It is said that good things come in threes. I hope that bad things also come in threes and not more.
At the end of last week my mobile phone stopped working. Again. Luckily at Christmas my mum had insisted in giving me one of her spare ones so that’s what I’m using now.
Then our boiler stopped working. No hot water. No heating. Yes, I’m in the northern hemisphere and it’s winter. That wasn’t too nice. Luckily this morning, three and a half days later, an expert in boilers came to fix it and now we have hot water and heating back up and running.
Also this weekend my computer crashed. It was my fault because I wanted to download a program for work. This morning I took it to the Apple store and luckily they were able to fix it within 20 seconds of turning it on. Phew! I don’t want to attempt to have the program in my computer anymore.
So those are three things. Actually now I just remembered I still haven’t got my broken camera back… Surely I cannot have any more bad luck for these days. I’m not superstitious but when these things happen I do wonder if there is such a thing as my planets not being aligned.
To take my mind off this small bout of bad luck, I made a giant cookie. Specifically, a giant chocolate chip and pecan nut cookie. I had recently read about making a giant cookie in a baking dish or skillet here in Lady and Pups, as opposed to many small cookies. I thought it was a wonderful idea, especially when one is short on time, and adapted her recipe to the ingredients I had at that moment.
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup cream
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecan nuts
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Melt the butter. Add all the sugar and whisk. Add the egg and whisk until thick. Add the cream and whisk until smooth. Add the flour, a pinch of sea salt and baking soda. Stir. Add the chocolate chips and pecan nuts. Stir.
Butter the mold or skillet. Arrange all of the cookie dough inside. Sprinkle some sea salt on top.
Bake for 20 minutes. Then increase the temperature to 200°C and bake for another 3 minutes to make the top more golden.
Note: the problem with one giant cookie is that it’s so easy to start eating it… then in less than a day the entire cookie just disappears.
Thank you for reading!