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Chocolate – the endless pursuit

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Wherever there’s chocolate – count me in. Apparently even before I was born, I was a sucker for chocolate, and if you want proof – ask my mom. Sweets in general, and chocolate in particular, have never been her favorite foods, but when she was pregnant with me, she started eating a whole chocolate bar a day.ย This tasty ritual of hers lasted for 9 months, andย stopped the day she gave birth to me. So much for children not being already born with character ๐Ÿ™‚
So ever since I’ve been a great fan of chocolate, in all shapes and flavors. Even now, whenever I’m looking for an interesting recipe to prepare, those that contain chocolate appeal to me most.
And so it happened, that on our way to our honeymoon, Avi (my husband) and I bought an issue of “Bon Appetit” to read during the flight. As we were browsing through it, these wonderful looking cookies cought our eye, and we marked them ‘to immediately make when coming home’. As it often happens, the ‘immediately’ has been postponed to 2 months after we got back, when one Friday afternoon the cookies popped right back into Avi’s mind, and he asked me when I would bake them. ‘Now, of course!’ was my answer, and I got right ahead.
The outcome was simply delicious! These are very rich texturedย cookies, with a great chocolate flavor! I’d be definitely making these again, and again, and…well, you know, againย ๐Ÿ™‚

Premium Double Chocolateย Cookies

Premium Double Chocolateย Cookies / Ghirardelli chocolate factoryย 
Makes: 24 cookies

12 ounces (340 gr) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
11 1/2 ounces (325 gr)ย Bittersweet Chocolate
6ย Tbsps (85 gr)ย unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup (110 gr)ย chopped walnuts

1. In double boiler over hot water, melt bittersweet chocolate chips and butter.
2. In large bowl with electric mixer or whisk, beat eggs and sugar until thick; stir into chocolate mixture.
3. In small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder; stir into chocolate mixture. Gently mix in semi-sweet chocolate chips and walnuts.
4. Using a sheet of plastic wrap, form dough into two logs, each 2 inches in diameter and about 12 inches long. As dough will be quite soft, use plastic wrape to hold dough in log shape. Wrap tightly; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. (Dough may be frozen; thaw in refrigerator before proceeding with recipe.)
5. Heat oven to 375ยฐF (190ยฐ celsius). Unwrap dough; with sharp knife, cut into 3/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 1/2 inches apart on greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
6. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until shiny crust forms on top but interior is still soft. Cool on baking sheet; store in airtight tin up to 1 week.

ืขื•ื’ื™ื•ืช Premium Double Chocolate / ืžืชื›ื•ืŸ ืžื‘ื™ืช ื”ื™ื•ืฆืจ ืฉืœ ืฉื•ืงื•ืœื“ Ghirardelli

ืจื›ื™ื‘ื™ื:

325 ื’ืจื ืฉื•ืงื•ืœื“ ืžืจื™ืจ
85 ื’ืจื ื—ืžืื”
3 ื‘ื™ืฆื™ื
1 ื›ื•ืก ืกื•ื›ืจ
1/3 ื›ื•ืก ืงืžื—
1/2 ื›ืคื™ืช ืื‘ืงืช ืืคื™ื”
340 ื’ืจื ืฉื•ืงื•ืœื“ ืฆ’ื™ืคืก
110 ื’ืจื ืื’ื•ื–ื™ ืžืœืš ืงืฆื•ืฆื™ื ื’ืก (ืื ื™ ื”ืฉืชืžืฉืชื™ ื‘ืคืงืืŸ ื˜ื‘ืขื™)

ืื•ืคืŸ ื”ื”ื›ื ื”:

1. ืžืžื™ืกื™ื ื—ืžืื” ื•ืฉื•ืงืœื“ ืฆ’ื™ืคืก ืžืขืœ ื‘ื™ื™ืŸ-ืžืืจื™.
2. ืžืงืฆื™ืคื™ื ื‘ื™ืฆื™ื ื•ืกื•ื›ืจ ื‘ืžื™ืงืกืจ ืขื“ ืฉืžืชืงื‘ืœ ืงืฆืฃ ื™ืฆื™ื‘. ืžืงืคืœื™ื ืืช ื”ืงืฆืฃ ืฉื ื•ืฆืจ ืœืชื•ืš ืชืขืจื•ื‘ืช ื”ืฉื•ืงื•ืœื“ ื•ื”ื—ืžืื”.
3. ื‘ืงืขืจื” ืงื˜ื ื” ืœืขืจื‘ื‘ ืงืžื— ื•ืื‘ืงืช ืืคื™ื”. ืœื”ื•ืกื™ืฃ ืืช ืชืขืจื•ื‘ืช ื”ืงืžื— ืœืชืขืจื•ื‘ืช ื”ืฉื•ืงื•ืœื“ ื•ืœืขืจื‘ื‘ ืจืง ืขื“ ืœืงื‘ืœืช ืชืขืจื•ื‘ืช ืื—ื™ื“ื”.
4. ืžืขืจื‘ื‘ื™ื ืคื ื™ืžื” ื‘ืขื“ื™ื ื•ืช ืืช ื”ืฉื•ืงื•ืœื“ ืฆ’ื™ืคืก ื•ื”ืื’ื•ื–ื™ื ืขื“ ืฉื ื˜ืžืขื™ื ื‘ืื•ืคืŸ ืื—ื™ื“.
5. ื™ื•ืฆืจื™ื ืžื”ื‘ืฆืง ืฉื ื™ ื’ืœื™ืœื™ื ืžืื•ืจื›ื™ื, ืขื•ื˜ืคื™ื ื‘ื ื™ื™ืœื•ืŸ ื ืฆืžื“ ื•ืžืขื‘ื™ืจื™ื ืœืžืงืจืจ ืœืฉืขื” ืœืคื—ื•ืช, ืื• ืขื“ ืœื”ืชืžืฆืงื•ืช ืฉืชืืคืฉืจ ืœื ื• ื—ื™ืชื•ืš ืงืœ ื‘ืขื–ืจืช ืกื›ื™ืŸ ืฉืœ ื”ืขื•ื’ื™ื•ืช.
6. ื›ืจื‘ืข ืฉืขื” ืœืคื ื™ ื”ื›ื ืกืช ื”ืขื•ื’ื™ื•ืช ืœืชื ื•ืจ ืžื—ืžืžื™ื ืชื ื•ืจ ืœ – 190 ืžืขืœื•ืช.
7. ืœื—ืชื•ืš ืคืจื•ืกื•ืช ืžืŸ ื”ื’ืœื™ืœ ื‘ืขื•ื‘ื™ ื”ืจืฆื•ื™ ืฉืœ ื”ืขื•ื’ื™ื•ืช, ื•ืœืกื“ืจ ื‘ืื•ืคืŸ ืžืจื•ื•ื— ืขืœ ื’ื‘ื™ ืชื‘ื ื™ืช ืžืจื•ืคื“ืช ื‘ื ื™ื™ืจ ืืคื™ื”.
8. ืœืืคื•ืช 12-14 ื“ืงื•ืช, ืื• ืขื“ ืฉืขืœ ื’ื‘ื™ ืฉื˜ื— ื”ืคื ื™ื ื”ืขืœื™ื•ืŸ ืฉืœ ื”ืขื•ื’ื™ื•ืช ื ื•ืฆืจ ืงืจื•ื ืžื‘ืจื™ืง, ืืš ืคื ื™ื ื”ืขื•ื’ื™ื•ืช ืขื“ื™ื™ืŸ ืจืš.

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