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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

PEANUT ( GROUNDNUT ) COOKIES



PEANUT COOKIES!

Peanut cookies are one of the Chinese New Year cookies which are easy to make. Peanuts are inexpensive and you can get them easily in supermarkets or mini markets.





The first time I baked this cookie was 2 months back. My friends said that these cookies were delicious, full of nuts aroma but just a little too sweet for them.


This is my 2nd time baking this nutty cookie again. Our family love them too. I followed wlteef.blogspot posted receipe and as usual, it never fails for me. It was a breeze. Thanks for the wonderful receipe.


However, I had reduced the sugar to 80g instead and increased the corn oil because the batter kept falling apart...was too crumbly. I used muffin paper cups instead of baking sheet to avoid the cookies from sticking together as they will expand when baked. Don't be bother of the cracks on the surface. It was the baking powder.




PEANUT COOKIES
(followed wlteef.blogspot.com receipe)

Ingredients

200g ground peanut powder ( I ground peanut powder coarsely)
200g sifted flour
1/2tsp sifted baking powder
80g icing sugar
120g corn oil
cashew nut/peanut for deco (optional)

FOR GLAZING:
1 egg yolk-beaten with 1tsp water


Method

1. Gather all ingredients. Preheat oven at 180C.




2. Fry the peanuts




3. Ground peanuts coarsely




4. Sift all dry ingredients




5. Mix flour,baking powder, ground peanut powder,icing sugar in a bowl until well combined.




6. This is how it looks like after mixed




7. Add oil gradually and knead at the same time. Don't add all in one go.




8. If the dough is dry, add oil
If dough is wet, add flour




9. Shape as u wish or use cookie cutter




10. Put a piece of nut on top. Apply eggwash
Transfer to muffin paper cups.
Don't grease the cups. cookie (optional)




11. Bake at 20min until golden browned

Makes 62pcs

Crunchy N crispy cookies!








Monday, November 2, 2009

NESTUM FAMILY LEMON CAKE



LEMON CAKE


I noticed that many bloggers posted that Nestum Cake was easy but a little too sweet.

However, I don't think so. Firstly, it's greasy, wet and very,very SWEET. Might get diabetics you know.

This is my first attempt and I just added lemon rind and juice. To my dismay, it turned out unsatisfactory.

Maybe it's due to the lemon.



Eventhough I tried to bake this NESTUM CAKE according to the posted receipe at shw.mamafami.fotopages.com, it turned out wet inside, tasted too sweet, oily and many tiny holes. Though it is edible but too oily for everyone in my family.

Can anyone give some advice what went wrong?



Tiny holes on the surface


NESTUM LEMON CAKE
(taken from NESTUM CAKE receipe)


Ingredients

250g butter
250g castor sugar ( I reduced to 180g )
4eggs ( I had 3 eggs only)
Juice of 1 lemon
Lemon rind
200g SR Flour
50g Nestum Cereal
100ml Milk

Method


1. Prepare all ingredients. Sift flour.




2. Lemon rinds




3. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy



This is how it looks




4. Add eggs one at a time




5. Beat until creamy




6. Fold in sifted flour and lemon juice alternately




7. Add lemon rind and Nestum cereal




Mix well




8. Pour into greased cake tin




9. Bake 160C for 1 hour. Don't open oven during the 1st 30min bcoz cake will sink







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