Thursday, 10 January 2008

Christmas Cookies

This was baked last day before christmas. I made cookie man and christmas tree shapes. My family was sitting around the dining table chit chatting for the holiday trip to Bandung and I was there joining with my hands busy making them. My little cousin was there also and she did the decoration for the cookies :)

I took the recipe from v-recipes baking last year's christmas. I think the cookie is not soft enough for the kind of butter cookie. Anyway, there are beautiful, too beautiful to put them into our mouth *hahaha*

Christmas Cookie
Source: v-recipes (originally from Martha Stewart)

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour,plus more for work surface
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Royal Icing -replaced by melted WCC+butter
White non pareils, for springkling

1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Put butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attactment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 45 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 325 F. Trasfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to a generous 1/8 inch thick. Using a tree-shape cookie cutter, cut out cookies, and space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Reroll scraps, and cut out. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

3. Bake until goldern, 12-15 minutes. Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks. Drizzle cookies with icing; springkle with nonpareils. Let set.

Srikaya Pisang

As I said earlier banana and srikaya are the perfect match for me. So, even I failed this recipe I still like them though *hehehe you know I'm trying to cheer myself up, right??*

I took the recipe from NCC blog, you can refer to them. Actually It wasn't the recipe but my own fault to steam it too long till the coconut milk turned oily :( Anyway, hope you do better than mine :)

Srikaya or Coconut Milk Jam

It's been a while since my last post :p But I do keep trying recipes though *just too lazy to write something in my blog* I tried srikaya recipe from old source in my magic book few weeks before the year changed to 2008. So, this is the first post of the year *hehehe* Anyone one the recipe just leave me message, okay??---> I finally inserted the recipe after months :p check below! I like it best with banana fritters...hmm.. yummy.


200 g Sugar

1000 ml Coconut milk

6 Egg yolks

25 g Margarine

1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

1. Mix sugar, coconut milk and egg yolks. Combine well. Add in vanilla and stir well then transfer to a medium sauce pan.

2. Set over the pan on a bigger size pan / wok filled with water. Heat over low to medium and keep stirring the mixture until thickened.

3. Add in margarine while stirring and keep stirring until smooth and thickened. Let cool and store into jars.