Sunday, 26 February 2012

Ultra Chocolate Fudgy Cookies

This weekend I had an extreme craving for something sweet... But that's fairly normal for me! I decided to take advantage of my sweet tooth and use it as motivation to produce blog posts. From this day forward I have a new rule; no sweet stuff unless I a) make it myself, and b) blog about it.

So here are the results of this weekend's chocolate craving; ultra fudgy chocolate cookies!!

The recipe comes from Divine Baking and it's different from any other cookie recipe I've tried. There's no flour in the recipe. They're made from a meringue-like mixture, which means they're crackly on the outside but rich and fudgy inside. They are a little but like macarons, only a lot easier to make.

The only change I made to the recipe was to add a handful of dried cranberries into the mix with the chocolate chips. If you're going to give the recipe a try, I'd follow the suggestion from Divine Baking and only use half the icing sugar when making the meringue. These cookies are super sweet as they are!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Knitted Ninja

The knitted ninja is cute and stealthy to knit. He's also deadly. He has knitted nunchucks and is not afraid to use them! Poor Yoshi...

The pattern is from Kate Boyette's book KnitWit (although I made the nunchucks). So far I've only attempted the ninja, but the book has lots of other interesting patterns like the Vampiric Panda and the Abominable Snowman. If that's the sort of thing you like to knit, the book's worth having a look at. Also it gets points for being full of puns!