at-home pastry chef

I have a sweet tooth with a rich experience. Since school years, I have been experimenting at the kitchen, creating original sweets and testing various flavor combinations.
Making desserts is more than a hobby for me. I made my first order а few years ago; it was carob chocolate.
While pursuing higher education as a teacher and psychologist, I continued to develop myself in the confectionery and pastry craft. I trained to make healthy desserts at Tasha Korobeynikova’s School and was very happy to take part in the «GRANDPRO Lights the Stars» competition.

Chewy chocolate cookies

at-home pastry chef
  • GRANDPRO Tart margarine 170 g
  • White sugar 85 g
  • Vanilla sugar 85 g
  • Cane sugar 127 g
  • Salt 5 g
  • Egg 1 pc.
  • Egg yolk 1 pc.
  • Wheat flour 311 g
  • Baking powder 4 g
  • Baking soda 4 g
  • Chocolate (milk or dark) 200 g
  • Coarse salt for sprinkling (optionally)
  • If you desire, heat GRANDPRO Tart margarine in a saucepan until golden, and then cool.
  • Combine all the sugar, the margarine, a tablespoon of water or milk, and salt in a container. Add an egg and a yolk; knead until smooth.
  • Sift the flour into the resulting mixture and add the chocolate broken into pieces (use bitter chocolate for the lactose-free version).
  • Knead the shortbread dough, form a cylinder, wrap it in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes (for the best result, freeze for a day).
  • Preheat an oven to 200°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the dough into circles about 1-cm thick and put them on the parchment paper at a quite large quite large from each other. Sprinkle with coarse salt crystals, if desired.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes, until the cookies become lightly brown around the edges.
  • Serve with a glass of chilled cow’s or plant milk, or with pieces of ice cream.