Monday, January 18, 2010

White chocolate chips cookies

On Saturday I went to see my friend Martina and her partner Jan. They have the best news - just moved to a new house and are having a baby in 10 days time. Tiny Martina is getting pretty big and she can't be as active as she used to be. And she loves white chocolate. So when I was thinking about edible present for her, I decided to go for Sultana and white chocolate chips cookies.

100g golden caster sugar
100g butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp golden syrup
200g plain flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder
100g white chocolate chips (or chopped bar)
50g sultanas

Cream first 5 ingredients, then add flour with baking powder and finally chocolate and sultanas. Use ice-cream scoop to drop the mixture onto buttered baking sheet well apart. Bake in preheated oven for 175 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Leave to cool on wire rack.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Munich Christmas Market

Well, I know it is a bit too late now... But I just didn't have a time to publish photos from our trip to Munich Christmas Market earlier. When I look outside the window at the moment, there is thick layer of snow and temperatures very well below 0. Hmmm, very christmassy... Unlike weather 4 weeks ago in Munich.

Everything else - except weather - was as great as I could have imagined. Decorations, stalls with christmas cookies, chocolate, mullet vine, food in pubs...

Frankly, we did not do much of sightseeing. All we could concentrate was food-related.

Or Christmas-related.

Last day I even had an oportunity to go to brilliant Viktualienmarkt to admire local food product and sample soup as Nicky had suggested in her blog. All great and worth trying!