Green Tea Cookies ~ still not baked yet…

This cookie dough was made in advance and freezed as you need at least a day to relax the gluten. However, after baking the Kueh Lapis on the eve Eve of CNY, & after spending 6 hrs instead of others only spending 3hrs, it was Midnight Eve of CNY. I paused. Very tired.

And so, the dough remained freezed for the next three days…. I got “burnt out” from the constant baking, washing, packaging rush routine.

Anyway, long story short, it’s still in the freezer….  This is the first time I am making them after attending the baking class last year. This recipe is from Mayumi from The Providore. 

Plan to bake the cookies this week ~ cookies are freezable for at least a month.  

too green? you think?

 

2016 CNY Bakes…

In the end, I’ve made the following items:

  1. Open tart – pineapple tarts 
  2. Rose cookies 
  3. Orange Yuzu cookies
  4. Kueh Lapis 7″
  5. Almond Florentine 
  6. Green Tea cookies

I realized that item 1- 4 are from VK recipes @valeriekong that I have attended her classes over the past 2years. She is still teaching and her wonderful recipes are created by her. Usually at Toa Payoh Cc, Carinhill Cc, Pek Kio Cc and the east side Ccs….

Didn’t take pic of the pineapple tarts because we were too busy moulding, baking & packing.

lots of dried rose petals

Rose cookie

  

almond florentine

   

green tea cookie ~ dough

 
 To be honest, this green tea dough is still in the freezer 😝

I am too tired to bake. Probably doing it this weekend…. Wondering about the taste since this is the first time making it lol…

Until next time! 

 

2015 X’mas Bakes ~ Reality 

Yeah I am backdating this post because after all my bakes, packaging and giving out, I comatose and recuperate for at least a couple of weeks and unwilling to do anything but play iPad games, eat, sleep and catch up with reality and work (mostly in this is the no. 1 case) .

With my previous post on the plan for Christmas bakes list, I realized that I don’t have much time ~ yeah procrastinating is really one of my bad habit, I only managed to bake some of my list. Overall, quite happy with my bakes this year, especially the shortbread from Valerie Kong. Can’t post her recipes as she is still teaching ( pls visit onepa.gov.sg to and search baking, Valerie is usually at the east side of community centers and TPY CC, Pek Kio CC)

Shortbread ~ has the oomph of lots of orange zests and orange essence and of course, the golden churn canned butter… Buttery and orangy. 

My usual checkerboard cookies are from Eugenie’s Kitchen ~http://eugeniekitchen.com. I used cocoa powder for brown, vanilla paste for yellow – paste because you can see all the small little dots of vanilla and the smell is super wonderful, green tea powder for green and strawberry paste for the “dirty pink”. No food coloring was added. 

I even made butter cakes this year!!!

For those who received my bakes, hope you like it. Else, next year won’t be in my gifting list hehe….😜   

Almond Butter Cookie

  

Decoorated Cookies

  

Decorated Cookies


 

Decorated Gingerbread Cookies

  

Vanilla Sugar Cookies ~ chewy center

  

VK’s shortbread ~ Orange zest & Orange essence

  

Eugenie’s kitchen checkerboard cookies

  

2015 X’mas Packaging

 

Lemon Butter Cake

 

Cakes packaging

 

2014 Christmas Cookies

Date: 27-01-15

Just realized that I have this post “sitting” in my draft box since Xmas Eve! Think I forgot to press “POST” …
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Too tired to move.
By the time I finished the moulding, the baking and the packaging, it’s already Christmas Eve.

Here is a recap what I baked and gift away….

Disclaimer: Decorations were done together with by my Baking Kakis. However, the doughs are made by me Hee Hee

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The Plan: Bakes for X’mas 2014

Planning now….
What should I make as gifts for this year’s Christmas?

In a package , I want to have at least 3 ~ 4 different types of cookies.

1) Orange / Vanilla Shortbread ( tried n tested ok)
2) Checkerboard cookies ( maybe this year, green tea n strawberry?)
3) Chocolate chip cookies
4) Butter cookies ? Cookies with jam?

Seriously I don’t want to make cookies that I need to decorate with royal icing as this takes up a lot of time and the cookie becomes soft due to drying out time is long in this wet and humid weather.

Still thinking……
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December is coming… Exactly 1 mth left sigh….