Sunday, November 27, 2011

One bite is never enough...

When it comes to eating Pavlova and Jam-Filled Butter Cookies, one bite may bring you an ear-to-ear smile, but one bite is never enough. You'll keep on coming for more.. :)


Pavlova requires 4 egg whites. On the other hand, jam-filled butter cookies require 4 egg yolks..oh what a nice combination.So every time I make a pavlova, i would also bake the delicious jam-filled butter cookies.Pavlova needs tender loving care, while the butter cookies is simply a mix of love, fun and everything nice. Humma2.

I got the recipes from my favourite website ever that is allrecipes.com ...Enjoy!!!

Before anything, i have to say this, making a pavlova is really challenging if you don't know how to beat the egg whites properly.I did 4 times and only twice that i got it right.So it's like a 50-50 chance of you successfully getting it right.I'm gonna share a video that'll show you the right manner to beat the egg whites.Click the video below...


       

Got it? Now let's proceed to the recipe of making a Pavlova...

Pavlova

What do you need?

4 egg whites
(Make sure there's only egg whites, not even speck of egg yolks.This is crucial when beating)

1 cup of caster sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

A pinch of salt

1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar

1 1/4 cups of heavy cream

1/2 cup of icing sugar

Fruits as topping ( Strawberries, Kiwis, Berries, Grapes and etc)

Making a Pavlova  

  • In a large stainless steel or glass bowl, beat egg whites starting with low speed to high speed until soft peaks form.Add sugars bit by bit while continue to whip.The mixture produced is called meringue.
  • Mix together cornstarch, lemon juice(or vinegar) and salt into the meringue.
  • Beat till the whites are stiff and glossy.Don't overbeat as it will turn out lumpy and by that time, "Nasi sudah menjadi bubur". To check if you have beaten the egg whites correctly, turn the bowl upside down and if the meringue doesn't fall down, you have done it right.
  • Draw a 9-inch circle on a baking paper and place that on a baking tray.
  • Spread the meringue to fit the circle, with a thickness of about 1/3 inch.
  • Bake the meringue in a preheated oven (150 degrees celcius) for 1 hour.
  • Then turn off the oven but leave the meringue in the oven to cool slightly for about 30 minutes.You don't want to open the oven as this will make the meringue collapse and becomes flat.
  • The meringue should be hard on the outside and gooey on the inside.It has a marshmallow texture on the inner side.
  • Don't worry it's not gonna be pretty.It'll have cracks here and there.But you can cover that with the whipping cream and fruits.. ;p
  • To make the whipping cream, combine the cream and icing sugar in a large bowl and whip till it becomes thickened.
  • Spread the whipping cream on top of the meringue.
  • Decorate with fruits of your choice.


Are you ready for the delicious butter cookies?

Jam-Filled Butter Cookies

Ingredients needed to make the butter cookies

1 1/2 cups of butter

1 cup of caster sugar

4 egg yolks

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 cup of seedless fruit preserves ( Strawberry jam without seed would be a great choice)

Time to gotong-royong making Butter Cookies!!!
  • Cream butter together with sugar and egg yolks in a medium bowl.
  • Mix in vanilla essence and salt
  • Mix in flour bit by bit until soft dough forms.
  • It is advisable to refrigerate the dough for about 20 minutes so that it's easier to roll it into balls.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Place the balls with a gap of about 2 inches.
  • Press the balls and make a hole in the centre using your finger or an instrument.
  • Fill the holes with the fruit preserves.It is easier if you can squeeze out the fruit preserves into the holes with a piping bag.This will ensure a faster and neater work.

  • Bake in a preheated oven (190 degrees C) for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool before transferring to another tray.
  • The cookies will turn out soft and lovely...
Gotong-royong sangat best sebab bila bake apa-apa mesti penuh dengan kasih sayang.. :p

Happy Baking!!!
Till the next post
Tschüss und mach's gut!

22 comments:

Umar Arlee said...

Whoa! This is epic! A must try recipe from Nabil!! I need to find my time for this!! Super excited bila baca this entry. The pavlova looks awsome!!! Kudos!! Siap gotong royong ramai2 lagi!

Ps; maybe Nabil can do macarons pulak next! :D

nuerulle said...

en nabil ni suke makan...huhu..most of ur entry is about foods...hehe..and inside of pavlova, does it taste like marshmallow? =D

sully86 said...

alamak!!

Maicher said...

The pavlova looks so invitinggg!

I can't stop myself but dribbling. Okay, exaggerated much.

DanieL AdiE said...

Oh God!

Yummy!!!

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to umar arlee:
I'm not really a fan of macarons...but maybe i'll give it try one day.. :)

to nuerulle:
Of course...That's the specialty of a palova right..gooey marshmallow texture on the inside and hard on the outside..

to sully:
Haha..mimpi makan pavlvoa and butter cookies plak ke?

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to Maicher:
Haha...kena buat la baru x drooling too much..

to Adie:
Yeahh...yummylicious.. :p

Che Kay said...

kellest nabil! btw yang ramai2 tu anak murid kah? hehehe

Zaira Fadzil said...

sedapnya!

nadegata said...

i tak berapa suka pavlova tapi bila tgk those pics...serius woah rasa macam nak buat jugak!

btw, kalau i kurangkan gula, ada effect tak pada tekstur?and kalau takde cornstarch,boleh pakai cornflour?

sitiezahim said...

Wah besnya buat ramai2..siap import org jauh (laili) lagi tu hehehe

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to che kay:
Haha..xde maknenye anak murid..semua tu juri2 kot nak bagi kritikan..

to Zaira:
Dap..dap...

to nadegata:
Haha you should..there's nothing to lose..i x sure sangat kalau u kurangkan gula effect dia apa..tp mmg sensitive la pavlova ni..oh cornstarch tu mmg cornflour...

to kak siti:
Haha..kannn..lagi ramai lagi meriah lagi penuh kasih sayang lagi sedap..wah...

farah said...

kak lai and abang peja pun ada?wahhh!! kirim salam kak lai! btw datang la rosenheim boleh bake sama2!

Aman Ibrahim said...

sedapnyer..nak satu!

Zamri A. said...

tak aci!! nak jugak...! poskan ke m'sia sket. haha... ^__^

juliet said...

sedapnye..weekend nak try la cookies ni..

whiteapple said...

teringin dan terliur tgk entry u ni e nabil. ^_^

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to farah:
Dah kirim salam.. :) haha.insyaallah nanti akan turun south germany...

to aman:
:p Haha..kena datang sini la..

to zamri:
Eh lamanya kat Malaysia..jealous..

to Juliet:
Oh that's great..teruja bler ada orang nak try recipe..nanti gitaw how it goes k..

to whiteapple:
Haha..deswai u kena buat..baru hilang terliur tu..

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Zamri A. said...

Nabil: org dah balik Malaysia for good dah... :)

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to Zamri:
Oh really..hee newonder...I tot u're coming back..Have a great time in malaysia..oh i'm missing Malaysia so dearly now..

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