I had planned to drive to Munich today to have time to unpack but that didn’t really happen. I went grocery shopping with my mom in the morning and bought some of the essentials that I would need the first couple of days (bananas, oats, yoghurt, etc….I think you get it!). I initially wanted to drive after lunch but had to wait for my dad to come home and by the time he got home I had actually already given up hope of getting away so I spent the afternoon at home instead. I’ll give it another go tomorrow morning
In the afternoon Mo insisted on making cookies for us and I had the best time observing his attempt to bake.
He set up his computer right next to the scale to be able to follow the recipe and followed a German recipe (translated below) and licked half the bowl empty before even forming the cookies. Like sister, like brother
While the cookies were baking in the oven I went for a run with my dad. It was cool, windy and wet all morning so I wore running capris and a long-sleeved shirt…big mistake. I sort of forgot that it’s July and that rainy summer days result in high humidity. I was quite sweaty and puffing my way through the hiking trail that we ran along.
Just in case you’re looking for something to bake this weekend, I highly recommend Mo’s
These cookies are practically American chocolate chip cookies and although I’m sure that you have a family recipe that was passed down from generation to generation, here’s the recipe to Mo’s version of the classic cookie!
Mo’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 30 delicious, medium-sized cookies
slightly adapted from chefkoch.de
- 2 eggs
- 130g powdered sugar
- 150g brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar
- 200g butter, soft but not melted
- 380g spelt flour
- 200g dark chocolate, cut into chunks
- Throw together all the ingredients into a bowl in the order given above. If the butter is the perfectly soft you should be able to make a a nice dough.
- Preheat the oven to 150°C.
- Lay parchment paper onto 1 or 2 baking trays and form dough balls. Bake for 15-16 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the cookie batter.
- Let the cookies cool and enjoy!!!
Let’s see if I make it to Munich tomorrow! I better! I start work Monday morning!!!