Saturday, January 10, 2015

Almond Cookies Recipe Compilation

This round experimenting different types of almond cookies recipe that is short listed from the web, here is our compilation and our honest review on each recipe we tried.

Almond Cookie Recipe I


200g All-Purpose Flour
200g Ground Almond Powder
80g Icing Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
0.5 teaspoon Baking Powder
0.5 teaspoon Salt
138g Vegetable Oil.
1 teaspooon of Vanilla Extract

Egg Wash: 1 yolk + 1 tablespoon milk
Topping: Diced Almonds / Almond Flakes / Half Almond

Sift all dry ingredients then make a well and pour the Vegetable Oil in and mix well. Cut or roll into 1cm thick shapes. Arrange on baking tray, brush on egg wash and decorate with any almond toppings. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C. Bake for 10mins to 20mins (varies depending on cookie size) or until slightly light brown.

Let it cool and store in airtight container. ENJOY!!!!!!

Lesson learnt and honest review:
- The dough is crumbly and a little hard to handle.
- Texture and flavour of the cookie has more distinct almond flavour with slight hint of salt.


Almond Cookie Recipe II

220g Shortening
110g Icing Sugar (powdered sugar)
1 teaspooon of Vanilla Extract (Best to use Almond Extract)
0.4 teaspoon Salt
130g Corn Starch
200g All Purpose Flour
100g Diced Almonds (Lightly Toasted)

Sift all dry ingredients and set aside. Mix Shortening, Icing Sugar, Salt, Vanilla Extract until smooth. Add in Dry ingredients including the Diced almonds and mix until well incorporated. Cut or roll into 1cm thick shapes and arrange on baking tray. Bake for 10mins to 20mins (varies depending on cookie size) or until slightly light brown.

Let it cool and store in airtight container. ENJOY!!!!!!

Lesson learnt and honest review:
- The dough is soft and easy handle.
- Flavour of the cookie has needs to be boosted with Almond Extract. Texture of the cookie is can be discribe as more close to melt in the mouth type of cookie.


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Grilled Garlic Butter King Prawns Recipe

This is a dish that can be elegant if presentation is done right that it will impress your family and guests. Sometimes when you plan to cook a few dishes yet you have only 2 stoves and 1 oven, this will be one of the easiest recipe to pop in the oven, when the oven beeps, plate and serve immediately.


Recipe for 1-2

Ingredients
8 King Prawns
6 cloves of Garlic (minced finely)
2 tablespoons of Butter (approx 30g)
1 teaspoon of Italian Herbs (or any Herbs)


1. Prepare the prawns, our tips below.
2. Lightly rinse, pat dry, and arrange the prawns.
3. Pre-heat oven to 250°C.
4. Mix Garlic, Butter, Italian Herbs well.
5. Fill each prawns with about half a teaspoon of Garlic Butter Mix.
6. Grill in the oven for approx 15mins.
7. Plate the prawns and serve hot.

Enjoy~

Lesson Learnt & Tips:
- These prawns can be prepared few hours before meal time, cover with kitchen wrap and store in fridge.
- Fresh Prawns shelf life in a refrigerator is 1-2 Days. For longer shelf life of 6-8 Months store in a Freezer. More info here.
- How to prepare the prawns? For ours we are keeping the head, shell, legs and tail on for presentation. To devein the prawn, use a kitchen scissor to cut the shell along the middle of the back. Then use a knife to make a long slit along the middle of the back to expose the dark vein. Pull out the vein. To have the butterfly prawn effect, give a deep cut along the back, open it out and press it down so that it's flat. Turn the prawns over and slit in between of all the prawns leg so it won't curl up during the grilling process.


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

BBQ Meat Butcher Supplier - Peter’s Butchery!

Quick post on our great finding of this fresh wholesale BBQ meat supplier shop we found in the East of Singapore!

We stumble across this friendly Peter’s Butchery via Google, their primary wholesale business is supplying to a wide range of meats to restaurants and pubs. For consumers like us, they have a special barbecue list with marinated meats and sausages. Their BBQ meat supplied are marinate fresh and not refrozen that makes them different from from other BBQ meat suppliers.

For most of us, it all boils down to the price difference to the other vendors~ The below order of meat (beef, lamb, pork, chicken) & sausages (pork, chicken) come up to a significant difference of SGD25++ (for the below 6kg order) compare to a few BBQ suppliers we have researched on.

Restrictions on delivery! They do home delivery only on working hours weekdays. So,collection from their shop is a better option.

Click here to check out their Online Order Form

Website : http://petersbutchery.com.sg/
Address : 32 Siglap Drive, S(456157)
Fax : +65 6468 1510
E-mail : nicholas@petersbutchery.com.sg
Or you can simply call them at +65 6462 5977
Opening Hours : Monday – Saturday, 1000hrs – 1700hrs
Closed On : Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays

Approx 2 kgs of Pork & Chicken Sausages

Approx 1 kgs of all the below wonderfully Marinated Beef, Lamb, Pork & Chicken

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ideas for Christmas Fondant Design Cookies

When Christmas is round the corner, it's time to show appreciation and shower everyone you know with Beautiful cookies as gifts! Here is some creative ideas for you~ Drop us a comment if you need more clarity on how to make them.

Base Cookies Recipes
Almond Sardie Cookie Recipe

Our 1st Imaginary Christmas Set
- Christmas Bear in Boot Cookie
- Snowflake Bell Cookie
- Christmas Tree Cookie
- Candy Cane Cookie

We'll upload more ideas when we create!

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