Friday, January 13, 2012

Dragon cookies 龙饼



Today post will be talking about dragon and dragon..The 1st dragon i want to talk about is this dragon cookie. Since this year will be a Dragon Year, and my son Lucas also born in Dragon year in year 2000, so dragon cookie is very meaningful for this Lunar New Year.




Dragon cookies 龙饼


I did not success making this cookie at the 1st time, actually after i attempted for 5 times, i would said i managed to make this cookie that suit my taste, melt-in-mounth and look white. At first i tried with a recipe from the owner of the bakery ingredient shop that i usually go. But i got a crunchy and slight hard cookie (i feel this was due to adding egg white). I never give up, i saw a recipe in a cookbook and give a try again, this time i got a super hard dough and no way i can pipe it out, totally not work out..this recipe called to add too much of flour!! No choice, I made up my mind, i want to mix and match and come out my own recipe, i tried the 3rd and 4th times, and success on the 5th attempt!

This was the 1st attempted, crunchy and slight hard, and i dont like it look yellow with very strong custard taste.

Dragon cookies 龙饼



This was my 3rd attempted, the cookie just melted and loose out the shape, no way you can see dragon shape, LOL!

Dragon cookies 龙饼



If you not pipe properly, it will be looking like a snake, hehehe..

Dragon cookies 龙饼


Success at 5th attempt !

Dragon cookies 龙饼

The nozzle and piping/pastry bag that i use

Nozzle tip no 20


pipping bag




Dragon cookies 龙饼
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)


80g Butter
Dragon cookies 龙饼50g icing sugar
1 egg yolk
120g corn flour
20g cake flour
10g milk powder


Method
1. Cream the butter and icing sugar till light and creamy.
2. Add in egg yolk and mix well.
3. Fold in corn flour, milk powder and cake flour to form a soft and pliable dough.
4. Fill soft dough into piping bag (use thick bag instead of disposable bag) with nozzle tip no 20 and pipe out or press out ‘S’ patterns on baking tray lined with baking paper. Dot eyes with red colouring.
5. Bake in preheated oven at 160c at lower rack for 15-17mins or till light yellow.






Dragon cookies 龙饼



The second dragon i want to talk about is this First Cover from Pos Malaysia released yesterday. The topic of the stamp issue is "The Legacy of Loom" consisting a set of 5 stamps (in format of strip) with denomination 60s each, and two miniature sheets with denominations of RM3 and RM5 (with gold imprint). I'm not a stamp or First cover collector, but i was attracted by this nice dragon stamps. I was so lucky yesterday as I am the only one who managed to buy the only two RM 5 miniature sheets contain an image of gold dragon at the mini POS office nearby my house and don't need to queue. This mini post office only have 2 of RM 5 miniature sheets from their head office. This morning i got to know from newspaper that peoples are queuing start from 4.30am in the morning for this Dragon stamp.

I also got to know from Sin Chew Daily newspaper, the dragon stamps in 2000 year of Dragon year are being auctioned in Shanghai for RM 1,500. So I need to wait for another 12 years, ^_^

I hope the stamps will bring my family with good luck in this Dragon year..

Dragon stamps


I'm going to post few new year cards using these stamps..with title of The Legacy of Loom.

The Legacy of Loom


A recipe that i saw in a Chinese newspaper for your reference:-

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65 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

5 Attempts! Kudos Sonia.

The final recipe is really pretty.

Radhika said...

Hats off to your persistence Sonia. 5 attempts. I love the final result. looks very beautiful.

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Cass Tan @ 揾到食 said...

Honestly, this is my 1st time see dragon cookies :P

mala said...

I love dragon cookies! Thanks for sharing the rcipe :-)

Yummy Bakes said...

Wow ... you have piped the dragons very nicely.

Lyndsey said...

Wow! I love that you stuck to it until you got the perfect dragon in your eye1 They do look perfect, and I would love to et them!

苏联妈妈 said...

哇!好应节的一道饼干。希望你龙年行大运~~ ^_^

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi Sonia, your dragon cookies looks very nice. Beautiful picture too.
Have a nice day.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wow, hats off to you! Lovely dragon cookies! Gonna try it out. ��

susanyee said...

next week i will try tis dragon biscuit,my 1st time to make it but i hv been heard many ppl said tat tis kind of biscuit not easily to make it :(

btw,wat kind of nozzle ur use?

noobcook said...

what an auspicious looking treat to celebrate the dragon year :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

susanyee, was wrote in my recipe, nozzle tip no 20

My Little Space said...

