Monday, 13 February 2017

Salted Egg Yolk Torture


It was a Saturday afternoon when I embarked on a session of self-torture. I do that all the time. I decided not to go to work so that I can sit back and relax. And what did I do?


I made small dainty cookies. Using a cookie cutter. That my friends is the most sadistic thing (that I do to myself) in my books, as far as cookies are concerned. Why?


Because you make the dough, wrap it up nicely in cling wrap, patiently let it chill in the fridge, roll it out and then cut the dough using a cookie cutter.

Then you paint each cookie with beaten egg yolk using a dinky little brush and then sprinkle black sesame seeds on each one of them using your fat clumsy fingers. I'm tired just thinking about it.


To make matters worse, as you are attempting your first cookie cutout, you realize that the dough is still too soft (in spite of sitting in the fridge for 30 minutes). Then you bunch it all up and put it back in the fridge again. Then you wait some more while a sense of doom comes over you.

Why can't I just vegetate on the sofa on my day off? I don't understand myself.

Look, I am more the plonk, plonk, plonk, type where I just plop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the pan and bung them into the oven. Kautim! All this cookie cutter business is too much for me.

These here are Salted Egg Yolk Cookies. The ones Zoe baked. The ones she made look so easy in her video. 


I have myself to blame for not following Zoe's instructions properly. After cutting the dough and painstakingly transferring them to the pan (and doing that egg yolk and sesame seed thingy), I baked them.


No, no, they may look OK but actually they were not because they were so crumbly and fragile.


See, the cookie breaks easily. But it was so good because it simply melts in your mouth with the taste of butter and salted egg yolks.  


I know I swore not to make these again but the sadist in me has to perfect them at least once to proof to myself that I am not so hopeless when making dainty cookies. Jia yu!

32 comments:

  1. Jia Yu to you! I want to order a batch from you. Boleh? Butter and salted egg yolks taste so delicious! Your cookies are so pretty and dainty. Have you finished eating them now?

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    1. Let me perfect my technique first or else you end up with a bottle of crumbs LOL! This is a small recipe so it all went into my stomach. Last bit was by spoon >.<

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  2. Cair di mulut ni PH..sedapnya..x sedor berbalang abes kukis ni

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    1. PH punya cair di tangan juga :( Macam hancur lebur gitu. Silap teknik ni.

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  3. Good luck in your next baking. I could imagine smelling the cookies, the salted egg yolk. Must be delectable.

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    1. Thanks :) It was good but very crumbly.

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  4. Aduhhh....cookies pakai cutter ni yg i malas PH. I suka yg main cubit cubit tu aje...mcm chocolate chip tu hihi...Cepat sikit siap weyh..

    Tak pernahlah dengar cookies guna salted york ni. Ada rupanya ek...
    Berbaloilah kan buat cookies ni kalau melting dlm mulut

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    1. Kan? Yang cubit2 lebur2 tu yang PH paling suka. Sedap ni, Hainom. Tapi ada silap teknik lah, sebab tu cookies mudah hancur.

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  5. i love the colour of the cookies - so alluring! and that's just on a computer screen - can imagine how irresistible it would be in real life! :D

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    1. The color comes from the egg yolks and butter. It is scrumptious in real life, though crumbly :(

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  6. Ooo...I love salted egg yolk anything...and I love savoury cookies, so I'm sure I'd love these ones...crumbly or not! ^_~ So, what went wrong you think to make the cookies so crumbly?

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    1. You will love these because I walloped the whole batch hah..hah... I don't know what went wrong but I will investigate when I have the time.

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  7. Never had salted egg yolk in cookies, sure would love to try these. Dijamin samapi hari esok? Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Tapi tak dijamin it will arrive intact since it is so fragile. You might receive a bottle of cookie crumbs LOL!

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  8. Hi Phong Hong, Your cookies look pretty! :D

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  9. Hey Plonk-Plonk Aunty, I am back! Your cookies looked good but you need a spoon to scoop & eat lo. You can pass them all to me.

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    1. I did use a spoon towards the end LOL!

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  10. Memang rajin!

    Takpelah, self torture that resulted in a whole batch of yummy cookies!

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    1. It also resulted in self indulgence. I ate the whole batch woohoo!

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  11. Hi Phong Hong, if you have not informed us so much of your cookie baking, I really didn't see anything wrong with them. They look well done. If you notice in my posts, I have never shape my cookies using the cookie cutter. Too tedious for me. I dislike having to chill the dough, rolling the dough in between plastic sheets, lifting them up, placing them on lined trays, hahaha! too time consuming for me has to bake lots of cookies for giveaways. Maybe, I'll try if it is batch for own consumption.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! It was so tedious :( And the result not good in the sense that the cookies were very fragile. Just lifting it, it breaks. But so good to eat!

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  12. So dainty, I think my clumsy fingers will end up making them into other odd shapes than these refined shapes... Anyway, Crumbs or not, they goes into the mouth! Yes, never give up like me.. ahemmm...

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    1. Try and try again and it result in eat and eat again LOL!

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  13. You're so rajinla, for me, aahhh..no lah, even for hari raya, ai prefer kerepek je, or just just pretend ai ada byk duit coz ai pegi kedai and tunjuk2 aje which biskut for raya, haha

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    1. This is called gatal tangan, that's why. Normally PH tak rajin macam tu. Ticer Azimah punya stail better, just beli kat kedai, kautim!

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  14. Great looking cookies! I can imagine the smell and the taste of the cookies in my mouth...mmmm worth all the tedious work la....I am like you, all the cookies will end up in my tummy. Jia yu, Phong Hong!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! They were good cookies, just too fragile.

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  15. I wonder how you ate them since they are so fragile until cannot even hold by hand?

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