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Apparently I do that. A LOT.
When I used a share a room with my sister, she would wake up in terror because of my sleeptalking. Of course, I had NO CLUE that was going at all. I only knew about it from her recounts in the morning. And boy, I said some realllllllly weird and unexplainable things. I can imagine how terrifying it must have been for her to witness her unconscious sister blabbing random incoherent phrases.
In one extreme case, my sister recalled that I mumbled something then I raised one arm up into the air and just held it there for a good minute or so.
So. flipping. creepy.
In more recent news, I just had another episode of creepy sleeptalk the other day. (Just when I thought I grew out of it.) Last week, my friend and I had round 2 of our Marvel movie marathon at my place. It was 1am and we had just finished watching Iron Man 2 and Captain America. Since we were getting really sleepy, we decided to watch a movie that wouldn’t need our full attention. On came The Incredible Hulk (I’m sorry Edward Norton, but you play a really boring Hulk). Needless to say, it was a major snoozefest. 15 minutes into the movie and there wasn’t any world-crashing action so I drifted off to sleep.
A while later, some crashing and gunshot sounds took me out of my deep slumber and out of nowhere, I blurted out:
“Chlorophyll makes things green.”
This time, I heard myself. I wasn’t fully conscious of where I was or what had happened for the past who knows how long but I heard myself say that scientific statement.
My friend and brother (who joined us just for The Hulk) were still awake at the time and just as confused as I was. All they managed to say was:
So I repeated:
“Chlorophyll makes things green.”
Then my brother said:
“What the bleep are you saying?”
Now that woke me up for good. When my brother uses vulgar language, you know something’s up. I sat up and saw the both of them just STARING at me like I have gone mad. (Which is half true sometimes :P)
It was freaky, and weird, but funny. Definitely a story to re-tell for years to come! Later on, we came to some sort of conclusion as to why I said that. In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark drank chlorophyll to help his condition.
Welp, guess it’s time to add sleeptalking to my repertoire of embarrassing habits.
Ok, now onto these cookies! Oh baby, these chocolate-chocolate cookies are something else. Thick, chewy and all round decadent. Best part: the crispy edges with soft center. These are by far the best double chocolate cookies that I have ever had… and they don’t even have chocolate chips in them!
Instead of chocolate chips, these are studded with something called chocolate crumb. If you’ve never had chocolate crumb before, please go make some right now. You can’t carry on in life without knowing what chocolate crumb tastes like. I could eat this straight outta the bowl… and I did. #noshame
Now that I’ve experienced these, I know why Momofuku cookies are so dang popular. These chocolate-chocolate cookies are a chocoholic’s kryptonite.
- 1/3 cup AP flour
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 3 tbsp butter melted
- 2 sticks butter room temp
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup glucose I swapped it out for light corn syrup
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 oz. milk/dark chocolate melted
- 1 1/4 cups AP flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
- Whisk together flour, cornstarch, sugar, cocoa and salt in a bowl
- Slowly drizzle in melted butter and stir until mixture starts to clump
- Spread clumps on baking sheeting, bake for 20 minutes. (should be slightly moist to the touch)
- Break up larger clumps into pea size pieces and let cool
- Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar, and glucose on high for a good 3 minutes.
- Add egg, vanilla, melted chocolate and beat for 7-8 minutes until increased in volume and pale yellow in colour
- On low speed, add flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until JUST combined.
- Continuing low speed, add chocolate crumb
- Scoop out dough into preferred sizes onto baking sheets and place sheets into fridge for at least an hour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Making sure cookies have room to spread, bake for about 15-18 minutes until they look crackled on top but still moist
- Let cool completely before moving cookies
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