Monday, December 18, 2017

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies that are made from an easy 1-2-3 Cookies Recipe

Have you heard of the 1-2-3 cookies recipe?

1-2-3 means that the cookies are made of 1 part butter, 2 parts sugar, 3 parts self raising flour plus 1 egg for every 100g of butter used. Sounds so straightforward and easy, huh?

There is another egg-free version of the 1-2-3 cookies recipe at here and here and the cookies are made with 1 part sugar, 2 parts butter, 3 parts self raising flour with NO eggs. 
So straightforward and easy too!!!

It is true that baking these 1-2-3 cookies is as easy as 1-2-3. With this high proportion of self raising flour added, this basic cookie dough is in fact very easy to handle and can amazingly produce cookies that are delicious with nice chewy texture.

Have you tried baking with any of these 1-2-3 cookies recipes?

cinnamon sugar cookies 1-2-3 cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies that are made from 1-2-3 Cookies recipe
Yes that I've tried a 1-2-3 cookies recipe and I like it :)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints Cookies

I love baking for my friends and family especially during Christmas.

It's my way of showing appreciation and saying "Thank You" to all who have been through with me during the tough and rewarding 2017.

And one of my Christmas bakes are these rich fudgy buttery chocolate peppermint cookies...

chocolate peppermint thumbprints cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints Cookies
These are part of the lovely Christmas gifts that I have baked for my colleagues.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Country Style Creamy Stew with Biscuits - A clever way to use up your Christmas leftover!

Can't believe that it's mid-December soon! Are we counting down to Christmas?

I love Christmas! To me, it is like a month of cooking and baking for my friends and family.

To most of us, December is also a month of feasting and be merry. And of course, the food that we eat for this joyous festive has to be appetising and comforting like the traditional roast turkey, honey glazed ham and pork roast with crispy crackling.

Due to the fact there is only the three of us, we don't celebrate our Christmas with traditional mega-size 5 kg roast turkey, 4-8 kg glazed ham or 3 kg pork roast! Imagine... the three of us would have to eat so much meat! That will be so mad!!!

However, I might bake a glazed ham this year because Coles has been flashing a lot of their ham offer on TV!

"Can you bake glazed ham for us?" My husband has been asking me this same old thing whenever the Coles ham advertisement is on. Alright!

Hence, I did a market survey at Coles and Woolies and found the smallest ham is at least 4 kg and this means that I will have heaps of leftover ham after Christmas!!! Hmmm...

What am I going to do with more than 3 kg of leftover ham? I can freeze them... Then? Make tonnes of ham sandwiches? Gosh! Maybe I can find a baby ham that is smaller than 4kg. Hmmm.... hopefully!

Here I have a fantastic recipe to use any leftover from Christmas. Yes... I can transform about 500g of my Christmas leftover into this impressive comforting country style stew with biscuits!!!

.... with lots of vegetables. Nice and healthy!
.... with not too rich but just creamy tasty gravy. Warm and comforting!
.... with crispy buttery biscuits. Oh! So yummy!
.... all prepared and baked within an hour or less than two. Easy!

Do you want to know more about this recipe?

creamy chicken stew biscuits
Country Style Creamy Stew with Biscuits
A clever and impressive way to use up your Christmas leftover!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Chocolate Cranberry Brownies - Another BEST Brownies Recipe!

Remember the BEST Chocolate Brownies that I have baked at here?

Gosh! I love those maximally chocolate loaded Super Tok Kong* brownies!!!

Then, I saw another brownies recipe from the book, Baking Chez Mo by Dorie Greenspan...

Oh! I know that!!! Like the BEST Chocolate Brownies that I have baked at here, these chocolate cranberry brownies are also baked with maximum amount of chocolate and minimal amount of butter, sugar and flour!!!

Plus, these brownies are Christmasy and extra chewy with added cranberries. Very very very heavenly delicious... the taste is like the lovely combination of fruit and nut chocolate but with no nuts of course. LOL!

Also Super Tok Kong!!!

*Tok Kong means superb or the best in Singlish / Hokkien.

chocolate cranberry brownies
Chocolate Cranberry Brownies
Made with maximum chocolate and minimal butter, flour and sugar!