Thursday, January 27, 2011
Dried Shrimp Cookies and Award
When I happened to chance upon this dried shrimp cookies at Daily Delicious, I immediately know that I am going to try this recipe. I love cookies that are salty sweet and since dear daughter love dried shrimp, she can eat it even before cooking so I assumed she will like these cookies too.
Tell you, the pipping of the dough is not a joke, dunno is it my problem but to me, it was so so tedious. It was not like pipping out whipping cream or butter cream, smooth and easy, I need to use a lot of strength for squeezing and pressing the dough in order to pipe it out. It took me so long to pipe out just a small amount of the dough, I need to rest after every each session as my hands were way too tire. The pressing and squeezing of the dough also caused the oil to seep out, my hands and the pipping bag were so oily. Argh, I almost gave up half way, to be exact, one quarter way :P.
If you are interested, you may refer to Daily Delicious for the step to step photos.
I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #3 : My Favorite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011) hosted by Jess of i3ss kitch3n
Recipe adapted from Daily Delicious where she adapted from from Thai Cookbook: ครัวหวานบ้านป้าเจี๊ยบ
Ingredients : Makes about 75 pieces (I didnt count mine)
75g Dried shrimp
75g Sugar (I reduced to 65g)
165g All purpose flour
115g Unsalted butter
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
A dash of salt (I omit it)
1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line the baking sheet with baking paper or silpat.
2. Combine the flour and dried shrimp in a bowl, and put in the food processor, process until fine. Set aside.
3. Beat the butter and sugar until blend, add a dash of salt (Note: you have to taste the shrimp first, if it's very salty, you might omit the salt here - for me I omitted it).
4. Put the egg into the bowl and beat until combine, then add the vanilla.
5. Pour the flour mixture into the bowl, mix with the spatula until combine.
6. Put the dough into the piping bag fit with 1 cm round nozzle.
7. Pipe the dough into 5cm small finger.
8. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
9. Let the cookies cool on the wire rack.
The cookies are salty sweet, tasted hint of dried shrimp, very addictive snack that once you start, is hard to stop snacking. When I popped one into dear daughter's mouth, her eyes opened wide immediately when she munched the cookie. She kept munching and at the same time nodding her head, gave me a thumb up and asked me for some more. However, I dun think I will make it again, although it is yummy but the pipping is really back me off, too time consuming and tedious.
I would like to thanks The Art to Being Perfect for being so generous to share this Stylish Blogger award with me, I am so happy and felt so honor to be able to received this award from her. Thank you so much, I am really very appreciated.