22 Jun 2015
This morning at Young At Heart we had a micro-baking session making teacup chocolate chip cookies and serving them with cream and ice cream to our members. It was great fun and very messy trying to separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. It was great to see a number of techniques used.
First, we all got a teacup and a tablespoon and each creamed together 1 tablespoon of butter with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Next, we added a splash of vanilla essence and a single egg yolk to the mixture and mixed them together.
Finally, we added 3 tablespoons of plain flour and 2 tablespoons of chocolate drops. We had a choice between milk chocolate and white chocolate.
When all of the ingredients were nicely mixed together we took it in turns to microwave our teacup for around 60 seconds, until the cookie dough had risen and was hot. Then we topped it off with our person choice of cream, ice cream or both and tucked in.
We also had a visit today from Lucy, who is the new Dementia Advocate based at Cleveland Alzheimer’s. More details about Lucy will follow once information about her role and her hours of work have been confirmed.