Sunday chat with chocolate chip cookies
I’ve been arranging my next visit to Toronto and going through the reviews and video footage I still have left to post and edit from my last trip. I guess the trouble with that sort of thing is that I get a ton of material all at once and because I also have a day job and on holiday I’m visiting friends and without image and video editing programs, I am restricted in what I can do. So you’ll notice that next week seems to be Toronto chocolate week.
I’ve already got a review of Stubbe Chocolates up as well as an interview of Daniel Stubbe who is wildly cool and has a total chocolate pedigree few can match (6th generation chocolatier!) but I have to redo my review of Soma chocolates as my first experience was less than ideal and my second visit was much, much better! I have some amazing video footage from their factory where they turn their beans into bars. I’m so hoping I can get a bar of Soma’s Chuao chocolate as I absolutely loved it to bits.
I decided to ignore husband’s demands I not bake any more chocolate desserts and make cookies. That difficulty in finding rolled oats makes me thing I should also do oatmeal raisin cookies but then I started to miss peanut butter cookies which led me to reminisce about both Canadian double stuff Oreo’s and my mom’s singularly amazing butter tarts. I would gladly kill for more of those. I also love my grandmother’s shortbread which needs to mature for a full month before you can eat it. I kid you not. It was like TORTURE when I was a kid! My mom had the coolest cookie cutter made from wood with a stamp for the top of each cookie and different shapes for the holidays.
I’ve had a cold this week but still tried to push through. What did I learn? Chocolate is flavourless when I have a cold/flu. Not cool. I hope you had a better week than I did. Did you try any new chocolate? I have a terrible habit of sticking to what I know…