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A few notes on FOOD

Some of what I ate this weekend:

Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes - I love the heft and crunch of cornmeal (coarse-ground is best, if you can get it), but these pancakes still seem light and refreshing. Lemon and eggs will do that. :)

Potato Knish - I figured it was about time I learned to make some Eastern European foods.

I made the classic filling this time (potato and caramelized onions) and while it was definitely hearty and satisfying, that sucker needed some sausage or bacon or something to make it extra tasty. Next time I'll try a variation on the potato-kale-cream cheese filling also mentioned in the recipe.

But the star of the show was certainly The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie I'll Ever Need To Know How To Make For The Rest Of My Life:
And I know I like to speak in hyperbole, but this is not hyperbolic: these cookies are amazing.

You make the dough. Follow the directions - yeah, it's a lot of butter, yeah, it matters if the ingredients are room temperature, yeah, you really need to use sea salt or kosher salt.

Put it in the fridge. Don't touch it for at least 24 hours. 36 is better. Longer doesn't hurt, either.

Yes, you really need to make them that large (1/3 c. scoops.)

What you get is a huge cookie that is a little crispy/caramely on the outside, chewy and soft on the inside. All that time in the fridge melds the flavors and creates an amazing toffee taste, and then topped with the salt? Wowzers.

The only point in which I disagree with the recipe is this: I think they should be eaten straight out of the oven, as soon as they're cool enough to handle. I made half this recipe and only baked them as needed. I've tried them a day later, and while nobody's going to argue they aren't still amazing, to me there's nothing like eating them warm, with the chocolate a little melty and the center still gooey.

Go forth and eat!



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 19th, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh... You are creating additions to our menu with this post! Thx :)
Mar. 19th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
Mar. 19th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
I love my chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I'm definitely tempted to try that recipe instead!
Mar. 19th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
That potato knish certainly looks lovely--lovelier than the original poster of the recipe.

I agree, also, they do look like something that would taste lovelier with sausage lurking inside.
Mar. 25th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
It tickles me how it looks a bit like a rosebud. :)
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