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KBB#15: Mud Cake Cookies Sandwiches

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

I dont think I can eat more than one of these goodies in one day. They are so dang sweet. I did not deviate much from the original recipe, except fiddling around the number of eggs needed. I dont like having leftover egg whites. So, for the mud cake, I used 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk; for the cookies, I used 1 egg white and 1 whole egg. Everything turned out fine..

Source: The AWW: Cupcakes, Cheesecakes, Cookies. 2008

Makes 24.

250g butter, softened

330g firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

450g plain flour

75g self-raising flour

50g cocoa powder

2 Tbs cocoa powder, extra

Chocolate Mud Cake

150g butter, chopped

100g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely

220g caster sugar

125ml water

2 Tbs coffee liqueur

150 gr plain flour

2 tbs cocoa powder

2 egg yolks

Combine butter, chocolate, sugar the water and liqueur in small saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth. Place mixture in medium bowl; cool 10 minutes. Whisk in sifted flour and cocoa, then egg yolks. Divide mixture among pans. Bake about 25 minutes. Cool cake in pans. Using 6.5cm round cutter, cut 12 rounds from each cake.

Chocolate Ganache

80ml cream

200g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarselyBring cream to a boil in small

saucepan; remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until smooth.

Refrigerate until spreadable..

1. Preheat oven to 170C/150C fan-forced. Grease two 20cm x 30cm lamington pans; line with a strip of baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edges of pans.

2. Make chocolate mud cake.

3. Make chocolate ganache.

4. Beat butter, sugar and eggs in small bowl with electric mixer until combined. Transfer mixture to large bowl; stir in sifted flours and cocoa, in two batches. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth; divide in half, roll each portion between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.

5. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.

6. Using 6.5mm round cutter, cut 48 rounds from dough. Place about 3cm apart on oven trays. Bake about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

7. Spread ganache onto underside of cookies; sandwich a mud cake round between two cookies.

8. using heart template, dust cookies with extra cocoa.


Milano Cookies (July’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge)

Monday, July 27th, 2009

taste-0-meter: 9/10

The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

I had a hard time to make perfectly round cookies. They turned out either disfigured or discolored (a.k.a uneven browning). What’s the secret? How one can produce perfectly round milano cookies? Despite their “(un)interesting” shapes, these cookies tasted very good. The kicker is the lemon extract. So, dont leave it out. As for the other recipe (marshmallow cookies), I was not able to make them due to not finding halal gelatin or other substitutes. Here are the recipes as Nicole wrote them:

Mallows (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies)

Recipe courtesy Gale Gand, from Food Network website
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies
Prep Time: 10 min
Inactive Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: about 2 dozen cookies

• 3 cups (375grams/13.23oz) all purpose flour
• 1/2 cup (112.5grams/3.97oz) white sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 3/8 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 12 tablespoons (170grams/ 6 oz) unsalted butter
• 3 eggs, whisked together
• Homemade marshmallows, recipe follows
• Chocolate glaze, recipe follows

1. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, blend the dry ingredients.
2. On low speed, add the butter and mix until sandy.
3. Add the eggs and mix until combine.
4. Form the dough into a disk, wrap with clingfilm or parchment and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
5. When ready to bake, grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
7. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness, on a lightly floured surface. Use a 1 to 1 1/2 inches cookie cutter to cut out small rounds of dough.
8. Transfer to the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool to room temperature.
9. Pipe a “kiss” of marshmallow onto each cookie. Let set at room temperature for 2 hours.
10. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or silicon mat.
11. One at a time, gently drop the marshmallow-topped cookies into the hot chocolate glaze.
12. Lift out with a fork and let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.
13. Place on the prepared pan and let set at room temperature until the coating is firm, about 1 to 2 hours.

Note:
if you don’t want to make your own marshmallows, you can cut a large marshmallow in half and place on the cookie base. Heat in a preheated 350-degree oven to slump the marshmallow slightly, it will expand and brown a little. Let cool, then proceed with the chocolate dipping.

Homemade marshmallows:

• 1/4 cup water
• 1/4 cup light corn syrup
• 3/4 cup (168.76 grams/5.95oz) sugar
• 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
• 2 tablespoons cold water
• 2 egg whites , room temperature
• 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. In a saucepan, combine the water, corn syrup, and sugar, bring to a boil until “soft-ball” stage, or 235 degrees on a candy thermometer.
2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let dissolve.
3. Remove the syrup from the heat, add the gelatin, and mix.
4. Whip the whites until soft peaks form and pour the syrup into the whites.
5. Add the vanilla and continue whipping until stiff.
6. Transfer to a pastry bag.

