Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Almond Cookies

I like to eat almond nuts and almond cookies too.  Every Chinese New Year I would buy these cookies from friends, but this year I wanted to bake these cookies myself.  As usual I searched for the recipe from the webs and friends, finally I settled with recipe from my niece.
The ingredients are
100 grams ground almond
350 grams flour
30 grams corn flour
200 grams corn oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp sodium bicarbonate
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg yolk (beaten with a little salt)
You can buy ready ground almond from cake shop but I bought raw almonds, washed and toasted, pound into suitable coarseness.

Mix well all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, pour in the corn oil bit by bit, mix until it form a soft dough.  Place the dough into the refrigerator for about an hour.

Remove the dough from the freeze and use roller pin to roll the dough into about one cm thick, use cookies cutter to cut into shapes.
Place shaped cookies on baking tray, egg wash them and bake in pre-heated oven at 170 degrees Celsius for 15 to 20 minutes.


Baked almond cookies. 
My almond cookies taste so much better than those I bought  for so  many Chinese New Year.


Last Friday, Jane suggested we go for Assam Laksa at Kafe Aberdeen in Ipoh Garden East which I never been though it has been opened for business two years ago.
Once seated, the waitress showed us the menu, all the dishes look very attractive and mouth watering too. Because its was only two of us, we can afford to order only two dishes, small eater then.  Of course the first choice was assam laksa and the next was crispy fried bee hoon with smoothed egg sauce (recommended by the waitress).
Within five minutes, came the assam laksa, before it is laid in front of us, we can smell the sourly assam laksa taste from far away. When placed it in front on me, wow! Let's take the picture to show you.

Just with the look at it, once will know the taste would be good. The mint leaves, the colour of the soup and the fish flakes.... taste the soup , yummy.... as good as those famous assam laksa in Penang, in fact taste better. Both of us love it very much.
While eating the assam laksa, the bee hoon was served .

With a look at this crispy bee hoon, I immediately stop eating assam laksa, tried the bee hoon ,the crispiness of it, then the sauce and the ingredients, best!!
Both of the dishes were so good , unfortunately we can't finish all of them. because we were small eaters and the servings were big too.  It was worth the while to have lunch or dinner here because the charges are reasonable and with good environment as well.
Kafe Aberdeen is located at
16 & 18, Jalan Medan Ipoh 3,
Bandar Baru Medan, 31400, Ipoh.
Tel: 05 5468264
Daily business from 11.00am to 12.00 midnight.