Friday 16 October 2015

Gem Candy Cookies宝石糖果曲奇(中英加图对照食谱)

This month is our local school exam period, I have made these Gem Candy Cookies to cheer my kids and they love it! I have used this set of Mastrad Cookie Cutters to cut out the fun shapes and fill the center with candies, don't they look like gems, pretty isn't it? You can made these for the coming Christmas and it will surely made a lovely gift for your loved ones and friends! 


Gem Candy Cookies
(recipe modified and adapted from Carol's Baking book and 'here', 中文食谱由Baking Taitai翻译)


120g all purpose/plain flour, sifted  (I used Blue Jacket premium patent flour
75g premium unsalted butter, soften at room temperature (butter must not be too soft, it is ready for use when you can make a slight impression with your finger)
40g icing sugar 
1/2 tsp vanilla paste (I used organic vanilla bean paste with vanilla seeds) 
some hard candies (Fox's crystal clear candies are preferred)  

120克 中筋面粉, 过筛 (我用水手牌优质粉心粉
75克 无盐优质奶油,室温下软化 (奶油不能回溫到太軟, 用手指按压有微微的痕迹就可以了)
40克 糖粉
1/2小勺 香草糊(我用含有香草籽的有机香草糊)

Methods 做法:
1. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with a hand whisk until creamy. Then add in the vanilla and whisk till well combined. 

Love my Mastrad express whisk which I can adjust to
any shape to suit my needs, push to spin and whisk away! 

2. Add in the flour, use a silicon spatula to mix it in and form a dough.

3. Transfer to a lightly floured surface or pastry mat. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to 5~6mm thickness.
3。转移到工作桌或揉面垫及表面上撒上一些面粉。用杆面棍杆成厚度约 5~6mm的片状。

Love my Mastrad rolling pin with interchangeable and adjustable
thickness rings which makes dough thickness even and consistent!

4. Cut cookie doughs with hole in the centre using your favourite shaped cookie cutters. Collect the scraps, roll again until you finish the entire dough. Transfer the shaped cookie dough to a baking tray laid with baking paper/mat. 

5. Put into a preheated oven 160 degree Celcius and bake for about 12 minutes. 

6. Meanwhile, use something hard like a pestle and mortal to break the sweet into small pieces so that it is easier to melt during baking. (Do not break the sweet too early or it will stick together when exposed to moisture.)  

7. Remove the half baked cookies from the oven. 

8. Fill up the holes with the crushed candies. 

9. Put it back into the oven and baked using the same temperature for about 7~8 minutes until the crushed sweets have melted completely. 

10. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool on the baking pan before storing in an air-tight container.  

Decorate the cookies as desired

This is my favorite!

You can get Mastrad products at the following online stores: (Singapore) (Malaysia) (淘宝 China)

Retail stores in Hong Kong: 

- ilovecake store: WanChai and Yau Ma Tai outlet.
- Kam Fatt Hong: ShangHai Street and Tai Kok Chui.
- Cakeaway cooking studio: Kwun Tong. 
- Flavors stores: Jordan Street.
- ilovekitchen: K11 and Mega Box.

Thanks for dropping by. See you again! 

 The cooking temperature as suggested in all my recipes serve as a guideline. Every oven has different thermostat, you may have to adjust the temperature and timing to suit your oven. Different brand of ingredients have different composites, thus there may be a slight difference in the end result.  食谱里的烘烤温度和时间只是供参考,每一架烤炉的恒温器都不同,请自己调适。不同品牌的材料有不同的复合材料,所以最终成品有可能稍有不同。

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