As far back as I can remember, I have been one to try to find the most efficient way to do things.
If I can find a quicker, more gas efficient route to drive, that is the route I take.
If I can find a way to take less steps to get somewhere I’ll go that particular way.
If I can find an easier way to make something I will.
And that is exactly what I do with a good bit of Dorie’s recipes.
Today’s was no exception.
Dorie loves to heat her chocolate up over a double boiler. I find that you can accomplish the same task by nuking it for 1 minute on high, stir, 30 more seconds…stir and voila…melted, non-burnt, non-separated chocolate.
Today’s recipe says to divide the dough in half, refrigerate, scoop, roll into balls, and bake.
The ladies, however, were having problems because the dough became brick like rather quickly.
I scooped them out first, refrigerated them and then baked them.
I didn’t even bother to roll them into wee balls.
And as you can see, they look just like they are supposed to.
It has been 3 years since the ladies and gentlemen at TWD have been doing their “thing”.
I have been doing it for 2+.
For the anniversary post, Laurie picked today’s recipe. Midnight Crackles. You’ll find it at our TWD blog.
Thank you Laurie for starting this. I have met so many wonderful people though this fabulous blog, and I am so grateful for each and every one of you.