ISO Help with Chocolate Chip Traybake (Bar Cookies)
I need some help. I have this recipe for a chocolate chip traybake which I have tried to make three times already. Each time I try to make it I just end up with a sludgy mess in the bottom of the tray. I've tried reducing the heat, tried reducing the amount of bicarb, tried using a smaller tray.....
100g soft brown sugar
50g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g plain flour
½ tsp bicarb
100g chocolate chips.
Cream butter and sugars.
add egg and vanilla
stir in flour, bicarb and salt
Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon into a greased and floured 12in square tray and bake for 15 mins at gas mark 2 190°C 375°F for 15 mins until golden.
Things I've noted is that to cover the bottom of a 12 inch tray the mixture has to be spread awfully thin.
The mixture initially rises but before it gets to the golden stage it starts to collapse, initially towards the rear of the oven.
Any advice as to where I am ging wrong? I use a Kenwood chef so the butter/sugar is well creamed. Could I over mix the flour?
Ideally I'd like one of you peeps to try it to see if you get the same results as me. At least I'd know if it was the recipe or me being too heavy handed.
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