Choc Chip Cookies

I tried this recipe from the Essentials magazine. I found that I had to add a little more self-raising flour for a better consistency – if you’ve made biscuits before, you will know what I mean. I also added less than 200g chocolate bits. I added them in until I found the quantity was just right for the dough.

What you need:

  • 130g butter
  • 80g castor sugar
  • 70ml Nestle evaporated milk
  • 150g self-rasing flour
  • 200g chocolate bits (I used less)

Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease a baking tray.
Cream butter, sugar and milk using an electric hand mixer, until light and creamy. Add flour and mix on low until the mixture comes together. At this point I added slightly more flour.
Stir in chocolate bits and then start rolling into cookies.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden.
Let it stand for 5 minutes after done, before transferring to a cooling rack.


Chocolate Cake Loaf

I made this chocolate cake before but this time around I baked it in a loaf.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1¼ cup cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup cocoa

Beat eggs and sugar for 5 minutes with electric beater. Add oil and beat for a further 20 secs only.
Add sifted flour and baking powder. Mix the hot water and cocoa separately and allow to cool before adding to above mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees till done. (if using two sandwich pans, the cooking time is shorter , about 18-20 minutes).

Decorate as desired.

I opted to make a chocolate sauce by melting a cadbury slab and adding Nestle dessert cream – I added as much cream until I liked the consistency – so I cant say how much exactly went in. Sprinkled with flake.