Friday, March 22, 2013

Work catering #13: Beauty and the Beast

Strange title ey? haha! But its true! For this week's work catering.. one was very pretty.. while the other was not so =p Looks aside, both tasted nice!
I wanted to try something a little more fancy this week and saw these cute little cookies by DailyDelicious. The recipe said it made 40 however I could only make 25 or so... =S maybe that was my bad! anyways.. here is the recipe!

Chocolate Coffee Cream Fancies
Recipe adapted from DailyDelicious

60g unsalted butter
1 tsp Coffee extract (I just used instant coffee and boiling water)
1 tsp milk
2 1/2 tbs caster sugar
pinch of salt
100g plain flour

Coffee cream
200g icing sugar, sifted
2 tsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp Coffee extract
1-3 tbs milk
60g dark chocolate, melted

1. For cookies, beat butter, coffee extract, milk, salt and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Stir in flour. Dough should be firm. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 180oC and line baking traywith baking paper.
4. Roll dough out flat to about 3mm thickness.
5. Cut dough into 3.5cm rounds and place on prepared baking tray.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly coloured. Stand cookies on baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
7. For coffee cream, mix all ingredients together and add enough milk for the cream to be spreadable.
8. Spread coffee cream over the cookies, stand on wire racks until set.
coffee cream on cookies.. they look nude xD
9. Pipe melted chocolate over the cookies.
that's better! all covered up =)
My cookies didn't turn out as dark as DailyDelicious'.. I think its because I didn't use coffee extract, however the biscuit was nice and short and you could taste the coffee flavour. A friend of mine who doesn't like coffee flavoured things still enjoyed this ^^

Next up was a recipe with a promising title! How could I resist? hehe! And it lived up to its name~

Lemon Delicious Slice
Recipe adapted from teaforsix

Base + Topping
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
60g unsalted butter
1 egg, lightly beaten

Lemon Filling
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
60g unsalted butter
1 egg, lightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 180oC and line slice tin (I used 20x20cm)
2. For the base, mix flour and sugar in bowl and rub in butter using finger tips until mixture resembles course breadcrumbs.
3. Mix through egg. Press 2/3 of base into slice tin.
4. For the filling, melt butter, sugar, and lemon juice in small saucepan over low heat.
5. Add the egg and whisk quickly until smooth. (Note: Don't let the filling get too hot before you add the egg as it may start to cook the egg - speaking from experience ><)
6. Increase the heat and continue to stir until mixture thickens and pour straight over the base.

7. Crumble over the remaining dough. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until just golden on top. Cool slice in tin before cutting and serving.

I found the filling to be DELICIOUS!! it was really lemony and just the right amount of sweetness. I had a little trouble with the base mix because it was a little too wet and hard to crumble over the top, hence the ugly looking lumps =___=". The base was also a little too dry but still delicious :)

Squares of lemon delicious slice =)

1 comment:

  1. I love lemons! This is a must try. By the way, thumbs up for the catering work. Wish I could pull something similar off but I'm too busy with school (and too lazy haha)


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