15.8.13

Kourabiethes # Baking Partners August Challenge

This month's theme for Baking Partners Challenge was cookies from around the world. It was a rather tasty challenge. there were these four cookies that were suggested..
at first I had planned to bake a small batch of each. but as i mentioned in an earlier post things have not been going too well at my end. so i ended up baking only two of the cookies, Kourabiethes and Biscotti. i baked an eggless version of both these cookies using a cornflour solution in place of eggs. I'll tell you about the Biscotti soon. for now lets talk Greek...

Now these Kourabiethes turned out really well. Its a pity that i made a small batch.. because this was definitely our favorite cookie in a long time. it tasted like butter cookies had a pleasant orange fragrance. in fact it was that fragrance that made me fall for the cookie even before i had tasted it. the only thing that i wasn't too fond off was that sugar coating. it kept sticking to the fingers.. but husband  did not seem very bothered by that. he simply said... "this is good... really good," and baby boy was more happy to lick the sugar off the cookies.



Kourabiethes
(9 cookies)
Recipe source : taste.com.au
 ingredients
  • 3.5 tbsps unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • orange rind from 1/2 an orange
  • 1 tbsp of solution made with 1 tbsp cornflour + 2 tbsp water*
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp + 1.5 tsp almond meal (ground almond)
* this is the substitute for 1/5 egg.
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  to make these cookies...
  • preheat oven to 335 degrees F. line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • using a electric mixer, beat butter, 3 1/2 tbsps of icing sugar, vanilla, orange rind until it turns creamy. then add 1 tbsp of the cornflour solution and mix till it is well combined. 
  • now sift the flour and baking powder over the mixture, add almond meal and mix (i used my hands here) until the dough comes together.
  • using 1 tbsp dough per biscuit, roll out 3 inch long cylinders; bend them to form crescent shape. then place them on the prepared baking tray 11/2 inch apart and bake for 20 minutes, until they turn light golden. 
  • allow them to stand on the tray for the next 5 minutes till they become firm. then place the remaining icing sugar in a bowl/plate and coat 1 cookie at a time in the sugar. once the all the cookies are coated allow them to cool completely before sifting the remaining sugar over them.(i did not sift the sugar after the cookies cooled as some of them had already disappeared by then and knew that the rest would disappear too...)

So much for today. Wishing my family and friends a very Happy Independence Day.  Have some activities planned for tomorrow. Hope it turns out to be share-able....

and before you hop away check out what my Baking Partners have baked...
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Will share this at the following parties... 

Monday Food : Marvelous Mondays @ This Gal CooksMeatless Monday @Veggie Mama's Meatless Monday My Sweet and SavoryJust Another Meatless Monday @ Hey What's for Dinner Mom, Melt in your Mouth Mondays, Mop It Up Monday, Mealtime Monday, Recipe Sharing Monday, Inspire Me Monday, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Maniac Monday Linky Party Tuesday Food:  Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe BoxTasteful Tuesday Party @ Nap Time Creations,  Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home,  Hand Made Tuesday @ Ladybug BlessingsShare it Link Party @ Winthrop Chronicles Tasty Tuesday
Wednesday Food : What's Cooking Wednesday @ Confessions of Overworked MomCast Party Wednesday @ Lady Behind the Curtain  Wednesday Whatsit @White Lights on Show and Share @ Semi Homemade MomWonderful Food Wednesdays at @ Home Take 2  Thursday Food: Link it Up Thursday @ Seven AliveCreative Thursday @ Michelle's Tasty CreationsFantastic Thursday @ Three Little ChiefsThriving on Thursdays @ DomesblissityFreedom Friday @ My TurnFull Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage  Friday Food: Foodie Friday @ Home Maid SimpleFriday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet HomeFoodie Friday @ Not Your Ordinary Recipes Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness MissFriday Food Frenzy @ Mostly Food and Crafts , Weekend Potluck @ Sunflower Supper Club The Weekend re-Treat @The Best Blog  Recipes

11 comments:

  1. I really like the shape of this kourabiethes...

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  2. going to try this today after making my speculoos.super came out perfect

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  3. Aww, really awesome.. Pass me some pls :)

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  4. first time i'm learning of the corn flour solution in replacememt of eggs, thx a lot for that! they look cute and pretty too!

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  5. Delicious eggless kourabiethes, I love that you substituted egg for cornflour

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  6. These are great cookies! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. These cookies sound delicious and I love the texture. Personally, I enjoy cookies dusted with confectioner's sugar, so I'd be happy :) So lovely and what a simple ingredient list...

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  8. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. These cookies look delicious! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  10. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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Thanks for stopping by. It was nice having you here. Have a good day.

Take care and come back soon.
Best, Tanusree

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