Almond Sugi Cookies

30 January, 2008 at 1:40 pm | Posted in » Crunchy Cookies, » Recipes | 3 Comments
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Some called it Suji, some called it Sugi, and some called it Sugee… no matter which name you called it, they all have a common ingredient, which is Ghee. 

This is the first time I’m making sugi cookies for CNY and I have added in ground almonds to the basic recipe… hubby says its texture is like shortbread cookies and he like it…

Ingredients:

100 grams Ghee
120 grams castor sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
70 grams ground almonds
150 grams plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Method:

1.   Mix first 4 ingredients, then add almonds and mix.
2.   Sift flour, baking soda and salt. Mix and add to above. Mix to form a dough.
3.   Scoop dough with a teaspoon, shape it with your hands and arrange on lined tray. Brush with yolk glaze.
4.   Bake in preheated 180 degrees C oven for 12 to 14 minutes till yolk glaze on cookies look golden yellow and bottoms of cookies are golden brown.
5.   Allow cookies to cool completely on a rack and store in container.

Traditional Peanut Cookies

27 January, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Posted in » Crunchy Cookies, » Recipes | 11 Comments
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How time flies!! Chinese New Year is around the corner again… which means more baking!! Yeah!!
This year will be quite different for me as:

1.   This is the first CNY after I got married, which means no more Ang Baos to collect!!! Sad  But the good thing is I don’t need to give Ang Baos for the first year… hehehe

2.   All the CNY baking will be done in my own house… previous years the baking was done in my mummy house.

I can’t remember when it started… ever since the first time I made these peanut cookies, I have been making it for every CNY that it has become a tradition in my family and thus it’s named Traditional Peanut Cookies. These lovely cookies have a melt-in-the-mouth texture and gives out a very nice peanut aroma…

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Ingredients:

500 grams gounded peanut
2-1/4 cups corn oil
200 grams icing sugar
500 grams plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg, beaten for glazing
some roasted peanut halves

Method:

1.    Combine and mix all the dry ingredients together in a big mixing bowl.
2.    Add in the oil and mix well until a dough is formed.
3.    On a work surface pressed the dough into a disk form, use a biscuit cutter to cut out each cookie and arrange on baking tray.
4.    Brush with egg and add a piece of roasted peanut on top of each cookie.
5.    Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
6.    Allow cookies to cool about 5 mins before removing from tray.

Meringue Mushrooms

7 December, 2007 at 12:12 am | Posted in » Crunchy Cookies | 5 Comments
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Made these Meringue Mushrooms in the evening, this is the first time i’m making these… I would say it turns out very well although there are a few that does not look so nice… Thumbs Up It looks complicated… but actually it’s quite simple…

Hmmmm, you will be thinking why would I wana made these…. well…. I’ll keep it in suspense for now… heehee

Macarons

29 November, 2007 at 4:01 pm | Posted in » Crunchy Cookies | 3 Comments
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Macarons 

Macarons… it has been a craze in Singapore for sometime now, it’s also the thing that makes the baking world crazy!

Many fellow food bloggers have made their attempted to make these little sweet things, some of them are very successful on the first attempt but some are not… some can’t get the ‘feets’ or ‘skirts’…

Today, I make an attempt to try out these little things. Well… it did not turn up so well for me… I guess it’s quite normal for a first timer who makes it. The ingredients was simple, it’s just egg whites, ground almond and icing sugar. And yet, despite the simple ingredients… the process of making one with ‘feet’ was not so easy.

When I have the ingredients all mixed, it batter was quite sticky… wonder if that should be the consistency… I tried to pipe out the batter into rounds, but it ends up all kinds of deformed shapes except rounds! Sad  I wonder how can I make it into rounds  Ignoring You ?? I can’t even get them into rounds, not to mention getting the little ‘feet’ Sad Haiz… I gotta dump the whole batch…

Maybe I’ll try again… or maybe not… part of me wana try again as a challenge for myself… but part of me, after the disaster of today’s attempt dun wana go through another one in case it resulted in the same result…

Considering the difficulty level of making these macarons, it’s a no wonder why they are selling so expensive at about S$1.30 – S$1.50 EACH !

Peanut Butter Cookies

25 November, 2007 at 2:29 am | Posted in » Crunchy Cookies, » Recipes | 7 Comments
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Peanut butter cookies

Saw a peanut butter recipe in my cookies book and decided to try it out as I have not make any cookies with peanut butter before. The cookies are nice, with the aroma of the peanut butter.


Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, soften
1 cup creammy or chunky peanut butter (I use chunky ones)
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup soft brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 salt

Method:

1. Beat butter, peanut butter and the sugars together until creamy. Beat in eggs until well combine.

2. Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Mix until evenly combined. Then put into the refridgerator for 1 hour.

3. Shaped into 1-inch balls. Place on baking paper and flatten with fork in a crisscross pattern.

4. Preheat oven at 190oC. Bake for 10 mins or until cookies are light golden brown.

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