Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lunar Niu Year

What do you do when you run out of pineapple fillings and there is still pastry left? Since I had tried out a Cheese Stars cookie recipe recently, I thought why not add some shredded chedder cheese to the dough?

When I was first mixing the dough for this not so ordinary cookie, I had made a mental note to try adding shredded cheese should I have excess pineapple tart pastry. I must say that it was not a bad idea except that I was too conservative with the cheese. I should have gone with the gut feel of 100g of cheese instead of stopping at 50g. I had a block of chedder cheese in the fridge and so had to shred my own. You'll be able to guess why I stopped at 50g... it wasn't very hard work but the smell was getting to me. Ok, I was getting lazy and it was almost time to leave home for dinner at my parents' home too.

I like both versions very much. It seems that I am drawn to savoury cookies this year. Other than cheese stars there is keropok cookies. Of course, I made the usual dose of pineapple tarts and a few negligible and forgetable attempts at some traditional cookies.

I am so happy to be done with all the CNY baking! I would probably not be baking much cookies after this. Here's wishing all friends a very prosperous Year of the Ox.


Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Yuri, here's wishing you a Happy 牛 Year!

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Yuri,
Thanks for sharing the cheese stars with me! It is really good! I can't stop popping them into the mouth. I just love cheese! It's so light and tasty!

Yuri said...

Thanks HHB and PAB, wishing you a properous niu year too!

PAB: Glad you loved the cheese starz!

KWF said...

Yuri, it's a little late, but here's wishing you a happy & healthy 牛 year!