Day in the life of a Food Ninja

A burnt out late 20's something guy tries to get back to normality

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Double Chocolate Vegan Cookies


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Double Chocolate Vegan cookies.

This is fab, I just altered it a bit from the original Maida Heatters recipe. I got that cook book in a bloggy food exchange a few years ago and still use it regularly.

The Hardware.
Mixer
2 Bowls
Spatula
Cookie Sheet.

The Software
1 3/4 C AP Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 C Margarine
1 C White Sugar
1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar
1/3 C Cocoa
2 tbsp SooNice Soy cream. (or coffee cream 10%MF)
1 Handfull Walnuts
1 1/2 Handfull Vegan Choco chips.

The Application
Heat oven to 350 D. Sift flour and soda together in small bowl. In the larger of the bowls cream the margarine, then add the sugars. Then after your mixmaster has almost had a stroke, add the cocoa and then the cream. Now you have to switch to either the manual spatula or the dough hook on you Kitchen Aid. add the dry flour mixture and mix till good and put together. Now that your apron is covered in fine brown dust from all the cocoa add the walnuts and choco chips mix some more. Roll in your hand into balls and press flat either with your fingers or fork and place on a cookie sheet Bake for 12 min and alls good.


"In my long and checkered career I have been witness to, party to, and even singularly responsible for any number of screw-ups, missteps, and over-reaches."- Anthony Bourdain.
I Love the way this guy writes. There is something so identifiable with his tone, He is an executive chef raking in the dollars, working every living minute that he is awake. And that he is painfuly aware of his mistakes, but doesnt dwell on them. Something I feel I do in my professional life as well. There is nothing that upsets me more than consistently negative people that just live to make other people think that everyone's lives need to suck as much as theres. Forward movement will abolish all sins of the past you are responsible for making your own life better not your boss or your spouse, If your not happy find a new job.

meh.. that is all for today..

4 Comments:

  • At 10:51 AM, Anonymous mangopirate said…

    Hey FoodNinja,

    That's a wicked Anthony Bordain quote. As an ex-chef I've been privvy to and responsible for many blowouts myself. It's cool to hear him call it like it is but most chefs egos are so bloated they're infamous for screaming at the nearest lackie and never assuming responsibility themselves. I love his writing. He paints a colorful description of the behind the scenes life of what I always called kitchen pirates. It's universal, the weird, wonderful and ugly, and he tells it just like the pirate tales of illicit debauchery, pillaging and hijinx I always glorified it to be.

    Thanks for posting a vegan recipe, and thanks for the yummy cookies. But what's that crazy BS about your life purpose isn't to please your boss? hahaha, carpe diem dude!

    Love,
    your boss

     
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