Cookies for the Rookies
3 Easy Raya Bakes to Try Out
In a blink of an eye, Ramadan is almost over and Hari Raya Aidilfitri is in less than 2 weeks. Undoubtedly, we Malaysians can’t celebrate Eid al-Fitr without our Raya cookies and cakes. We love to makan after all!
If you’re used to buying your cookies and cakes from shops and home bakers, maybe try baking something this year. Not only can you make it a family bonding activity, but you can also choose higher-quality ingredients and alter the recipes to your personal preferences.
Here are some easy recipes even beginner bakers can follow!
1. Chocolate chip cookie
Image via Baked by an Introvert
No Raya is complete without the classic chocolate chip cookies! If you’re a fan of Famous Amos cookies, we have good news for you. This viral recipe shared by Baizura Muhammad on Facebook is said to taste exactly like Famous Amos cookies!
This recipe is also super easy, and you’ll have freshly-baked cookies in less than 10 steps.
250g of butter
1 ¼ cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 ½ cups of wheat flour
½ cup of cornflour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate
6 tablespoons of cooking oil
2 cups of chocolate chips
1. Mix the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla essence in a bowl until everything is evenly combined. Make sure to use a spatula or spoon to stir gently. Avoid using a mixer as it will overmix the batter.
2. Then, add in the wheat flour, cornflour, sodium bicarbonate, baking powder, and cooking oil. Remember, mix slowly and stop immediately once the mixture is even.
3.Next, stir in the chocolate chips slowly.
4. This next step is optional. You can add ½ cup to a cup of almond flakes or almond nibs, cornflakes, or even Nestum oats to your batter.
5. Cover the bowl of the cookie dough and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes or more. Once your batter is a bit harder, it’s ready.
6. Grease your baking tray with some butter. Pinch the cookie dough into small pieces and arrange them about an inch apart from each other on the tray.
7. Preheat the oven to 150°C, then bake the cookies for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Finally, take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool so they will be crunchy.
2. Honey Cornflakes
Image via Che Nom
5 cups cornflakes
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 tbsp castor sugar
Cherries or rainbow sprinkles (optional)
Mini paper cups
1. In a pan or pot, melt the butter over low heat. Then, add the honey and sugar. Make sure to stir well until evenly combined.
2. In a bowl, crush the cornflakes into smaller pieces.
3. Next, pour the butter, honey and sugar mixture into the bowl. Mix well until cornflakes are evenly coated
4. Then, put the coated cornflakes into mini paper cups. You can also garnish with cherries or rainbow sprinkles for a colourful finish.
5. Preheat the oven to 150°C and bake for 10-15 minutes.
6. Lastly, allow them to cool and store in an airtight container.
3. Batik Cake
Image via Pinterest
Batik cake is another treat people look forward to during Raya. This chocolaty goodness is super easy to make and requires no baking! You can also add a chocolate ganache topping for extra oomph! Emilee’s Kitchen on YouTube will show you every step of this recipe.
300g marie biscuit
100g condensed milk
2tbsp cocoa powder
1. In a pan or pot, melt the butter over low heat.
2. Let the butter cool down a little bit before adding the milk, condensed milk, egg (whisked), milo and cocoa powder. If your butter is too hot when you add in the egg, your egg will form clumps.
3. Mix everything evenly and on low heat.
4. Your mixture is done. Make sure to turn off the heat before adding in the marie biscuits.
5. In a separate bowl, crush the marie biscuits into halves or quarters (depending on your preferences). Then, add the crushed biscuits into the mixture.
6. Mix everything until every biscuit is coated with the milo batter.
7. Next, pour the mixture into a baking tin lined with baking paper and flatten the mixture with your spatula.
8. Finally, put it in the fridge overnight, and you can enjoy your very own batik cake the next day.
With these recipes, your house will be stocked up with delicious Raya treats in no time. And the best part is, you can always make more when you run out!
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