Sunday, 8 January 2023

Bunny German Butter Cookie


Bunny shape German butter cookies baked in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year of Rabbit 🐇 The dough was simple to put together, but the shaping took a long 1 hour plus for a batch of 14 x 3cm bunny cookies 😓

This was my first batch, not very well shaped.

In my second batch, I tried to give different 
expressions

ear patterns to the bunny cookies 🐇





<Small portion recipe>

Ingredients
40g unsalted butter. softened
pinch of low-sodium salt
16g icing sugar

32g top flour/cake flour
32g potato starch
2g milk powder/plain flour

red food dye
some black sesame seeds as eyes



Directions

1. Cream salt and icing sugar to softened butter till light and pale.

2. Sieve in flours and milk powder. Mix using a silicone spatula till form into a smooth dough.


3. Keep 100g of the original dough, and mix the remaining 20g of original dough with a little red food dye into a pink dough. Cover and let them rest for about 20 minutes.

You can also wrap the dough in food wrap and keep in the fridge. Thaw the dough for about 30 to 60 minutes before shaping.

4. Divide the original dough into about 12 portions weighing 8g each.
Measure 2x8g portions from the pink dough. Keep the remaining dough as the ribbon dough.


5. Cut out a small portion of dough out of the 8g dough.

Divide the small dough into 2 bigger portions as ears, and a tiny bit as bob tail.
Shape the main dough into an egg shape as the rabbit body.

Shape the two bigger portions into 2 long strips, and shape the smaller one into a tiny ball.

Use narrow plastic blade to make a long impression along the middle line of the long strip to make a pair of rabbit ears.

Transfer the rabbit ears to the top of the rabbit body. 

Affix the bobtail to the back of the rabbit body.

6. Cut and shape a pair of triangular dough from the pink dough

Attach the pink dough to the joining point of the rabbit ears to form a ribbon in front of ears.

Use a tweezer to insert two black sesame seeds to the eyes of the rabbit. 

Yeah, your bunny cookie is almost done 👏👏👏

Repeat the steps for the pink dough.

Place the finished dough on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.


7. Bake at middle rack of a preheated oven at 150℃ for about 13 to 15 minutes. Let the cookies rest in the oven for about 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

8. Let the cookies cool down before keeping in an air-tight container 😋










Saturday, 7 January 2023

Mandarin Orange Soft Jelly


An easy to prepare mandarin orange soft jellies using less fibrous and juicy Hong Mei Ren mandarin orange. All natural and delicious 😋🍊


Ingredients

A - for boiling

200g water

8g orange rind


B - agar agar paste

3g agar-agar powder, about 1 tsp

70g raw sugar

30g water


C - cooling the jelly water

250g drinking water, room temperature


D

140 ~ 150g orange pulps



Directions

1. Mix ingredient B into a paste. Let it stand for about 10 minutes. While waiting, start to bring 200g of water under ingredient A to a boil.


2. As we will be using the orange peel for flavour, so it is advisable to clean it thoroughly using Fruit & Vegetable Wash.

Separate the orange peel from the orange pulp.

Remove the white orange pith under the orange peel.

Collect about 8 to 10g of the orange peel and cook in the 200g of hot water under ingredient A.

3. Separate the orange pulp into segments.


You may cut part of the orange segments into smaller pieces.

Add the orange pulps to 4 clean 200ml pudding cups, and refrigerate till needed.

4. When A starts to boil, pour B from Step 1 into the boiling mixture. Stir till all the agar-agar granules have dissolved.

5. Pour C into A and B mixture to becomes the jelly water. Turn off the heat.

6. Pour about 40g of jelly water into each 4 x 200ml pudding cups. Refrigerate for 5 minutes or till semi solidify.

Add the remaining orange segments to the pudding cups, and pour the remaining jelly water into the cups.

7. Let them cool to room temperature before seal with cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour or longer.

Enjoy them cool 
🧊 






I have discovered the Hσɳɠ Mҽι Rҽɳ çº¢ç¾Žäºº mandarin oranges ðŸŠ in Fairprice supermarket. They have easy-to-peel thin skin, sweet and juicy pulps, less fibrous, and seedless. Besides consuming them as fruits, they’re suitable for making into jellies and sorbets ðŸ§


I took one çº¢ç¾Žäºº mandarin orange, and made into 4 cups of vitamin A & C-rich, low-calorie, and refreshing jellies using all natural ingredients. 




The mandarin oranges can be found in fresh fruit
section of Fairprice supermarket

Super thin orange membrane & and plump juicy pulps