LONDON – Living in London is like living with someone from everywhere. This means you get to eat food from around the world.
There are thousands of Americans here and I mix with them A LOT. In many instances, I don’t have a choice. But, I actually like this group of people so it’s not too bad. In any case, Americans always make food that makes you want to say ‘can I have the recipe’?
My American friend from California once baked these chocolate chip cookies for me and they were pretty amazing and yes, she passed on the recipe to me. This weekend I’ve been sick and indoors so rather than spend hours upon hours in bed, I decided to bake a bit and as I have chocolate chips in the cupboard as well as butter, I couldn’t resist heading to the kitchen and baking these. I’ve given my roommates permission to eat as many as they like because one batch makes just over three dozen.
Tip: Dyed-in-the-wool Americans will tell you that the secret to cookies is under-baking them. So, let them come out of the oven a bit underdone and they’ll finish cooling on the baking sheet.
Here’s my finished product. And the serviettes are Merimekko design.
Do you have any recipes you’ve picked up lately that are worth a try?
p.s. I bought my chocolate chips from Robert Dyas. The brand is JM Posner (Belgian chocolate). It’s a high quality chocolate chip.