Friday, November 23, 2007

Decorated Cookies

I baked some butter cookies and decorated them for Ning's 2nd birthday, I think they are pretty, don't you think so...

These cookies are actually quite small sized, they are not bigger than an inch, which makes me wished I had really tiny fingers when working on them. I had to "roll" my roses with 2 toothpick. But its also because they are so small, you can't really find fault in them. If you noticed, some of my roses are just a "bush" of sugar paste.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ladies' Kisses (Baci di Dama)

I learn about these little Italian cookies from Happy Home Baker's blog, do visit her blog to find out more about these cookies.

I did mine with ground hazelnut and uses nutella as fillings. I kept them in the fridge, they taste good when serve chilled.

I added a little heart to compliment its name.. I wonder if its still considered a Baci di Dama :)

I think I should pass some of these to my buddy, her boyfriend, being an Italian, should be able to tell me if I've gotten it right. Hopefully I'll get to meet her before they are all gone.

Coconut Flapjacks

When I first came across this recipe, I had no idea how flapjacks taste like. But still, I was keen to try it out cos I have all the ready ingredients, it doesn't need flour and I dun need to use a mixer, I hate to wash that.
These are really easy to make and they are delicious and addictive.
You may noticed I seldom post recipe for my bakes cos I am lazy to type them and besides, nobody ever ask me for my recipes.. hehe... But for this one, I really wanna share it with you, please give it a try.
  • 100g butter
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 135g oats
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  1. Grease a 7" baking tray, preheat oven at 170C
  2. Place butter, sugar honey into a large saucepan over low heat, stir till just melted
  3. Stir in oats, coconut and mix well until evenly combined
  4. Placed the mixture on the prepared baking tray, spread it evenly across the tray and level the surface by pressing with a spoon
  5. Bake for 30 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and leave on the baking tray to cool for about 10mins
  7. Cut the flapjacks into squares, carefully transfer them onto a bigger baking tray, placing them bottom side up.
  8. Continue to bake for another 10-15mins till it turns golden and crispy on both sides
  1. I use a shallow baking tray, it works well cos its easier to remove the flapjacks from the tray after baking.
  2. you may not get a neat cut when cutting them cos its still rather soft after the 1st bake and the oats seems to be falling off when you cut. Thats ok, just gently stick them back in place. After the 2nd bake and when its totally cooled, It'll all harden and stick together nicely
  3. I made 16 pieces of 3X3cm squares, you can double the ingredients if you wanna make more, or if you are using a bigger tray.


Friday, November 2, 2007

Ning and Ah Mah

Fried Black Pepper Bee Thye Mak

Nothing to shout about, just a simple lunch - Fried Bee Thye Mak with chicken, cabbage and black pepper.

Biscotti - Hazelnut Cinnamon