Sunday, 19 January 2014

Spicy sambal cookies

















I've been rather busy lately, so much so that I haven't done anything for the Chinese New Year. It's arriving a little earlier than usual and there is so much to do. It suddenly dawned on me that if I do not bake any cookies this weekend, we'll have no home-made cookies to offer the guests.

So I spent the entire weekend slaving away in the kitchen. The house was filled with the sweet smells of pineapple tarts, almond cookies and choc chip cookies to the point where I could barely breathe. I wanted to get away from the sickening sweet smell, so I made a batch of savory cookies.

The idea came about when I read about Cedele's savory cookies in the papers. I couldn't find a proper recipe, so I improvised with what I could find in my fridge. Luckily, the cookies turned out well. In fact, they were delicious!

Ingredients
60g butter
50g icing sugar
50g vegetable oil
2 big spoonfuls of spicy nasi lemak paste
200g cake flour
Half a cup of dried shrimps (soaked for 10 minutes and drained)
Some curry leaves, cut into small strips.

Method:
1. Cream butter and icing sugar till smooth.
2. Stir in oil, curry leaves and chilli paste.
3. Mix in cake flour until you get a soft dough.
4. Shape the dough into small balls. Place a piece of dried shrimp on the top.
5. Bake in pre-heated oven at 160 degree celcius for about 20 minutes.

3 comments:

Malar said...

Wow! This cookies looks new to me! But it look so tempting too! hahaha...

Wen-ai said...

Wooo, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I was at Cedele after reading about the cookies in the papers but when I saw the prices of those cookies, I immediately walked out of the shop. SO EXPENSIVE!!! I'll try to make these cookies too. Hmm.... will you be free to experiment on the Gula Melaka cookies too???? ;p

Blur Ting said...

I was googling for gula melaka recipes but can't seem to find a decent one. I have gula melaka at home, so I'm willing to try.