Whoa Sonia, you got the stamps! I'm too lazy to queue up for them even though the post office just a few blocks away from my place. haha.... I rather go for Big Sweep! haha.... Hey, congrats on your cookies. It must be a true satisfaction. Phewwww.... 5 rounds! Hat off.
Cheers
Kristy

My Little Space said...

Whoa Sonia, you got the stamps! I'm too lazy to queue up for them even though the post office just a few blocks away from my place. haha.... I rather go for Big Sweep! haha.... Hey, congrats on your cookies. It must be a true satisfaction. Phewwww.... 5 rounds! Hat off.
Cheers
Kristy

Small Small Baker said...

You really have the patience to try 5 times! They look really like dragons. So suitable for this cny!

Veronica's Kitchen said...

Are these cookies similar to 九毛虫 or 白餅仔? They look really like dragons and you've had a great job. Can I put your photos and link to my blog for the CNY event?

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

I think I had these cookies when I was young but in round shape & had very strong milky taste which made me loved eating them very much! 5 times for a "sifu," hmmm, shall I try making them?hehehe.I've posted my Bakkwa, guess what, I collected 3 recipes, at last I chose to use the 4th version, ie your version, the safe version, hahaha

Jane Chew said...

Wow! I am so much attracted by the stamps but dont have energy to queue after came back fr holiday. You are really lucky to get this beautiful set. So, to continue your dragon story may be u can plan for another dragon baby. Haha... 加油咯!

choi yen said...

Love all ur home cook food since red velvet cupcake till this lastest dragon cookies, look like specially did them for me, haha XD

suhaina aji said...

wow..looks so yummy..never had or seen this before..

Benita said...

Veryyy nice cookies!!!

Mel said...

5 attempts??? I thought it was an easy peasy cookie to make. I loves to eat this dragon cookies but have not bake it.

Yan said...

I like your "never give up" spirit !

Happy dragon year with a lot of dragon cookies around !

pigpigscorner said...

Wow, well done! What happened to the melted ones?

Small Kucing said...

oo i thought it would be easy to make ..just pipe and press. Looks like this biscuit also needs a lot of kungfu. salute you for trying so many times

Min said...

I baked this cookies too few years back, but I remember that it's not so easy to pipe out, so I didn't manage to get a dragon shape, more to a snake, haha! Love your stamps, I read from newspapers that a lot of people lined up early in the money for that dragon stamps lo.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

我想说
邮票和龙饼一样美:)

lena said...

bravo!! despite your failures , you still take it on! you are very lucky to get those miniature sheets, did ou say you are the only one? whoaah, dragon luck is on the way!!

Janine said...

hehe my mom and I had the same idea and I too made "Dragon cookies" with the same piping tip :)

I'm a dragon baby too so this year is particularly meaningful for me as well!

Anne Regalado said...

5 attempts ! Love the final results ;) Gorgeous photos , too ! Maybe another dragon baby ?! hahaha

Li Shuan said...

Sonia, I admire your determination. Congratulations! At last you got the recipe right. Like the cookies and stamps !!

Vivian Pang said...

Dragon cookies for the year of dragon. Nice!

ping said...

5 tries?! Wow! I bow to you.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Happy New Year of 2012! May the year bring joy and good health and wealth to you and your family.

I have been following your blog for some time and would like to thank you for sharing your recipes and your travels.

Is it possible to see a video or photos on the piping bag and the nozzle to help me make these gorgeous looking dragon cookies?

Thanks again.

Admiring from far far away,
Josephine

E said...

You have patience and persistence! They look great!!

LoLy said...

OMG, THIS LOOKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO DARN CUTE :D
Thank you for sharing :)
Wishing you a great day xx

Little Corner of Mine said...

Your perseverance paid off! Great job and you were right, so perfect for this dragon year!

Julie said...

Cute S shaped cookies,yummy!!

Erivum Puliyum

Chris said...

