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I decided to start with a delicious looking Consolidation Phase dessert. Here I will basically tell you what not to do, because I failed at the Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Cookie found on page 232 of the Dukan Diet book.
The book says it makes about 20 cookies, I made about 8.
The book says 2 hours for the "chocolate bar" to harden, I had mine in the freezer for 12 hours and it was still not hard when I took it out.
|It might be hard to see it from this picture, but the chocolate bar (even after 10 extra hours in the freezer) never hardened. it got bendy and more 'solid' but never chocolate-bar-hard.|
2 tsp Duch-processed cocoa
1 egg yolk + 1 egg
1 tbsp Splenda
3 tbsp oat bran
3/4 cup ff plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (all I had was maple extract, made it smell and taste suuuper yummy.)
For the "Chocolate Bar" that never hardens:
Mix the cocoa, egg yolk, and 1 tsp of Splenda.
Wrap it in plastic wrap and flatten it into a rectangular bar. Mine was a circular bar. Next time I try this recipe I will flatten it really thin, see if that makes it harden faster, or rather, harden at all.
Put it in the freezer for 2 hours, then chop it into coarse chunks. Good luck "chopping" this spongey mess. I ripped it appart instead, got my hands covered in goo-ey cocoa.
When you mix this chocolate mixture into your cookies it will all dissolve into little specks of chocolate that you will be able to smell during the cooking process but you wont be able to taste when you are eating the cookies.
Put the oat bran and chocolate chunks in a bowl. Now add the yogurt, cornstarch, whole egg, baking powder, and maple extract (you can do vanilla if you so choose) and 2 tsp of Splenda.
|At least it looks like cookie dough. Yumm...|
In the book we are instructed to line the baking sheet with aluminum foil... DO NOT DO THIS, omg. Just don't. I had never heard of lining a cookie sheet with foil to bake cookies and now I know why, they stick! Just spray a cookie sheet with pam or use parchment paper, or spray the aluminum with pam.
He instructs to place small, heaping mounds on the aluminum foil. I think mine must have been too big, this is why they did not cook in 20 minutes. Also, the mixture is kindof runny so make sure you have a lot of space in between cookies because they will run before they start cooking.
|Do not line the sheet with aluminum or you will find yourself scraping the cookies off like I did. Parchment paper or pam will work much better.|
So as you can see, I did not succeed with these cookies, but at least now you know what not to do and the J & J project is on it's way!
Better luck with my next recipe eh?
I'll let you know if I try this recipe again and succeed. Ugh.