"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself"
- Albert Einstein
Simplicity attracts me and I totally dote on all things free of fuss and unassuming. There is a certain understated elegance about keeping things simple. For instance, a hearty morning walk is enough to rejuvenate the frayed nerves and set a happy course for the day. Don't believe me ? Why not don the sneakers and exit the confines of your home early morning? Staying happy n healthy is that simple ! It is so true and poignant when Da Vinci says that 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication'.
However, in this complex and over-demanding environment, there is a constant urge to assuming complexity for staying ahead. So much that, we forget all the simple pleasures of life. Ditch the clutter,stay positive and yup Keep It Simple Silly !
I assume the same state of mind as regards to cooking too. For me dishes that are fuss-free to cook hold a special place and when the theme for this week's Avant Garde Cookies was Cooking with 5 or less ingredients you know who was grinning ear-to-ear :P
Melting Moments is something I love baking. These cookies literally crumble in to your mouth and hence the name. I have so far been using corn flour to give that melt in your mouth texture, however, when I saw Julia Taylor's (Masterchef Australia Season 4 Runner Up) recipe with custard powder, I itched to make them and man the bake was a runaway hit !
What's in it :-
(Makes:20, Prep Time: 15 to 20 mins,Bake Time: 15 mins)
Here's How :-
Cream the butter till it is light and fluffy. Tip in the custard powder and icing sugar .
Sift the flour along with the baking powder and dunk it in to the dough and mix till well combined.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or till the moments turn a golden hue.
Verdict N Useful Pointers:-
Absolutely delicious ! You can also put the dough in to piping bags and give different shapes to the cookies . Or how about adding cocoa powder and turn them in to chocolatey melting moment. Sandwich them with jam and/or creamy vanilla icing just like julia did to elevate them to a different high. Dust them with icing sugar for a blissful
eating digging experience :D