~In the mornings, me and Kak Wilmar are usually bored. Why? Well, Ajay goes to school and Uncle and Aunty have to work. Anil sleeps till 2pm…. So on Thursday morning, Kak and I decided to try making mooncakes. Lemmi tell you about the recipe I found– IT WAS FOR JAM TARTS, NOT MOONCAKES. I don’t even know why the author wrote Mooncakes.
I was a fool to not give the end result image further thought, but that title was deceiving as hell! Here’s the recipe to the Jam Tarts => NOT a Mooncake Recipe
~Albeit being delicious, Jam Tarts are Jam Tarts and Mooncakes are Mooncakes. No confusing those two. Nope. Anyway, yesterday night I was taken to the Glass Temple in Johor to pray!! The temple was beautiful, and it even had statues of the other Gods of other religions inside. After praying,(this whole month is a special prayer month for the God Amma(mother) and today’s the last day of the festival) we went to this place called Beryani Village to have dinner. Delicious Beryani rice and naan bread with its wonderful curries and chutneys 😀
~We were done eating and were about to leave when three of Aunty’s ex-neighbours (aunty and uncle moved house around a year back; now they’re staying at Senibong Cove) came in. They talked, and a ex-neighbour (Aunty Kiren, i believe) tied Anil’s hair for him after commenting on it xD We took selfies in the toilet before leaving hehe
~Damn, I look weird in those selfies ._. And my poses look like exact copies…. Okay, back on track. The recipe to super simple Jam Tarts!!
1. 1/4 cup white sugar
2. One egg yolk
3. 1/2 cup salted butter
4. 1 cup all-purpose flour
5. Your favourite jam. Around one cup.
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Add the sugar, butter and egg yolk into a bowl and stir.
3. Add in the flour. Use a electric mixer and mix the mixture.
4. Form the dough into a large ball and refrigerate it for around 30minutes.
5. Unwrap the chilled dough and make tiny balls. Make holes in the middle and add in the jam into the holes. (We added blueberry jam for some and Kaya for the rest) Put the tarts onto baking paper on the baking tray.
6. Bake for around 20minutes or until golden.
~The recipe said the dough makes around 24 cookies, and that’s how many we managed to make 😀 Used a different tray to make the rest of the cookies. I rate this recipe 7.2/10 because I was expecting a jam tart recipe to produce Mooncakes 😥 The dough was delicious though! It was the first time in my life I baked using a microwave! Kak said the microwave they had had a baking option and showed me how it worked. So coolllll.
~I have to warn you though, you might want to bake the cookies first before adding in the jam. When the jam baked, it was all bubbly and the kaya-filled cookies was even slightly burned in the middle 😦 just came back from Jusco with Aunty Latha and Kak Wilmar. We’re gonna make cheesecake and chocolate mousse soon 😀
~It’s gonna be dinner time and Ajay and his parents are gonna go to a party. Ajay’s Japanese classmates parents called them over. Anil and I are gonna go have Abang Burn’s Burger Bakar for dinner! I heard that he was a small shop once, and now he even has shops in Kuala Lumpur!
I’LL BE BACK *puts on terminator glasses* Yeaaaaaa
16/08/2014 Saturday, Johor