Saturday, January 9, 2010

Amazing Daisy and her snowflakes

The low pressure area called "Daisy" dipped Berlin into a whole white city today. Amazing! Everyone moves slowly and the usually hectic town almost feels like a slow motion silent movie. All things are covered with snowflakes like a bakery with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar brings me on to my one of my favorite cookie recipies called "snowflakes" or sometimes "vanilla clouds". Let´s call them snowflakes - it´s Daisy´s day today:-). Snowflakes are very simple to prepare and easy to bake, but very nice concerning their flavour and their mellow texture: they nearly melt in your mouth.

Ingredients for snowflakes
250 g creamy butter, 100 g powdered sugar, 2 vanilla beans, 100 g flour, 270 g cornflour.

How to bake snowflakes
All you have to do is to mix powdered sugar and butter together to a very creamy consistence and then add the mush of the bourbon vanilla interiour and the flour mix. Keep the dough cold for a while. Then take it out of the fridge, form rolls and cut slices of a half centimeter of this rolls. Make a little bowl out of each slice, lay it on a baking tray covered with parchment and press the little bowls down to flat with a fork.
Bake the cookies for around 12 minutes at a medium heat.
Snowflakes are cookies not only for wintertime. Their fine taste also improves an afternoon tea in spring or summer time. You can refine snowflakes for these seasons with lemon or lime peel to give them a little bit of freshness.

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gaumenperlen - a label by mobile minds, monika ebert::: gaumenperlen is a diary about affairs of the heart. I´m addicted to delicious food, unique and extraordinary places as well as valuable things, fine arts, design, music, tango argentino and interesting people. The focus of this diary is food. Delicious food is much more than nutrition, health or prestige. it is the basis of your body& soul, it is at the core of your way to think, to live and act, it is your attitude towards nature. For me cooking is a wild, joyful, creative process with the objective to share the result in the end. This process is surrounded by a bunch of exciting encounters - nevertheless where I am:: at the markets, talking to producers, at the book stores, in restaurants, in my kitchen. That´s why I love cooking and travelling.