water and baking soda. Add to butter mixture along with vanilla, and mix well.
Sift in flours and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Scoop by large spoonfuls on the prepared baking sheets, and then sprinkle with a small amount of flaked sea salt.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are browning and the cookies look done.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s