So I have always wondered whether regular whole-wheat chappati flour or atta could be used for baking. I used atta to make crackers earlier, and they turned out great; but then, crackers are meant to be a little hard and dry. Could atta be used for sweeter baked goods? I tried this jaggery and sesame cake once, and came across a video for atta and yogurt cake, which shows a soft, fluffy cake.
But cookies? I was still not convinced.
So this was an experiment. And it was ok. I’m going to be honest. These aren’t the best looking cookies (I think they look rather alien and amoeba-like, and since I used only one chocolate chip per cookie, it also exudes a one-eyed monster vibe.)
I’ve praised Michael Rulhman’s Ratio before, and make all my shortbread cookies using his recipe.
The section of his book dedicated to cookie dough offers up a variation of the 1-2-3 cookie. You add some egg whites and bake to get a light, crispy, golden yellow cookie, the tuile.
I thought I’d borrow a little from the tuile recipe and make a chocolate chip version. Ruhlman’s recipe calls for equal parts egg whites, sugar, flour and butter, but I used more flour. I added some baking powder too, to give it a more cakey effect. Real tuiles need deft handling to get them thin, crispy and in the right shape, and I didn’t have the patience to try; so I went with softer cake-like cookies.
But as far as experiments go, it wasn’t so bad. Completely edible and enjoyable, though not knock-your-socks-off fantastic. These reminded me of ladyfinger biscuits, so they’re not all that bad. Except ladyfingers don’t look like alieneyes.
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Foodless Friday after a month long hiatus! Here’s what I’ve been:
Reading: The New Potato. It’s my new favourite site for foodie features! Love the approach and aesthetic.
Watching: BB’s final episode Felina, again. It’s still sinking in that Walt is dead.
Listening to: A nicer version of We Can’t Stop.
Laughing at: Brides who throw cats!!
Loving: This pretty floral recipe box from Rifle Paper Co.
image courtesy | riflepaperco.com
Enjoy your weekend!