Chocolate chips were accidentally developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1930. She owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts, a very popular restaurant that featured home cooking in the 1930s.Wakefield is said to have been making chocolate cookies and on running out of regular baker's chocolate, substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate from Nestlé thinking that it would melt and mix into the batter. It clearly did not and chocolate chips were born. She later sold her recipe for chocolate chip cookies to Nestle for a lifetime supply of chocolate chips.
Do you use chocolate chips in cookies, cakes, frosting, candy or what? Please share your ideas and recipes.
on Feb. 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM