Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Baking Me!

lemme tell you one thing, i have never been successful in baking. =_____= so sad right?

but unlike cooking,baking is wayyyyy trickier =_= anybody agree with me here?


anyway,in the name of Martha Stewart’s spirit to handmake your own thoughtful gifts, i baked.


and as im-paiseh as i could,[‘im’ as in ‘im-polite’,adjective] i announced to the whole world that i succeeded in baking the cookies for the first time (sort of,actually) through FB and Twitter. sorry lor too excited. =__=x

and the recipe of success is this:



Chocolate Sugar Cookies:

2 3/4 cups (355 grams) all purpose flour

3/4 cup (75 grams) unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder

1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 3/4 cups (350 grams) granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Royal Icing Using Egg Whites:

2 large (60 grams) egg whites

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

3 cups (345 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted

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and a little tip which i learnt from my patissier aunt:

to freeze the rolled up dough wrapped in wax paper/baking sheets. so it will be like a long frozen cylinder.

reason: it will be easy to cut into pieces/slices and bakes more evenly and you can make alot at one time and save the rest to bake only when you want it.


and as i said,i broke the hand mixer doing this. (i really dont know why dont know how,dont ask..T_____T)

so i had to use a  fork to whip up the royal icing. but it was so fun!!

with all the colours and it’s hardening process.


so i painstakingly patched up the special character i want , one by one,step by step.

hah! as the cantonese sayings: use alot of money also cant buy!!

in the end,it’s the thought that counts =)


p/s: gosh im getting so MarthaStewart-y =_____=x


alexlai said...

Why no photos of the cookies?

ViViEnNe said...

coz i swore of secrecy lor! =p