Let it be known, before anything else, that I am torn about these cookies. Taste-wise these cookies are perfect. They have that clearly ringing caramel flavour that doesn’t feel too overwhelmingly sweet. The chocolatey-ness of the chips adds a very nice touch. All the flavours are brought out more by the salt, which on occasion you can actually taste deep within every bite. Taste-wise these are nearest to my ideal chocolate chip cookies among all the cookies I’ve made. My only problem is the inconsistency of my results.
The charm of homemade soft pretzels
I probably have a love affair with pretzels from Auntie Anne’s. Every time I pass by a store and get a whiff of their pretzels, I want to turn around and march right in line to get my favourite Sour Cream and Onion-flavoured ones. When I’m in the mall, even when I’m a floor above their store, just the smell of freshly-baked pretzels makes my mouth water. There’s just something about biting into the crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside pretzels that just gives me such great satisfaction. Plus, I’ve always adored their shapes that I would watch the Auntie Anne’s bakers roll and twist the pretzels into shape with such deft, over and…