Chocolate glaze:

• 12 ounces semisweet chocolate
• 2 ounces cocoa butter or vegetable oil

1. Melt the 2 ingredients together in the top of a double boiler or a bowl set over barely simmering water.

Milan Cookies

Recipe courtesy Gale Gand, from Food Network website
Milan Cookies
Prep Time: 20 min
Inactive Prep Time: 0 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 0 min
Serves: about 3 dozen cookies

• 12 tablespoons (170grams/ 6 oz) unsalted butter, softened
• 2 1/2 cups (312.5 grams/ 11.02 oz) powdered sugar
• 7/8 cup egg whites (from about 6 eggs)
• 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons lemon extract
• 1 1/2 cups (187.5grams/ 6.61 oz) all purpose flour
• Cookie filling, recipe follows

Cookie filling:

• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
• 1 orange, zested

1. In a mixer with paddle attachment cream the butter and the sugar.
2. Add the egg whites gradually and then mix in the vanilla and lemon extracts.
3. Add the flour and mix until just well mixed.
4. With a small (1/4-inch) plain tip, pipe 1-inch sections of batter onto a parchment-lined sheet pan, spacing them 2 inches apart as they spread.
5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Let cool on the pan.
6. While waiting for the cookies to cool, in a small saucepan over medium flame, scald cream.
7. Pour hot cream over chocolate in a bowl, whisk to melt chocolate, add zest and blend well.
8. Set aside to cool (the mixture will thicken as it cools).
9. Spread a thin amount of the filling onto the flat side of a cookie while the filling is still soft and press the flat side of a second cookie on top.
10. Repeat with the remainder of the cookies.

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Caramel Pots with Minted Shortbread Sticks

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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No story, got deadlines :(


Source: Chef Fred Wiesehutter, Heritage Christchurch, posted at Foodtown Magazine.

Minted Shortbread Sticks

100g icing sugar

200g flour

100g cornflour

250g unsalted butter, softened

1 vanilla pod, seeds removed and reserved

1 sprig mint, chopped

Preheat the oven to 150C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.


Combine the icing sugar, flours, butter, vanilla seeds and mint in a bowl and mix well. Roll out to about 1cm thick. Cut into 2 x 8cm fingers. Place on the prepared tray and bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool and store in an airtight container until required. Makes about 30.

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Caramel Pots

125g caster sugar

2 Tbs water

125ml milk

250ml cream

3 egg yolks


Whisk the sugar into the water in a saucepan. Heat carefully and cook to a golden caramel. Combine milk and cream in a separate saucepan and warm-do not boil. Whisk the milk into the caramel. Cool slightly.


Beat the egg yolks, until creamy. Gradually pour the hot caramel onto the egg yolks, mixing well.


Pour into four ramekins. Bake in a water bath at 160C for 30 minutes or until set. Remove the ramekin, cool then chill. Serves 4.


Note:

  • Penyajian diserahkan kepada selera masing-masing anggota, misalnya dengan menambahkan fruit puree, buah2an segar, dsb, tergantung dengan daya imajinasinya.

  • Silakan berimprovisasi dengan bentuk shortbread, seperti spiral, curve, dibentuk beraneka rupa.

  • Jika daun mint dan vanilla pod susah didapat, silakan menggunakan bahan pengganti, misalnya essence, flavouring, atau paste.

Resep dalam Bahasa Indonesia

Minted Shortbread Sticks

100g icing sugar

200g tepung terigu

100g maizena

250g mentega tawar, lunakkan (di suhu ruangan)

1 batang vanili, ambil bijinya dan sisihkan

1 batang daun mint, cincang (halus)

Panaskan oven suhu 150C. Alasi loyang dengan baking paper.

Campur icing sugar, semua tepung, mentega, biji vanili dan mint di dalam mangkuk dan aduk rata. Gilas sekitar setebal 1cm. Potong-potong dengan ukuran 2 x 8cm (like fingers). Letakkan ke atas loyang yang sudah dialasi baking paper dan panggang selama 20-25 menit, hingga sedikit kecoklatan (musti diingat, shortbread pada umumnya berwarna pucat). Biarkan dingin dan simpan di dalam wadah kedap udara hingga diperlukan. Untuk 30 potong.


Caramel Pots

125g caster sugar

2 sdM air

125ml susu

250ml krim

3 kuning telur


Kocok dengan whisker gula ke dalam air di atas panci. Hati-hati saat memanaskannya (pakai api kecil saja) dan masak hingga berwarna coklat karamel. Campur susu dan krim di sebuah panci yang lain dan hangatkan, jangan sampai mendidih. Kocok dengan whisker susu ke dalam karamel. Biarkan dingin sejenak.


Kocok kuning telur hingga mengental. Tuangi sedikit demi sedikit dengan karamel panas tadi, aduk rata (pake whisker ngaduknya).


Tuang ke dalam 4 buah ramekin. Panggang di dalam water bath dengan suhu 160C selama 30 menit atau hingga set. Angkat, biarkan dingin, lalu masukkan ke dalam kulkas untuk didingkan lebih lanjut. Untuk 4 porsi.

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