Thursday, February 24, 2011

Snow Coffee Cookies Recipe

Owe a friend of mine this Snow Coffee Cookies recipe for some time now.  Due to the very hectic Chinese New Year period and after a break, am putting up the Snow Coffee Cookie recipe now as promised.

Pretty easy to make, these dainty little snow coffee cookies are great not only for coffee lovers but for individuals like myself who do not drink coffee but just love any cakes or cookies with that special coffee flavour.

Snow Coffee Cookies Recipe

200 gm butter
100 gm castor sugar
1 - 2 tsp coffee paste (depending on your preference)
15 gm mocha powder

220 gm plain flour
1 tsp baking powder

60 gm ground almonds
60 gm semolina

Some snow sugar for dusting

1.  Cream A till light and fluffy
2.  Beat in B & C
3.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes
4.  Shape into rounds, flatten a little and place on baking tray lined with greaseproof paper
5.  Bake in preheated 170 degrees Celsius oven for 12 - 15 minutes till golden brown
6.  Decorate with D on the top

Snow Coffee Cookies 

And there you have it!  The Snow Coffee Cookies recipe should not be too difficult to follow and the coffee cookies are great for tea breaks...

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chinese New Year Cookies and Fondant Cake Decor

Was terribly busy during the weeks running up to Chinese New Year with the various baking of Chinese New Year Cookies.  It was a fun time churning out all these cookies.

Chinese New Year Cookies
 Also had an order for some cakes to be delivered before Chinese New Year.  And since it was the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit, came up with this simple CNY cake decor.
For the edible cake decor:-   Fondant rabbit signifying the zodiac rabbit year.  Fondant plum blossom flowers signifying luck.  A red fondant background representing joy, virtue, truth and sincerity since red is an auspicious colour.  And all things gold for prosperity.

The CNY cake decor on the cake

Simple and nothing too elaborate for the fondant cake decor...  Yet bringing out the significance of the Chinese New Year festival.

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