Monday, 22 June 2009

Chocolate Melting moments... really melted

I must have been away for too long. Away from blogging and baking. There's just so much that had happened over the past 5 months. In short, I'll have to face reality, let go and move on. 2 more days before the end of my 1 month medical leave. My boss just sent me an sms asking when I am going back... :P
Always wanted to try the melting moments recipe from Donna Hay, but was always pushed aside by other recipes. Always thought that they can't be too difficult...oh well, so I thought. Guessed I was proved wrong once again. The cookies could not hold the shape in the oven and collapsed into a mess. The more dough I pipe, the worse it gets. those rounded ones looks as if they had a cookie stamp on them. Plus, they are so crumbly! I had to remove them from the baking sheet using a butter knife and even then, several were not spared from being broken. Surprisingly, the taste was good, with a nice buttery, chocholaty flavour and really melted in my mouth. All was good except for the shape the cookie ended up. Something's not right with the flour quantity. Well, I'll have to find some time to revisit this again. If someone out there has an answer, please let me know... Meanwhile, I'll have to wait for my hubby to be back and polish off those broken ones. :P

Recipe (Adapted from Donna Hay, Melting Moments)
175g butter, softened
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour, sifted (I replace 25g of it with cocoa powder)
1/4 cup cornflour, sifted
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Place butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl and beat with electric beaters till light and fluffy. Stir in the flours/ chocolate powder till conbined.
2. Place the mixture into a piping bag with nozzle 852. Pipe onto baking trays lined with baking paper or silpat mat. Allow space for spreading, very impt!!! Otherwise, will end up like mine, all connected.
3. Bake for 12-14mins and let it cool in the tray.

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