We had a fun family event outside.
The host cooked burgers for everyone, and everyone was asked to bring a dish to share.
I was going to bring a big salad with spiced and roasted chickpeas and skip sweets.
I’ve been trying really hard not to eat sweets, and the best way for me to avoid extra sugar is not having them around.
But I did initially say I would make chocolate chip cookies, vegan, mostly for my husband to eat at the event, and he looked so disappointed when I told him I changed my mind.
I felt so bad that I got up at 5:45 a.m. the morning of the event to go to the grocery store that opens at 6:00 a.m. to buy chocolate chips.
The cookies turned out great.
Crispy outside and chewy inside.
I had to admit I was glad that I had missed them.
But the best thing was that my husband really enjoyed them.
I always feel bad a little when we go to family gatherings and he cannot eat any sweets when others munch on sugary options after a meal.
I took advantage of this opportunity to try the recipe I had been interested in for a while.
This is a Japanese recipe and they call it “Yaki-Choco” literally means baked chocolate.
Super simple ingredients, chocolate, flour, and corn starch.
I added cinnamon to mine.
The batter was harder than expected, which made it impossible for piping, but they still turned out great.
The texture is delicate, and I really liked it.
They were good when frozen and crunchy too.