On Wednesday nite The Other half said to me, “do you think you have time to make me the Belgian biscuits tomorrow? I want to take them for morning tea on Friday. There are a lot of Kiwis in my office who will love it.”
And then on Thursday morning I received an sms from him, “The Kiwis are so looking forward to be having the belgian biscuits on Friday.” I was still at Miss 8’s school at that time helping with some choir stuff.
Habis aje helping at school, I pun kelam kabut pergi beli barang2 to make the biscuits.
Nasib baik sempat buat the biscuits within a few hours sebelum kena keluar balik to pick up The Little Misses. And I spent last night sandwiching them together and icing them so sempatlah The Other half bawak untuk morning tea pagi tadi.
I didn’t have time to roll the dough out and cut it nicely with a cookie cutter. I cuma freeze the dough into logs and slice them thinly before baking. Thus the different shapes .
The Other Half said this is a famous NZ biscuit. Basically everyone who grows up/ grew up in NZ knows about this biscuit and has eaten it at least once.
Memang every year he will ask me to bake it for him.
It is basically a spice biscuit with a raspberry jam filling (it has to be raspeberry jam, other jam tak boleh or else rasa dia lari, hehehe), topped with icing and then sprinkled with jelly crystals with a tart-ish flavour.
It is an easy biscuit to make cuma leceh/fiddly tang nak letak jam, nak bubuh icing and nak tabur the jelly crystals tu aje lah.
Kalau orang tu tangan lembut part deco2 ni, memang sure nya cantik lah the icing and the taburan jelly crystals tu, but you know me, tangan keras so tu yang macam2 bentuk ada, hehehe.
And this morning he said that the biscuits went so quickly. All the Kiwis took 4-5 biscuits each and didn’t leave that many for the Aussies in the office to try and they loved it.
The Little Misses at home pun tak berhenti makan jugak!
And then today, after coming back from Miss 8’s school assembly (where she was the sea otter, hahaha) and finishing the house chores, I tried my hands at making macarons sebab it’s on Miss 8’s list.
This was my first try ok and I was prepared for it to be a failure anyway.
You know how everyone wants their macarons to have feet……
Well, mine turned out with feet…
But it’s the top that was a disaster, they looked like aliens from outer space (Miss 12 said they look more like mushrooms than macarons!)
I think I know what I did wrong so I know what to do next time..
I made really tiny macarons/ mushrooms. I couldn’t decide whether to do a Malaysian 20-cent size macarons or OZ 20-cent size macarons .
Last2 I pergi buat really tiny sizes, heeeee….
And since I made them so tiny, The Little Misses makan the macarons macam tak hingat dunia.
See I told you they’ve got feet but the top tu yang mengerikan tengok, hehehehe…..
I still think they are way too sweet for my tastebuds.
I rasa nak teguk bergelas2 air kosong aje lepas makan the macarons.