Friday, January 9, 2009
I wanted to bake some cookies that was easy and found this “Scandinavian Pecan Cookies”. I had picked this book “Taste of Home” few months back and took the recipe from there. While making it, I added few ingredients and also increased the quantity as per my choice .
Scandinavia is in Europe,Northern Europe to be precise.Denmark,Sweden & Norway are a part of Scandinavia.Heard about “Danish cookies”???? Yes - they are world famous.Danes are internationally known for their Pastries,cookies etc. We had my husband’s relative visiting us few months back, the things he mentioned about Norway totally surprised us.I believe they only have few hours of sunlight(might be during winter not sure though) which means complete darkness otherwise. Huh…even here the sunsets by 16:45hrs,but definitely better than Norway. I landed here during Summer and I remember Sun used to set only after 2100hrs.I was zapped! . In India, I have read about the four seasons in the books but never got to see them . The best thing about this place is I get to see all the four seasons distinctively .Of all the seasons "Fall" is beautiful.
Anyways coming to this, I made the Pecan cookies yesterday.I ran out of Pecans in between,so I also used cashewnuts to coat few cookies.
All Purpose flour/Maida – 2 cups
Brown Sugar – 1 cup
Egg – 1 separated
Butter – 1 cup (softened)
Pecans – 1 cup( finely chopped)
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Cardamon Powder – a pinch(optional)
1.Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.Add Vanilla essence and Egg yolk.Beat well.
2.Add the flour,cardamon and mix well.
3.Shape into small balls,flatten a li’l and dip them onto the egg white(beat it before use) and roll in pecans.
4.Bake at 375F for about 10-12mins or until edges are slightly brown.
5.Cool it well before use.
Once done,it might appear to be soft,allow it to cool and you’ll see the difference.