Tuesday, May 18, 2010
...the beginning being not only the Edmonds Cookbook, a kiwi institution, but the beginning being also single life once more.
Baking seriously helps. Enthralled in a game of netball last night, albeit with baking intentions, my friend Jimmy sent a one-word text message that simply read "Cookie". No polite question, just the word. He went hunting over Easter and got himself a Stag, to whose shoulder I am now in possession (watch this space!...). I exchanged said shoulder for baking - at Jimmy's request Anzac Biscuits, Afghans and after last night, another double batch of Afghans.
They're so chocolatey and buttery and delicious, and staying true to my cooking mantra of "simple and impressive", they are just that. Jimmy loved them, my flatmates loved them, and what better way to mend a broken heart than with chocolate in cookie form.
Afghans (Edmonds Cookbook)
200g softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups cornflakes
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift over cocoa and flour. Fold in cornflakes. Spoon moulds onto a greased oven tray and press gently. Bake at 180*C for 15 minutes or until set. When cold ice with chocolate icing (icing sugar, cocoa, a knob of butter and dashes of boiling water at a time, stirring constantly until you get the right consistency) and top with a walnut.