Anna: Can you believe it, I now have an egg white in my freezer!
Kirstin: Just like Nigella! She would be proud…..
Anna: Well she says to freeze them, and who am I to argue when I’m making meringues on Friday? You might wonder what this has to do with chocolate chip cookies.
Kirstin: Well I was wondering where this was going….
Anna: This recipe was a little mad. Nigella says that she’s can’t even count how many versions she’s tried and this is the best one. A woman after my own heart. In the name of research I had to give it a go. It involved quite a lot more flour than I’m used to. I added some salt, even though it wasn’t in the recipe. You have to have salt to balance the sweetness. And a whole packet of chocolate chips…
Kirstin: The return of Toll House so soon?
Anna: Yup! And strangely one whole egg and one egg yolk, fridge cold. The batter had to stay in the fridge too, whilst I wasn’t using it. I’ve read a lot about perfect choc chip cookie recipes and the merits or otherwise of fridge-ing during the process. So I was intrigued.
Kirstin: And, what do we think?
Anna: Well, I’ll leave the tasting to the experts. But these are big mothers! As dense as a true American cookie. A meal in a cookie! They have really held their shape well. But are they chewy?
Ella: Mmmmm. Mwwwhh mmmwwwhh mmwwhh. (Best chocolate chip cookie ever) Chewy and chocolatey, but not too chewy so it’s just right. These are definitely the best.