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Saturday, January 29, 2011

ORANGE COOKIE





Last week, I bought a packet of fresh oranges from a nearby hypermarket. It was a best value sale for the day. However, my family couldn't finish all 10 of them because some were sour. Already squeeze 3 orange juice and had to add honey to disperse the sourness. My kid's face cringe at the first taste. There were 4 oranges left in the fridge. I am not good in baking cakes so decided to go ahead with cookies instead. I saw a simple orange recipe at umami.typepad.com which looks rather different from mine. I find that this is the best crunchy cookie I have ever baked! Really taste similar to orange cake. When I had the first bite, they taste extremely crispy, crunchy and the texture was perfectly well-done. My daughter and I finished all 40 pieces of them the next day. The next time, I will add in some chocolate chips and change the flavor to lemon instead.

By the way, I did not have the orange oil, still, they taste delicious !! If you have almond nibs, sprinkle on them before baking.



Note:
Once you have grated the orange rind, use on the same day. Do not refridge overnight because the color changes to brownish and taste sour. Same goes with the squeezed orange juice.



Orange rind and grate them with a grater




Grated orange rind and remember to use FRESH ORANGES !!




Here's the recipe:-



Ingredients

115g butter
150g castor sugar / icing sugar
2 egg yolk
1 tbsp orange juice
2 orange rind-grated
200g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp orange oil ( optional )


For Glazing:
1 egg- beaten


Method:



  1. In a big bowl, sift sugar. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.






2. Add in egg yolks, orange juice and rind. Stir until all well combined.





3. In another bowl, sift flour and baking powder together.
Add the flour into butter mixture.





4. Add in chopped raisins and mix well until it form a soft dough.
Chill in fridge for 2 hours.





5. Roll spoonful of it into lime balls and place on greased baking sheet.
Flatten with back of a fork.






6. Glaze with beaten egg.
Bake at 180C for 20 min or until golden brown.
Bottom of the cookies should be brownish which indicates crispy.

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