Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Kuih Raya 1: Millionaire's shortbread

According to Stephanie Jaworski, this shortbread tasted like Cadbury Twix. So, I decided to give it a try and insert it into my kuih raya list *I had 6 kuih raya in my list for this raya btw*. I baked it earlier this month but it finished in less than a week! So now that it is nearing raya I should really start baking what ever kuih raya I planned to bake.

The good thing about making shortbread is that, you just have to bake it in one go and you'll get a jar full of bars. Compared to baking other cookies you have to shape it one by one and u need to put the baking tray in the oven repeatedly to get one jar full of cookies * unless of course your oven is big*.


For the shortbread:
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar

Preheat your oven at 180 and grease baking pan. Cream the butter and sugar using hand mixer. And put in 1/2 c flour at a time until it becomes crumbly or it forms small balls. Then you press it into a greased baking pan and roll it using small rolling pin or in my case I use an empty jar so that the thickness is even. Lastly, cut it into small squares and prick with fork. (I forgot to cut it before baking it so the result is not as smooth as I want my shortbread to be) Bake it for a good 20 minutes or until it turn slightly brown. Make sure to cool it before starting the next step or the caramel will melt.

This is how the dough should look like after you're done putting in flour. (source: google)

For the caramel:

1/2 c sugar
1 tbs butter
1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk *susu pekat manis*

Put the sugar in a pan and put in water just enough to wet the sugar. Don't put too much water or the caramelising process will take a longer time. Just leave the pan over a medium heat and don't stir wait until it turns golden and then you can start stirring to make the colour even and turn off the heat. Quickly, put in butter and keep stirring vigorously at this point, it will be all bubbly and er scary? But fret not, after about 5 seconds, put in the condensed milk *while still stirring vigorously* and it will turn into a very rich golden thick textured caramel. If it's not thick enough, turn on a very low heat and keep stirring. You know it's done when you try to split the caramel you can see the pan longer and the caramel doesn't join quickly. *Err do you get me?*. Then pour it on the shortbread and spread it evenly. At this stage you have to be very quick because the caramel will hardened in just a jiffy!

The chocolate topping:
1 bar of cooking chocolate
2 tbs butter

Using bain marie (double boiler) melt the chocolate and butter. U need butter to hardened the chocolate or else it will not be hardening. And it is a MUST to use good quality chocolate. If the chocolate is not good, then the whole bar will not taste good.

Lastly, cut it into squares and let the topping dry (usually take a the whole day) and then stack em nicely in a jar.


nadiah ;; said...

sy akan buat later for sesaje! muehehe.

eencyweency said...

biskut ni mmg la biskut sesaje je x? tp telah di'raya'kan..hehe

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

Ye dop tepek ke antra satu sma len bla ltk dlm jar?

eencyweency said...

Kne tggu choc ats kering dlu..bese aku biar gitu (jgn bg bsemut plk) esknye try rase ats ye..kalu licin xlekat blh simpan dlm bekas

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