Nastar pineapple cookies, salted egg cookies and also sesame seed cookies.
I reprised the recipes I used last year since I was rather happy with how the cookies turned out. For sesame cookies, I used Wen's Delight's recipe, but I reduced the sugar to 70g .... so the cookies turned out not sweet, yet quite crunchy and textural and nutty in flavour. Not bad actually. My mom liked them.
Since I had a supply of durian this year, I decided to make a non-baked durian cheesecake. I was really happy with it because it was a hit with my relatives. The cake was so, so satisfying as everyone loved the creamy and rich and flavourful cake!
The best item for me this year - the non-baked durian cheesecake.
This was also a recipe from Wen's Delight. However, I only used 1 bar of 250g cream cheese to make a smaller cake, and had to adjust the recipe accordingly. Consequently, this is my measurement for the ingredients :
- 250g durian
- 1 Tbsp sugar
I removed the durian flesh off the seeds, and put them in a food processor to grind. Then I cooked them with 1 Tbsp of sugar. The rest of the ingredients included :
- 250g cream cheese
- 40g sugar
- 250g durian
- 250 whipping cream
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- less than 1 tbsp of gelatin
- 2.5 Tbsp water
The cheese layer was really creamy, which made the cake difficult to serve; but the taste was really superb. Love it and will make it again when I get my hands on more durian. :))