The sixth day of cookies
THE name for this delicious cookie-confection comes from the fact that you “crack” the final product into irregular pieces. But with the mayoral hijinks in Toronto this year, it’s hard to ignore the contemporary connotations. This is, in fact, a highly addictive chocolate substance. I get so many cookie recipes that (sadly) I can’t use them all. Several readers have sent in versions of this recipe in years past. I’ve always hesitated, partly because the recipes would include slightly ominous instructions like “Don’t even think about making this without aluminium foil,” and “Boil EXACTLY five minutes, and no matter what happens, DO NOT STOP STIRRING.” I was half-intrigued and halfterrified. Avril Kousof sent in a recipe this year, and I finally decided I had to give it a try. As with many things that look daunting, making chocolate crack was not that hard once I jumped in. And the result, a wonderful fusion of caramel, chocolate and cookie is definitely worth it.
Brett Rogers, left, and Cliff Quinn take a trip back in time to the 19th century, but fail to mine any gold on new reality series.