This is a journey not many people will be interested to take, but for me, it was one of the most exciting trips ever, because not only was I able to share precious time with a good friend, I could also be personally involved in coming up with an all-new cookie flavour in collaboration with the cookie master himself.
More importantly, I got to see for myself how passionate and dedicated David is over his craft, and understood that my faith in him over the years is well-placed.
|Stranger in Bangkok doing his part.|
|We need some green lime and yellow lemons of course.|
|Unfortunately, the local green lime zest tasted too unforgiving, so we could only use the yellow lemon zest.|
|Blanch multiple times to get rid of the bitterness.|
|No time to confit multiple times, so once will do for this trial batch.|
|The way David manipulated the dough, I think he can shape the cookies blindfolded with hands behind his back.|
|Into the oven!|
|3 versions of the same flavour, all excelling in its own way.|
I was also shocked to note that a traditional chewy soft cookie has almost twice the amount of sugar a normal David's cookie has, though it does not taste doubly sweet at all.
In conclusion, our lemon white chocolate cookie was a major success. Everyone who tried it (albeit a small sample size) had good things to say. Then again, some fine-tuning is required, to further enhance the flavour profile as well as the outlook of the cookie.
|Release the lemon cookie please?|