Updated post on 11/1/2017
Uploading of a new recipe – Recipe 2 suitable for Chinese New Year . It is the same as Recipe 1 with slight amendment and method of preparation.
When I posted my Chinese White Cakey Biscuit, one member of the Facebook Group is telling me about another traditional Chinese biscuit – Hup Toh Soh or Chinese Walnut biscuits that he loved very much.
I love this traditional biscuit too. In fact, I have almost forgotten this biscuit as I have not eaten this for ages…
It is a type of traditional Chinese biscuit commonly sold in neighbourhood bakery or supermarket. It is rather thick but very crispy and full of egg and walnut fragrance…Walnut is the main ingredients and most will know that walnut is good for brain and clear lungs per traditional Chinese Medicine.
There are many recipes available in the Chinese website and after digesting the recipes, I have decided to choose this simpler recipe that uses less ingredients and a rather fast method..
I am very pleased with the outcome as the biscuit very crispy and I have no regret of making this biscuit.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Recipe adapted from : 合桃酥
Servings : Prepared about 10 walnut cookies
Authentic Snack Recipe
200 grams of top flour or cake flour
100 grams of castor sugar
80 grams of cooking oil or lard
75 grams of walnut (crushed and pound into powder)
2 grams of baking powder
2 grams of baking soda
1 gram of ammonia bicarbonate (optional)
1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon of water for egg washing
Additional walnut for decoration (optional)
Chinese New Year Recipe
200 grams of self raising flour
100 grams of castor sugar
80 grams of cold butter
75 grams of walnut
1 grams of baking soda
STEPS OF PREPARATION
Pre-heat the oven to 170 degree Celsius.
Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and ammonia bicarbonate (optional) into a bowl. Add the chopped walnut and sugar. Stir until well mixed. Make a well in the centre, add oil and crack the egg. Stir until well combined. Divide the dough equally into about 10 portions. Shape round and lightly pressed down with about 4 mm thickness.
Bake in the pre-heated oven of 170 degree Celsius for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, egg wash and if you prefer, you may put an additional walnut for decoration purposes. Send back to the oven and bake for additional 10 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Chinese New Year Cookies Version
- Roast the walnut in the oven at 130 degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes until aromatic.
- In a food processor, blend the walnut until fine powdery form. Add the self raising flour, sugar, baking soda, eggs and cold cut butter. Blend until it forms a dough.
- Divide into small pieces and place in a baking tray. Note that the cookies will expand and leave adequate place for expansion. Bake in the pre-heated oven of 170 degree Celsius for 15-20 minutes. Egg wash the cookies if preferred.
This is a simple recipe and I am happy with the texture of the biscuits. Hope reader will give it a try.
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