Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nestum Cookies (Recipe Revisit)

Chinese New Year Cookies

I decided to revisit this Nestum Cookies I made last year and this time I doubled the recipe.  These cookies are so delicious  and crunchy with the aroma of the Nestum cereal that you can't stop with just one!

Ingredients:  [Makes 111 cookies]

300g butter, softened
180g icing sugar mixture (or pure icing sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
360g plain flour
40g cornflour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
150g Nestum cereal - lightly toasted
80g Nestum cereal - extra for coating
40g g glace cherries - cut into tiny pieces 
1 egg white, beaten 

Egg wash:  1 egg beaten with 1/4 tsp salt

  • Spread Nestum cereal on a baking tray and lightly toast in a preheated oven of 150 deg C for about 8 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs, one at a time.  Then add in vanilla extract.
  • Mix in flour mixture and Nestum cereal and combine to form into a dough.
  • Divide dough into balls of 10g each.  Place the ball of dough onto a flat plastic spatula and brush with egg wash and drop it onto the cereal.  Coat the dough completely with Nestum and flatten slightly. Brush a dot of egg white on the centre of the cookie and press a piece of glace cherry onto it.
  • Place the cookie onto a lined baking tray.  Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Bake cookies in a preheated oven of 160 deg C (fan-forced) for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.  (Monitor closely as the baking time depends largely on the shape of your cookies and also your oven temperature)
  • Transfer cookies onto a wire rack to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

I am submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan & Feb 2015 Event Theme: My Homemade Cookies organized by Fion of XuanHom’s Mom and co-hosted by Victoria Bakes

I am also linking this to Cook & Celebrate: CNY organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabecook and celebrate cny

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kuih Kodok / Jemput-Jemput Pisang (Deep Fried Banana Balls)

Deep Fried Banana Balls / Banana Fritters

Deep Fried Banana Balls / Banana Fritters

This is another version of banana fritters which is made from mashed bananas and flour with some dessicated coconut added to enhance the taste.  They are usually shaped into balls of various sizes.


350g mashed bananas (ripe bananas)
230g self-raising flour
20g rice flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
40g caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
150 ml milk

oil for deep frying

  • Sift self-raising flour, rice flour and baking powder together.  Set aside.
  • Mix all ingredients together with the sifted flour mixture.  Stir well to combine.
  • Meanwhile, heat enough oil in a pot.   Drop spoonful of batter into the hot oil (under medium heat).  Deep fry until golden brown.  

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