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
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