Happy New Year! May the year be filled with blessings for all of us. 6 days down, another 360 (yes, we have an extra day this year) to go, so I guess it's still not too late to wish for a blissful 360 days!
With Christmas behind us and Chinese New Year around the corner, I know something christmasy sounds way late, something auspicious to usher in dragon luck would be more timely instead. But hey, don't they say better late than never, moreover this is a Christmas after-effect, made possible by a Christmas present from afar. So, join me as I take you on a little time travel...back to Christmas :)
These are 2 bakes made some christmasy ingredients i received for christmas, chocolate mint and butterscotch morsels from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE. I also found out that they have quite a bit of products with recommended recipes at their site that looks mouth-watering. (Hint, hint, if you are reading) I have never come across locally.
First up, the Butterscotch Raisin Loaf. All I can say is this was really yummy! The morsels gave the bread a sweet, nice smelling buttery taste. After getting the bread dough ready, just roll it flat, sprinkle with butterscotch morsels and raisins and roll it up again. I followed a new tangzhong recipe for the bread dough but I found it wet making it quite a challenge to handle, I will stick to the recipe used for Fruity Braided Bread the next time around.
These chocolate mint cookies were good too, if you are the type who loves the minty flavour. Little one doesn't, its like eating toothpaste to him :) But I love them though, i like the refreshing and the slight burning effect. I merely followed the recipe at the back of the pack, really easy.
Thank you for the nice gift, it was a new experience for me and i enjoyed learning how to use them.
Ok, time to go back in time, I promise it will be something that will bring the dragon roaring in the next time around!
Have a great year ahead, everyone!