So..I have never had these cookies at Ikea..apparently they are very popular.
I have not bought food there..just loveseats ,cozy chairs and dining chairs..kitchen gadgets..candles..but never food.
We did have lunch one day there..as our daughter came with her big car to pick up the dining chairs for us..so we just ate lunch there as she was working and we were in a rush.
And a loooong time ago..I pinned these cookies at La Cuisine De Bernard..
This past week we had bus duty..I wanted a new type of cookie every day for the boys..
the last day I made these..
Don't do them on a day you have a million things to do..
because you need to first form many many little 8 gram balls of dough.
So I stood by the bowl and the scale in my jammies one morning(I made the batter the night before)..
the morning our friend dropped by ..lol..I was a pretty sight.
Anyways.. takes a while to roll and weigh..
BUT WORTH IT..not like hours..just not a scoop here and there..an 8 gram ball..always.
I used milk chocolate because I prefer it..Max only likes milk choc..and I think Oli too..Lucas..anything goes je pense.
I give these cookies..9.9:)♥ You can make them single..or double up..
So the willows are leafing out! the first here to show us the green..we had gorgeous blue skies..and very warm temps.
The maple trees are not far behind..we had shorts (pas moi) and capris..and light tops and flip flops all weekend.
The scillas are still in bloom ,the fern fronds unfurling,the trillium blooming.
Trillium is an endangered species..never pick..just find and photograph;)
I like that I meet my neighbour in the secret garden and we I spy them.
Saturday morning early we went to the market..it opened.May 2nd..my summer pleasure on Saturday mornings EARLY.
Not as many vendors as later in the season..but still many many ..
then we went directly to the football practices..the littler Littles didn't have their uniforms yet..
but the 2 eldest did.
Fun to see the little guys..
wonderful parents..that bring their children..(one of our girls has 3!!) and wonderful volunteer parents..
hard to see..the last pic I took from the net..my eldest brother..long gone..25 years ago..was a football player.. top row..5th one♥
The year was 1962..I was 8..he was 18.
I must add that Frédérick..the boys dad played in high school too..but I don't have a photo:(
And Noah's bigger brother Adamo played for the Patriots:)
The decks have been pressure washed..a raised bed built..some pansies planted..some weeds removed..
It's beginning to look a lot like Spring.
Jacques made me laugh this morning..Football football football..he said I never ever thought I would hear you go on about football:)
Well I said.."I never had an interest before the Alphabet Boys"..LMNO.♥
Refer to the visual method at the link above..
this recipe makes 100 single cookies or 50 doubled.
you need baking MARGARINE..not butter.I used becel.
He is a great chef..so trust him on this one..not butter.
200 grams rolled oats
300 grams sugar
180 grams specal baking margarine
70 grams flour
a few drops of vanilla
1 egg 60 grams..not more not less.. weigh it
1 pinch of slat
1/4 tsp baking powder..
chocolate for dipping I used milk chocolate morsels because we all like them..
350 grams of tempered melted chocolate
He mentions an ingredient called Cacao Mycryo..Mycryo seems to be the make..it is Cocoa butter but powder form..I have not seen that here.Yet the link is from here;)
Pulse the rolled oats in a food processor..pulse about 40 seconds to obtain a flour that is not too fine.
Put the rolled oats..sugar and salt in a bowl.
Add the flour and mix well
Melt the margarine in the microwave or bain-marie
Add to bowl and mix well
Add the 60grams of egg
and the vanilla..very little he says.I put 2 drops.
when all is well blended add the baking powder and mix.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Make 8 gram balls..and bake in a 200 celcius oven for ap 7.5 minutes..keep and eye on them and determine which cooking time is better for you..some have said 8.30 minutes..some less..mine took 7.5 minutes.
Depends on the ovens etc..
Do not flatten the balls..they do on their own.
temper..melt the chocolate of your choice and dip..leave like that..or double them up..
The only long part is rolling the balls..but look how many perfect cookies this recipe makes..100 singles or 50 doubles..