Citrusy Almond Cookie

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Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://kokken69.blogspot.com/2010/02/citrusy-almond-cookies-chinese-new-year.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

150 grams Pastry Flour
50 grams Icing Sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Lemon oil
40 grams Ground almonds
10 grams Corn flour
25 grams Candied lemon peel, minced

Preparation

1
Using a cake mixer fitted with paddle mixer, cream butter with icing sugar, salt, vanilla extract and lemon oil.
2
Add sifted flour,corn flour and ground almond to the creamed butter and blend well at slow speed.
3
Add candied lemon peel.
4
Chill batter in chiller for 20mins and preheat oven to 160C.
5
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out batter into balls.
6
Bake for 20mins at 160C. Remove from oven and cool down.
7
For those who enjoy a sweeter finish, these can be roll coated with powder sugar.

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Barnaby Dorfman's picture

Would be great to see a photo!!

Køkken69's picture

Indeed. Thank you for pointing this out. I was new to Foodista and was a little 'blur' about how it works...

About

It is exactly a week away from Chinese New Year. The air is bustling with anticipation.The market place, is packed with housewives trying to stock up meat, seafood etc. As I walked past the fishmonger stall, eyeing at the offer of fresh shrimps, scallops and shark's fins, I thought of my mother. I imagine that she would probably have already bought kilos of shrimps last week, wrapped them up in newspaper before chucking them in the freezer. Every year, we would argue with her, reasoning hopelessly that there is really no need to jam pack the fridge with food for :

1. Markets are so commercialised now,they will resume business on the 2nd or 3rd day after Chinese New Year. In any case, the main supermarkets are all staying opened. In the past, shops and stalls would really stay closed for almost a week.

2. As life becomes affluent, Chinese New Year is no longer the rare occassion where we feast. If anything else, we are overfed already, the focus should be placed on quality not quantity.

3. We are very certain than half of those food frozen in the freezer will be forgotten and end up in the rubbish chute.

Sigh. I think most of us would have the same issues with our mothers but at times, as I look at my own fridge and freezer, I fear, real heart-gripping fear, that I may be just as guilty of the faults I have been picking in my own mother.

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