I’ve been a bit obsessed this last week with the site Cookus Interuptus. It is a whole food cooking site but also more than that, there is a ‘cooking show’ element to it that I love and find hilarious as well as informative (it’s intentionally hilarious rather than terrible hilarious) and there are quite a few recipes and ideas I look forward to trying.
I’ve already made their Grass Fed Beef Chilli which was delicious. I replaced the whole chilli with some chilli flakes I had on hand and added my Dad’s secret super ingredient for chilli: A tablespoon of cocoa powder. I have to admit it did add an extra element of yumminess and I think when my cocoa runs out I am going to get raw cacao powder for that added super food boost.
This weekend I had on my list the Ginger Molasses Cookies and unusually I actually managed to make the very thing I had planned. Who’d have thunk it? I was a little unsure about this recipe having not used molasses before and I actually left out the spicing to no ill effect (I’m sure it’s lovely but I wanted to give a ‘basic’ recipe a try before adding the fancy stuff).
I’m really glad that the recipes have helpful (and entertaining) videos, I found Cynthia’s tips really useful and there is something comforting about watching someone before trying something new. I even followed her suggestion of adding a little white chocolate drop to the top of each and it does add a little spot of sweetness that is most enjoyable.
Stephen is a big fan of the ginger biscuit but I was a little unsure about what he’d make of this healthy version. As well as using whole wheat flour, whole cane sugar and molasses (which contains a goodly amount of iron) this recipe uses real ginger as opposed to powdered. To my mind that makes this cookie the nutritional equivalent to a large bowl of spinach, so I wondered if they would have that giveaway health food taste. On the contrary; the result is, I have to say, delicious. The cookies, which I baked for exactly 10 mins, are exceptionally moist and satisfying. They have a ginger zing with a hint of lemon that warms the tongue and tummy. If you are looking for a moist, cakey and above all guilt free cookie, then look no further.
Happy eating lovely friends.