Jonathan Vrban, a resident of Hawaii, frequently travels from Hawaii to other parts of the world. When he is not travelling Jonathan Vrban likes to cook and bake. He is especially proud of his chocolate chip cookie recipe, which demands more than 24 hours of prep time and uses the finest ingredients.
While individual bakers all have their own ideas as to what particular elements result in the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, they all tend to agree about the importance of using high-quality chocolate chips. The best way to determine whether a brand of chocolate chips should be included in a cookie recipe is to check its inclusion of high cocoa solids. Chips that contain less than 60 percent will provide only the faintest real chocolate taste, while those with more than 70 percent high cocoa-solids content will provide a rich, complex chocolate flavor upon which the rest of the recipe can be built. Another factor to note is whether a brand contains cocoa butter; the use of this ingredient, rather than cheaper and less flavorful vegetable oil alternatives, greatly enhances the flavor and texture of chocolate chips.
Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jonathan Vrban maintains involvement in a vast array of professional and personal projects, honing his talents as a writer, chef, and gardener.