Dear friends and readers….
I was going through the book rack last night and I found few recipes which I feel good to share it here. Hope it will give ideas for our tea time later.
Pleasant day to all
125g butter, softened
3/4 cup (115g) plain flour
1/4 cup (45g) icing sugar mixture
1/3 cup (50g) custard powder
60g butter, softened, extra
2/3 cup (110g) icing sugar mixture, extra
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
1 tbs lemon juice
Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper. Use an electric mixer to beat butter until pale and creamy. Add the flour, icing sugar and custard powder and use a wooden spoon to stir to combine.
Use your hands to roll teaspoonfuls of the dough mixture into balls. Place the balls 3cm apart on the lined trays. Use a fork dusted in icing sugar to gently flatten. Bake in preheated oven, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from oven and set aside for 30 minutes to cool.
Use an electric mixer to beat the extra butter and icing sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the lemon rind and juice and beat until combined. Spread the butter mixture over the flat side of half the biscuits and sandwich together with remaining biscuits.
Variation: Try passionfruit melting moments for a delicious change. Simply add the strained pulp of one passionfruit to step 1 and replace lemon rind and juice with 1 tbs of passionfruit juice to make the butter cream.
2-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon almond extract
1/4 pound whole, blanched almonds
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In food processor – mix flour, sugar, butter, salt, and baking soda until it forms little balls. Add eggs and extract. Roll out* dough on floured surface. Cut with 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. Put on greased cookie sheet. Place almond in center of each cookie. Bake for 25 minutes.
Lately instead of rolling, I’ve shaped the dough into 2-inch balls. Then I used a cookie press (dipped in flour) with a daisy shape. The almond seems to fit perfectly in the middle of the design.
3 pints fresh strawberries
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
2 cups whipped heavy cream
Slice the strawberries and toss them with 1/2 cup of white sugar. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease and flour one 8 inch round cake pan.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons white sugar and the salt. With a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg and milk. Stir until just combined.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool partially in pan on wire rack.
Slice partially cooled cake in half, making two layers. Place half of the strawberries on one layer and top with the other layer. Top with remaining strawberries and cover with the whipped cream.
Compiled by : Sanaa 16/7/12