Updated on 27-9-2016
Upload of new pictures using cranberry .
First of all, I want to apologize to title the post as “cranberry biscuits” yet in this illustration, there is no cranberry being used.
Well, the original recipe is using cranberry but since I do not have cranberry at home, I do not intend to buy a box of cranberry as it always takes ages for the family to finish because my family does not like the tanginess of the dried cranberry.
My neighbour bought a pack of dried persimmons imported from Korea and because it is too sweet to her liking, she gave us the pack and see if I can used it in the preparation of any cakes. I have therefore substituted cranberry with these dried persimmons and added some cherry bits to enhance the colour the combination.
I am unsure if you have ever heard of this cookie before. One Facebook member told me yesterday that in previous year, one bottle of this cookie was sold for S$40 but I am unsure about the size. I told myself I must issue a recipe on this as I know it is very easy and a cookies rather common in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China ..
In fact, this biscuit is also sold online and the price is rather pricey in my opinion. The cost of preparation is definitely much less than the internet selling price.
Preparation is not difficult and it tastes like a shortbread. I have in fact designed this recipe based on my simple short bread recipe and if you are interested, you can refer to this post: One, Two, Three…….Let’s Start Making Traditional Short Bread Biscuits (英式传统牛油饼干）
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Servings: About 20 pieces of biscuits
200 grams of cake flour or low protein flour
100 grams of butter, at room temperature
75 grams of icing sugar
75 grams of diced dried cranberry(soaked) or diced dried persimmon
One egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons of milk powder (optional)
STEPS OF PREPARATION
Cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add the beaten egg and beat until well combined. Sift in the cake flour and milk powder, add the diced dried persimmon or cranberry. Use the machine lowest speed to stir for about 1 minute until a pliable soft dough is formed.
Transfer the dough out and place on a piece of clingy wrap. Shape it in a rectangular shape with a square face of about 3 cm x 3 cm. Put the dough in the freezer and freeze until the dough is firmed enough for slicing. It took me about 30 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 160 degree Celsius.
Take out the frozen dough, cut the dough into small pieces with a thickness of about 5-7 mm. Bake the cookies in the pre-heated oven of 160 degree Celsius for 20-25 minutes or until the cookies are crispy. Baking time will depend on your thickness.
Remember that cranberry is the original choice of dried fruits. However, I found that other dried fruits can be used too. Possibly you want to consider using raisins and in fact, nuts like pistachios can also be used. Lastly, creaming of butter and sugar is critical and it must be light and fluffy such that when you bake , the biscuit will not be deformed. Deformed biscuits are likely to be caused by inadequate creaming of butter and sugar.
Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have nice day. Should there be any imperfections in my blog layout, bear with me and I am trying hard to rectify it. In the event that you are a follower of Guaishushu at http://kwgls.wordpress.com, please do follow this new blog Guaishushu1 at https://www.guaishushu1.com.
For more recipes, you can refer to my RECIPE INDEX (updated as at 13 March 2015) here and you can follow me at PINTEREST or visit the blog’s FACEBOOK PAGE to keep abreast of my future posts. Also follow me at INSTAGRAM or TSU, a new social network for some more personal sharing other than recipes.
You can also join the FOOD BLOGGERS AND FOODIES UNITED FACEBOOK GROUP and FOOD PARADISE 美食天堂to see more recipes. I am posting my daily home cooked food in the above Facebook Group daily. I would be more than happy if you can post in the Group for the recipes that you tried from my blog.
If you are a Pinterest user and you are interested to have more recipes, you can join or follow this Pinterest Board set up by me where there are more than 2600 recipes worldwide and pinned by various bloggers: FOOD BLOGGERS AND FOODIES UNITED PINTEREST BOARD.
- Celery Braised Pan Fried Fish (芹菜半煎煮鱼）
- Chinese New Year Recipes–Mixed Nuts Florentine (杂果仁脆片）
- Classic Zucchini Slices (夏南瓜切片小吃）
- Old Timer Delights: Soft Coconut Sweets or Candy (古早味椰子软糖）
- Teochew aka Chaozhou Sweet And Savoury Dumplings (潮汕双拼肉粽）
- Macadamia Pitted Dates (夏果椰枣）
- Vegetarian Nonya Rice Dumpling (娘惹素粽）
- Fried Dace With Fermented Black Beans (豆豉鲮鱼）
- Classic Baked Sweet Potatoes (烤地瓜）
- Cheesy Pumpkin Soup (芝士金瓜浓汤）
- Sambal Haebeehiam Glutinous Rice Dumpling aka Chilli Dried Shrimp Floss Dumpling (辣虾米鬆粽子）
- Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms With Bacons (奶酪培根烤波托贝罗蘑菇）
- Red Yeast Rice Residue Chicken aka Hong Zao Ji (酒香红糟鸡）
- Cheesy Baked Prawns (奶酪烤虾）
- Baked Chicken In Garlic Cheddar Sauces (蒜香芝士酱烤鸡）
- Chinese Gozabi Dessert: Flour Tea aka Mee Teh (古早味面茶）
- Fermented Black Soya Bean Minced Meat (豆豉炒肉末）
- Homemade Sour Mustard or Sour Vegetable (家居自制酸菜）
- Red Bean Alkaline Dumplings (红豆碱水粽）
- Vietnamese Baguette aka Bánh mì (越南法國麵包)
- March 2018 (1)
- December 2017 (1)
- July 2017 (1)
- June 2017 (1)
- May 2017 (8)
- April 2017 (9)
- March 2017 (16)
- February 2017 (18)
- January 2017 (13)
- December 2016 (13)
- November 2016 (24)
- October 2016 (19)
- September 2016 (19)
- August 2016 (22)
- July 2016 (27)
- June 2016 (14)
- May 2016 (25)
- April 2016 (23)
- March 2016 (27)
- February 2016 (24)
- January 2016 (20)
- December 2015 (18)
- November 2015 (18)
- October 2015 (23)
- September 2015 (20)
- August 2015 (17)
- July 2015 (19)
- June 2015 (16)
- May 2015 (18)
- April 2015 (23)
- March 2015 (26)
- February 2015 (12)
- January 2015 (14)
- December 2014 (23)
- November 2014 (24)
- October 2014 (26)
- September 2014 (27)
- August 2014 (27)
- July 2014 (28)
- June 2014 (24)
- May 2014 (20)
- April 2014 (21)
- March 2014 (23)
- February 2014 (20)
- January 2014 (19)
- December 2013 (24)
- November 2013 (25)
- October 2013 (27)
- September 2013 (16)
- August 2013 (37)
- July 2013 (36)
- June 2013 (25)
- May 2013 (88)
- April 2013 (30)
- March 2013 (1)
- 6,778,175 hits