Sandy: I am bringing cookies for my snack contribution to tomorrow’s tennis match because I brought savory appetizers to the last two matches. I modified my standard chocolate chip cookies by using Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels which are made with 53% cacao instead of the original Toll House semisweet chocolate which has 47% cacao. The dark chocolate makes the cookie a little less sweet but I’m not fond of the larger size chip. I also added macadamia nuts. I can’t limit myself to just one cookie because I have to taste every batch that comes out of the oven. Quality control.
When we owned a muffin bakery, during the development of the chocolate muffin we tasted many different chocolates. We narrowed our choice to a few variations made by Guittard. It was very interesting, not having trained palates, that we could tell the difference between the chocolates enough to pick one over another. We chose a slightly sweeter one to mix into the dough and a less sweet one for the chips. They were the best chocolate muffins because they were just sweet enough and very chocolatey.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.