As I wanted to join in the fun of baking, especially the thrill of making cookies, tarts and all sort of traditional pastry I was inspired to make this custard cookies which I find it easy to follow! This is my first attempt into making this type of cookie, which require piping from cookie nozzle and I would say it is pretty time consuming especially for a first timer. But, the end result and the joy of making it outbid all the hard work! As practice makes prefect, the more I piped, the pattern of the cookies become prettier and nicer. The tips of today - always press it lightly and leave the nozzle up as fast as possible. If you press too hard or down, the pattern from the nozzle will get less prominent and the cookie will becomes flatter. Hop over to this blogger's site for more pictures of making this cookies and the correct piping nozzle for this cookie.
Need my conclusion for this recipe? My family loves it to bits especially my son and even my Mother in law. My son has been munching the cookies almost everyday and requested us to pack it for school. I gave some to my friend's daughter and she came back asking for more! I am very pleased by all these compliments and will definitely make this again! Do try this yourself and I am sure you will love it too!
Till then, wishing all who celebrate
Chinese New Year [ The Year of Snake ] a happy, prosperous, auspicious, healthy and joyous Chinese New Year!
Recipe adapted from My Lemony Kitchen
(makes approximately 70 pieces)
80g icing sugar
80g custard powder
120g plain flour
1 egg yolk
glaze cherries - chopped (I bought ready-chopped cherries)
1. Heat up a dry wok over low fire, fry the cornflour, plain flour and custard powder until the mixture is light and leaves the side of the wok. Set aside to cool. (Do not over fry the flour)
2. Beat the margarine and sugar with a stand mixer until creamy.
3. Add in the egg yolk and beat the mixture until well combine.
4. Add in flour bit by bit and mix well.
5. Pre-heat oven to 120ºC. Line a baking tray with baking paper. (You may use non-stick baking tray)
6. Fill in batter into the cookie pump by using the cookies nozzle to pressed out the dough onto the baking paper.
7. Top with cherries and bake for 15-20 minutes.
• Get the correct cookie piping nozzle for this cookie.
• Keep cookies in airtight container.