hello again! this morning, i made coconut biscuits. and just so you know, holiday has finally come! tee-hee!
it's been a week actually, but my auntie came and stay for some days here in my house so i limited my time cooking and baking to accompany her. i've made her indonesian pancakes last Friday but i didn't take any pictures of it, they weren't so perfect either. yesterday, she's back to her crib and i can get my time back in the kitchen.
remember about the list i told you before? coconut biscuit is one of them. i'll make vanilla ice-cream tomorrow though i'm not sure whether i am going to post it or not. you know, i really miss being around in the kitchen and cook something, as a result of that i keep adding more and more things into my 'going to make' list. i do want to fulfill all of them, i hope i'll have enough time to do it all this month.
this coconut biscuits called for simple and not much ingredients. it used desiccated coconut and i still have one large jar half-fulled with it. the recipe also called for powdered sugar and i tried making powdered sugar by whizzing granulated sugar, it works! the granulated sugar become so smooth and whiter. another thing i found this morning is i just noticed that when you want to make biscuits or cookies, the quality of butter you used really affecting the taste of your baked-goodies. thankfully this time i bought a quality over quantity butter, so that my biscuits taste real good! rich and satisfying.. :)
modified from 'Kue Kering Cokelat'
200 gr butter
130 gr icing sugar
2 egg yolks
100 gr desiccated coconut, whizzed
300 gr low-protein flour
- grease a large baking sheet or lined with parchment paper. cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. beat in the egg yolks then add the desiccated coconut. add the flour to make a dough. covered with plastic-wrap and refrigerated for about 1/2 to 1 hour.
- preheat the oven to 160 degree C. take out the dough from the fridge. roll it over a lightly floured surface into 5mm thick (you can divide the dough into 3 to make it easier), cut with cookie cutter. spread them out on the baking sheet.
- bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until it become light golden brown.
- i can't make my desiccated coconut to be so fluffy, it still quite rough but it's okay though.