Friday, November 4, 2016

MELTING MOMENTS


The failure of the Mexican Wedding Cookies bake pushed me to search for better recipe with melt-in-the-mouth effect.  I found a recipe called Melting Moments.  The name tells it all. It supposed to melt in the mouth the moment you take a bite.  

Beside "melt in the mouth", I like something nutty texture as well.  Hence, I added extra chopped walnuts into the recipe.  It turned up really good - melt in the mouth effect, nutty texture and buttery.   It made my day!


The Christmas festive is coming, why not bake this for your friends?


Melting Moments with Chopped Walnuts Recipe
Preparation:
Preheat overn to 175*C (top bottom heat).  Line baking plan with baking/parchment paper.


Ingredients:


  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence 
  • 210g all purpose flour }  sift  & whisk together
  • 60g cornflour              }
  • 1/4 tsp salt                   }
  • 60g chopped walnuts
  • 50-80g powdered sugar, sifted   (for topping)

Instruction:

  1. Cream butter and sugar (start with low and then increase to medium speed) till light and fluffy (about 3-4 mins).  Add in vanilla essence, mix well.
  2. Fold in the dry ingredients (flours and salt) and nuts, mix till incorporated. Cover and chill the dough for an hour or until firm.
  3. When dough is firmed, roll to form into 1 inch (2.5cm) ball and place the cookies on the prepared baking pan spacing about 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake for 18-20 mins (if you use fan mode, it should be between 12-14 mins) or until the edges of the cookies start to turn brown.  Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes.
  5. Once the cookies cool down, sprinkle about half of the powdered sugar onto the bottom of the pan and then the cookies on it. 
  6. Sieve remaining powdered sugar and sprinkle on tops of the cookies.




Addition info:  Heard that using cake flour will further improve the melting effect and using potato flour will produce more velvety result. - I will try next time.

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