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May 29, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know...
The Chocolate Chip Cookie was discovered by accident when Ruth Wakefield ran out of
bakers chocolate? If not for this little idea of Ruth Wakefields, the world might never have tasted those sweet delights. Born in 1905, Wakefield grew up to be a dietician and food lecturer after graduating from the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. Along with her husband Kenneth, she bought a tourist lodge named the Toll House Inn, where she prepared the recipes for meals that were served to guests.

In 1930, Wakefield was mixing a batch of cookies for her roadside inn guests when she discovered that she was out of baker's chocolate. Not really knowing if it would work
or not, she substituted broken pieces of Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate, expecting it to melt and be absorbed into the dough to create chocolate cookies. That didn't happen, but the surprising result helped to make Ruth Wakefield one of the 20th century's most famous women inventors. When she removed the pan from the oven, Wakefield realized that she had accidentally invented what we know as "chocolate chip cookies."

Some accidents or ideas can really pay off very sweetly.

1 comment:

Bubbles said...

mmmm.... Yummy.
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