Sunday, February 5, 2012

Crunchy Durian Cookie

As promised, here is the 2nd 'new' cookie recipe that I made for the Chinese New Year. I was clearing up my room and at the same time flipping through my cooking books ( I didnt realised I accumulated so many cooking books) and found this interesting recipe. It's taken from 'Cakes Pastries Savouries' published by Bake with Yen Sdn Bhd. Guests who came to my CNY open house totally 'finished' them up and it was a pity I didnt bake enough... I will definitely make this cookie again for next years CNY if I manage to 'store' durians in my freezer.


225g Butter
175g Icing Sugar
2  Egg Yolks
1 tsp Durian Essence
250g Plain Flour
30g Milk Powder
50g Custard Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
100g Durians, mashed
some sesame seeds or almond nibs (for decoration)

1. Sift the plain flour, Milk powder, custard powder & baking powder together. Set aside
2. Cream butter & sugar till fluffy.
3. Add in egg yolks & durian essence.
4. Add in the sifted dry ingredients
5. Add in the mashed durian.
6. Pipe out with a noozle onto a baking tray and sprinkle sesame seeds or almond nibs on top.
7. Bake at 180 degree C for 25 mins or until golden brown.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012 & Gong Xi Fa Cai

Oh no!!! I've fallen behind in updating my blog again....:-(( The time flew past so quickly and before I realized it, it is already February 2012 . Hmmmm I actually did not attempt any new baking at end of 2011 as I had quite a number of orders from friends for the Christmas Celebration and then it was school opening time...Busy busy busy and Chinese New Year.

Before Chinese New Year arrived, I had planned to bake few types of cookies and all new recipes but with the last minute house cleaning (I actually used 3 whole days just to clean my Music Room which had became a 'store room' before attacking the kitchen) I just did not have the time to do any baking.  And just 2 days before CNY Eve, I had a baking marathon and I had to use last year's recipe...:-(( BUT! I manage to bake 2 new flavour of cookies just the day before CNY Eve. I had all the ingredients at home and it looked interesting. It even had the word 'MUST TRY' printed on that page. One of  the cookie is....: Butter Icing Cookie. This recipe is taken from the Yum Yum Magazine issue No 76.

220g Butter
100g Castor Sugar
1 Egg
300g Plain Flour

Butter Icing:
30g Butter
70g Icing Sugar

1. Preheat oven to 160 degree C.
2.Butter Icing: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Place into a piping bag for later use.
3. Beat butter & castor sugar until creamy. Add in egg and beat until smooth. Add plain flour and mix into a dough.
4. Place into a piping bag and pipe onto a baking tray.
5. Use your fingers to indent the centre of the dough. Pipe a little of  the butter icing into the indentation.
6. Bake cookies for 15-18 mins or until golden brown.
7. Remove fromn oven and leave to cool before storing.