Sonia,

The cookies look great! Looking forward to see more of your CNY goodies. :-D

Chris

Anonymous said...

Sonia, Thanks for sharing recipe. It looks sooooo goood. By the way, can you share what type/brand of oven you have? And thanks for adjusting the margin.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Josephine, i have just add the photo of nozzle and piping bag that i use in this post, check it out.

Anonymous, I have a Teka oven HA830

Rebecca Subbiah said...

these are awesome and wow 5 times I admire you i would have quit :-) your a star and bet your son loved them

susanyee said...

thanks sonia!:)

Sherleen.T said...

the dragon cookies are so perfectly presented...admire of your determination to get the right cookies recipe...
you must be very happy to be able to bring the gold dragon home...:) i like these miniature sheets too...

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Sonia, you are amazing! To get the perfect recipe, you won't give up! That's why you have many followers. We trust your recipes! These dragon cookies are amazing! This is my year (feel so old!).

hsling said...

Sonia,我刚才看见有人试了这个食谱,她说烤好之后那个花纹全部溶化不见了,不过她没有拍下图片……

Christine's Pantry said...

Kudos to you for trying 5 times. The final results is amazing. Well done.

This is my first time seeing dragon cookies.

shadow said...

Sonia, you make me have the mood to make cookies after seeing your post! Nice one!

Dmarie said...

looks like all your efforts paid off big time--yum!

daphne said...

The best thing about succeeding after 5 times is that you feel so good!!! Kudos to you for being so patient and for persistence! They look like just the way they should be Sonia!

Dumpling Love said...

Wow. 5 attempts. So much patience and persistence! Looks like your hard work paid off because they look really good!

Zoe said...

I admire your persistence and skills. 5 attempts to perfection! You are amazing!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Wow...you are very persistent Sonia! Your dragon cookies came out looking very good. I remember these cookies were very popular at one time. I love those stamp sheets. I hope they are still available although I am not sure if my parents will want to queue up for them.

Ah Tze said...

well done Sonia, 5 attempts!! not easy work! The final dragon cookies look very pretty!!

sl said...

looks good! i would like to try it too!

the recipe states cake flour. is that plain flour??

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Sl, no, cake flour is low proteinflour and use to make cookie light. If you can't find then replace with plain flour.

Siew said...

Hi Sonia,

I'm a new visitor to your blog, and I've tried out a few recipes you posted! This dragon cookies is definitely very nice, melting in my mouth... only thing is it breaks easily...my 4 year-old was a bit upset... the dragon break again! haha! thank you & have a blessed dragon year!

J.C. said...

I didn't know that Pos Malaysia actually issued dragon stamps. Only heard about the Legacy of Loom stamps. Tried to get it on 17 Jan (Tues) to mail out my CNY cards but they were all sold out! I love sending out cards or letters. My friend said she got only 1 Christmas and 1 CNY card. Both were from me. Sending greeting cards is ancient these days! Many either send sms or e-card. Ha ha...we are both ancient then! Who cares when we can bring joy to our friends and families when they receive our cards, right?

Btw, I plan to bake tomorrow. It'd be the first baking I am doing for CNY. Hope my cookies will be successful like your little dragon cookies.

Happy Chinese New Year to you.

i- lostinausten said...

Love your Dragon cookies :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

Your tenacity pays! Lovely looking dragon cookies!

Cheah said...

Wow, you must be very persistent, Sonia. Final 5th attempt, thumbs up to you!

Sweetie Yukari said...

hi.thank you very much for ur recipe.i have tried the recipe but mine melted after i put into the oven.can u help me? thank you. ^^

wendysin1970@hotmail.com said...

Hi,
Can i know how to pipe out nicely and who to use the nozzle and piping/ pastry bag.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I made this cookie yesterday and comments from 'cookie testers' were it taste more like Kuih Bangkit than Dragon Cookie. the corn flour that I used has this on its packaging. 'Corn flour (maize flour)'

Do you think I am using the wrong corn flour, and that I should use corn starch instead? Or is there really no difference?

Or maybe I baked it too long that's why it's slightly harder like Kuih Bangkit. mmm, mysterious...

Confused Baker.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Confused baker,usually I buy corn flour from bakery ingredients supplies shop, not sure the brand you use got any difference! No don't use corn starch..

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