Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Nestrum Cookie

This CNY period, I am totally thrown off the balance.  There are so many things that I wanted to bake and do that I am unable to, due to a last minute request that I have to give all these up now.

Been slaving away cleaning up as I was given such a short lead time and totally stress.  


Now that I am taking a short break, I better get this posted before it is long overdue.  


Okay, this was baked before I started my crazy spring cleaning schedule. 

I spotted Minty's Kitchen baking this on instagram and this brought back my childhood memory.  I remembered mom making Nestrum with hot condense milk and I love it.  Recently I introduced this to my girl and she love it too.  So with a can of Nestrum available at home.  Putting Nestrum Cookie together is easy.


This batch, I baked together with my mom and I truly love having baking companion.  




What you need:
Yield: approx 111 cookies

300g butter, softened
180g icing sugar mixture (or pure icing sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
360g plain flour
40g cornflour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1½ 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

Method:

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 linking this to "My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House





I am submitting this post to Best Recipes for Every one Jan & Feb Event:
My Homemade Cookies  organized by Fion & Co-Hosted by Victoria from Baking Into Ether




I am also linking this to Cook & Celebrate: CNY organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy KidsYen from Eat Your Heart Out and Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabe.




Okay I have to run back to my spring cleaning now.

Cheers

3 comments:

  1. i just made these as well edith.. chocolate version though ;) they are so addictive aren't they? simply yum!!

    wishing you a very good CNY in advance

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  2. Hi Edith,

    Feeling busy busy??? Hope that you have finished all your CNY preparation by now.

    Nice that your mum was baking these lovely cookies with you.

    Zoe

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  3. Hi Edith,
    These cookies coated with Nestum cereal must be very fragrant too ^-^!
    Spring cleaning. .. It's never ending chores for me too :( ... hey you take care ... don't over stretched or stressed.
    Wishing you & family a blessed Lunar New Year!

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