Tue, 25 Aug | Zoom

August Meeting - Mix and Match Cookies

@BirksBakes will be giving us a delicious demo followed by a Q&A
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August Meeting - Mix and Match Cookies

Time & Location

25 Aug 2020, 19:00
Zoom

About the Event

Join us for our August meeting where our own WI committee member Lucy Birks will be giving us a demo on her delicious Mix and Match Cookies! The idea of these cookies is to work with what you have at home and flavours you enjoy eating! She’ll be sharing her baking tips and tricks and there will be a Q&A whist the treats are baking.

Give her a follow on Instagram @BirksBakes

Check the bottom of this post for the ingredients if you want to bake along!

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Mix and Match Cookies

The idea of these cookies is to work with what you have at home and flavours you enjoy eating

Makes approx. 14/15 cookies

Equipment (you can also use a hand mix or stand mix but going basic for this to show how easy)

A large Bowl

A wooden spoon

A baking tray and some baking paper.

Ingredients

140g Unsalted butter (softened at room temp)- you can also use Stork

140g Dark brown soft sugar (this can be changed with any type of brown sugar, light brown soft, light muscovado, whatever you have in the cupboard, but you want something with depth in it for the flavour, you can even use Demerara but your texture will be slightly different)

110g Caster sugar (this can be white or golden)

1 egg

¾ tsp Baking Power

1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

¾ tsp Sea Salt (Optional, but the salt helps balance out the sweetness of the cookie so would recommend, I use Maldon sea salt as I find it works best but any sea salt with crystals will work, just would not advise fine salt, if you do reduce this to ¼ tsp)

250g Plain Flour

180g chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (this can be your preferred chocolate, I will be using dark chocolate of 72% coco for the demo)

Zest of a citrus fruit- I have included recommendations below, but play around with flavours and find what you like

  • If using Milk chocolate- use the zest of one orange
  • If using white chocolate- use the zest of one Lime or lemon
  • If using Dark chocolate- use the zest of one orange or one lime

When you make these in future you can play around with the types of sugars as long as you keep the quantities the same. You can also play around with adding other ingredients instead of all chocolate as long as the overall volume stays the same. I have put some examples below

  • Instead of 180g chocolate, try 110g white chocolate and 70g dried cranberries
  • Instead of 180g chocolate, try 130g milk chocolate and 50g pistachios
  • Instead of 180g chocolate, try 120g Dark Chocolate and 60g Dried Dates
  • Instead of 180g chocolate, try 140g milk or dark chocolate and 40g mini marshmallows.

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