Monday, July 19, 2010

crackle off

We held our crackle off today - donna hay's copha-less recipe (on the left) up against the traditional back of the rice bubble box recipe.

I had serious doubts about whether you could take the copha out of the crackle, but in a head to head taste test it was unanimous* - the donna hay recipe came out on top.
Lighter, sweet but less sickly sweet, a more even chocolateyness, and without that greasey feel the copha can leave you with.

I do love a good old fashioned crackle, but I have to say donna might just have turned me - this one is a winner!

*whilst donna's recipe was the winner, I was competing against a 7 year old, so we thought it only fair that my score was divided by 4... after the score adjustment I came in a brave second ;o)

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for your Cook Off. I ahve bookmarked this for future celebrations!!

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  2. Yah for crackles! I like that the Donna Hay ones are more chocolatey and less sickly than the copha ones.

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  3. Ahhhh, that was always the worst thing about Chocolate Crackles - the greasiness! Will have to find the recipe you're talking about and give it a go. The inner child in me demands it! :)

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  4. I can't wait to make these now!! I'm glad your crackle off was a huge success, even if a 7 year old beat you on a technicality ;-)

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  5. I was wondering what the Donna version was like, particularly because I'm not a fan of copha's texture.

    Must find an excuse to make them now!

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  6. I didn't realise that I was participating in a bona fide contest!

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