Tuesday, 14 August 2012

White Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies

The original version of this recipe is by Nigella Lawson..... that says one thing - you can bet it's good !  These cookies are crispy and chewy. They're not soft. They are amazing with a cup of tea, or sandwiched with homemade vanilla ice cream.

This was the first recipe I ever baked from DOMESTIC GODDESS. I've modified it a bit to suit me over a few years and also love it made with brazil nuts in place of the pistachios. It became a birthday time recipe as it's my mum's all time cookie recipe ..... and I send them to her most birthdays. My brother has a big soft spot for these cookies too !

Ingredients : 

100g salted butter
100g caster sugar
150g soft brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
150g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g ground pistachios
50g pistachios roughtly chopped
100g pistachios (left whole)
175g white chocolate

Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla then combine.

Mix in the flour and bicarb followed by nuts and chocolate.

Using slightly wet hands, roll into small balls about walnut size and put on a baking tray lined with a silicone tray liner or baking paper. 

Bake in a pre heated fan oven at 170deg for approx 10 mins until golden. Leave on tray for a few minutes to firm up before transferring to a rack to cool.

I took these cookies into work with some home made ice cream to photograph. Needless to say, it did not last long !

Colin and Richard made short work of the melting ice cream and cookies. The rest of the cookies went in the post to Mum.

Oliver and I have been making the most of the last few days of summer sunshine - after all - it's been a VERY wet summer !
On Saturday after work, we took a trip to High Lodge at Thetford Forest. There was so much for Oliver to do that we were easily occupied all afternoon. The new musical forest walk is amazing. Here is a little video we made for Nanny and Pappy.
Sunday was a beautiful day too. Daddy was out working on his car, so Oliver and Mummy went a nice long walk. Oliver had a ride on Emma's bike.
After our day out on Saturday, it was all a bit too much. After half way, I had to push Oliver on the bike..... then he pushed the bike. After a little while even that got too much....
Mummy ended up carrying both Oliver and the bike (and the camera) ! 
I must say - I was rather relieved to get home. It was a bit of a struggle....
Oliver and Mummy - 12 > 14th August 2012 - www.siliconemoulds.com

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