Thursday, January 28, 2010

Let's Eat: Nigella's Perfect Chocolate Cookies

The other night my flatmate and I had a chocolate craving. So I made Nigella Lawson's Perfect Chocolate Cookies for us. And I ate mine with a giant glass of orange juice [don't ask- I love chocolate and orange together]. Recipe here. [Note: I modified this recipe to be vegan and it was amazing, I'm sure it's even better with real milk/butter.]


  1. Those look delicious. What did you do to veganize them?

  2. Oh I should have been more specific, sorry Megan! Okay, I used an 85% dark cocoa bar that was dairy-free, dairy-free margarine instead of butter (if I were in the US I would have used Earth Balance), raw sugar not white, egg replacer not a real egg, and also dairy-free chocolate chips! :)

  3. Thanks! I probably could have figured it out, but unless it's in a cookbook, I am lost! I will definitely have to try making these in my new dairy/egg/meat free kitchen. Ha.

  4. Megan- I'm happy to write you a vegan recipe for these and also convert the grams and such to non-metric measurements if that would help you :) Let me know :)

  5. Megan makes a good point, since everything I eat is vegan-ized, I need to post the versions of the recipes I use. Unvegan, the link is in the post. For a vegan version use the following ingredients:


    1/2 cup dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa solids
    2/3 cup flour
    1 ounce cocoa, sieved
    1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup soft margarine (Earth Balance is good)
    1/4 cup light brown sugar
    1/4 raw sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 egg replacer egg
    1 cup dark chocolate chips (dairy free)
    Serving Size : Makes 12