Jan 13, 2009

Seeing RED

After a successful testing of various new flavours of cookies for Chef's Secrets Cooking Studio over the weekend, I decided to use my home made laksa paste to create another cookie. This is simply just too delicious to describe.

The cookie tasted a bit of West fusion with Asian flavours. Almost like eating an English Shortbread that has Asian spices and herbs in it. Surprisingly, there was no butter used nor eggs. A clever way to mix with Naturel's Sunflower Oil and Naturel's Sunflower oil margarine, sugar and low gluten flour, and of course my secret ingredient was the laksa paste.

When its baked, it seemed to form 'little feet' like Macarons. Maybe it is a sign to tell me that its time to stop fiddling with Asian flavours and start baking some sweet cookies instead. But give me savoury spicy cookies anytime, I loved it. Sweet cookies are good for looking only. I haven't eaten my own pineapple tarts yet too.

Here is the recipe I have done. Enjoy!

70g Naturel's Margarine
50ml Naturel's Sunflower Oil
50g icing sugar
200g Cake flour(or low gluten flour, in USA, I guess this is Softassilk)
2 tbsp laksa paste

1. Add margarine to stir with oil.
2. Add icing sugar, followed by laksa paste
3. Next add flour, mix to combined.
4. Scoop out portions using a cookie scoop. Baked in preheated oven at 200C for 20 minutes.
5. Leave to cool completely before emptying into your tummy!



Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Gina,
Wow, looking at it makes me want a mouthful! Thanks really for sharing the recipe although you are selling them! Looks really damned good leh! But dunno if I have the courage to try! ;) Thanks a lot!

gina said...

Jane, the one I created for CS is not for sharing. This recipe of Laksa shortbread is different from that.

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Gina,
Ah...no worries! Whether it's for sales or not, this cookie looks good enuf! Thanks for sharing the recipe anyway! ;)
Don't stress yourself too much lah!