Do you have fond memories of baking with your bestie or sister? Perhaps a favourite cookie recipe or secret ingredient that’s passed down from generation to generation?
Now, we understand that there may be some of you reading this that are sceptical baking; that some of you may have had a bad baking experience and are scared to continue creating tasty delights. But, don’t be! Although the tasty end product of baking is the main objective of the activity, remember that baking should be fun and is a constant learning process. If at once you don’t succeed, try try again! And here’s a novel idea, why not try baking something for the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations?
Not only is baking fun, it can also be somewhat healing and satisfactory. Just think about it – whether it is baking butter cake to spend time with the family, or cookies for a friendly neighbourhood share during festive occasions; baking can bring people together and build closer relationships. Plus, they make great personal gifts!
To aid you in your cookie baking expedition, Buttercup teams up with Chef Kamarul Hasni to present a little demonstration on how to make one of the Chef’s favourite cookie recipes – the buttery Semperit cookies! Here it is;
- 375g butter or butter blend
- 1 ½ cups of Wheat Flour
- 1 cup of Custard Flour
- 2 ½ cups of Corn Flour
- 1 ½ cups of Castor Sugar
- 3 Egg Yolks
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
- 1 tablespoon of Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup of Chocolate Sauce to drizzle (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 180°c.
2. Shift corn flour, wheat flour, custard flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, beat together butter and castor sugar (it does not need to be fluffy).
4. Add in egg yolks and vanilla essence, mix well.
5. Add flour mix into butter and sugar combination.
6. Continuously fold it until it becomes soft dough.
7. Insert the dough into the semperit mould
8. Press dough strips onto the baking tray, cut them at approx. 4cm each
9. Bake in oven for about 15-20 minutes.
10. Remove cookies from tray and let them cool.
11. Drizzle chocolate sauce over each piece (optional) and let it cool down for a while before putting them away in an airtight container.
Note: As baking depends heavily on the ingredients used, it is recommended to opt for quality ingredients like Buttercup for a good end-result.
That’s it ladies; simple, fragrant and full of tasty goodness! Oh, and if the first batch is not really what you’ve expected it to be, don’t feel bad and beat yourself up for it. Know that there’s still two months left till Hari Raya for lots of baking trial and errors! Good luck and have fun all!
Sources: Recipe and Photos are provided by Buttercup.