River Cottage Rocks #1: Everyday Easy – My Entry

I am sure you have all heard about the devastating events that have taken place at River Cottage HQ. My thoughts are with Hugh and the rest of the River Cottage family. I hope you get everything sorted and are back to normal soon :-)

You may remember that a few weeks ago, I introduced you to my new monthly blogging challenge called River Cottage Rocks! The first theme was ‘everyday easy’. The take up has not been as much as I had hoped so I have extended the deadline for entries until Sunday 19th February. I do hope that lots of you will take part and show how much River Cottage means to us especially at this sad time for them. A reminder of the rules is below. Meanwhile, I shall tell you about my entry for the challenge.

As a busy mom, I am always on the lookout for a quick sweet treat to get through the day and these 10 minute chocolate cookies are ideal. 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes to cook. The recipe is on page number 393 in ‘River Cottage Everyday and is in the ‘River Cottage Family Cookbook‘ somewhere too. I love these cookies. I love how quick they are to make and how tasty they are. You can not just have only one. I adapted the recipe slightly by using milk chocolate chips and I made them using Tate & Lyle ‘Light at Heart’ sugar. The sugar is excellent and did not taste any different to normal sugar. You hardly knew that the cookies were actually good for you! The recipe seems very reliable and it is one I will be making regularly from now on. You can find the recipe online here.

Many thanks to those who have taken part so far. I look forward to seeing some more River Cottage recipes cooked or adapted soon. Go on, grab the badge above and lets gets cooking! :-)

The Rules

  1. You cook any recipe you like related to the theme from any River Cottage book, TV programme or from Hugh’s weekly column in the Guardian.
  2. You must not copy the recipes word for word onto your blog posts. Quite a few of the recipes are already online so please link to them if they exist or put the book and the page number on your blog post so other people can find the recipe.
  3. If you make a couple or more adaptations to the recipe then please put the new version of the recipe on your blog if you want to, but always link to the original recipe in the same way as described in 2.
  4. You can submit the recipe to other blogging challenges as long as the other challenge allows it. 
  5. Please link to the post announcing this month’s theme in your blog post or to the ‘River Cottage Rocks’ page on this blog if someone else is hosting the challenge.
  6. If you are on Twitter, please tweet about your post using the hashtag #rivercottagerocks and include @Jos_Kitchen in the tweet. I will retweet any that I see.
  7. Please email a picture and a link to your post to joskitchen@hotmail.co.uk by the closing date to have your post included in the monthly round up. 
  8. Please add your posts to the River Cottage Rocks group on Facebook too and we can get a bit of community spirit going.



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  1. says

    I love eating cookies and these look lovely. I’m glad about the extension of the challenge too. I do have something I’m planning to make and will definitely get it done by next Sunday.


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