Friday, 12 August 2011

rise and shine all you gold-digging mothers

It's been more than a year since our last update. Things picked up for lovanilla and her delicious goodness of Bite.Me and the rest of us consigned to drooling on our laptops looking at photos of those delectable desserts.

Anyway, purpose of this blog's resurrection (ha!) is to document our kuih raya adventures for this year. Will also try to share some recipes and should we attempt to do them, we'll let you know how it pans out.

My first challenge this weekend would be making Afghans (not the dog, the country or the rug) cookie. Recipe is as follows:

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 25

150g unsalted butter, softened
60g lightly acked soft brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
125g plain flour
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
30g desiccated coconut
45g cornflakes, lightly crushed
90g dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat ovem to 180* C, line two baking trays with baking paper (or use silicone mat for you lucky brownies)
2. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well
3. Add sifted flour and cocoa powder to bowl with the coconut and cornflakes. Stir with a metal spoon until the ingredients are combined. Put level tablespoons of mixture on the prepared trays, allowing room for spreading. Bake for 20 mins, or until lightly browned, then leave on the tray to cool completely.
4. Place chocolate chips in a small heatproof bowl, bring a saucepan of water to boil, then remove pan from heat. Sit the bowl over the pan, making sure the base of the bowl does not sit in the water. Stir until the chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Spread the top of each biscuit thickly with the melted chocolate and allow to set.

Google afghan cookie for an idea of how it looks like. I'll try to post a photo once I attempted them. You don't have to wait for me to try it, you know :)

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