Greetings from Bures-France! Happy New Year to everybody but in particular to my great family members, to my friends and last but not least to the fantastic people who saved my life almost 6 years ago: the members of the Hematology department at Saint Antoine Hospital and in particular my great graft doctor. I love them all!

Today, I would like to share with you a “feel good” recipe. The cookies are called “crinkles”. The first time I noticed this name, I thought “it sounds like an alsacien or german” name for a cookie (I am a big fan of “alsacian cookies”…. On checking on the web, I discovered that those crinkles are, guess what, from Australia / New Zealand:

Although it seems that the recipe is not completly similar to the one I will describe here….

The major ingredient is …chocolate, which is known as a feel good food.

The recipe I am describing comes from a French magasine called Elle (# 3963).

Melt in a microwave oven 25 g of butter with 100 g of dark chocolate. Stir the mixture carefully. In a separate bowl, whisk an egg with around 20 g of sugar until the mixture “whiten” (or for me until you are fed up;-)!). Add the melted chocolate and stir. Then add 105 g of flour and around 50 g of candied tangerine (or candied orange peel), cut in small pieces, and stir carefully. To finish, add around 3 g of baking soda and stir. At this stage, you should get a sticky past, which is then kept for up to 2 hours in a refrigerator. Preheat an oven at 180 °C. Make with the solid past “balls” the size of a walnut, roll them in a bowl containing icing sugar and place them on baking paper-covered tray. Cook for around 11 minutes. The time is tricky to get soft cookies… Let cool them down and enjoy! But before you will like the smell of chocolate filling the kitchen :-)!

I hope you will like these crinkles! For chocolate addicts like me it is a must :-)!

With love…