More meh meh for Chinese New Year. I moulded these sheep out of mashed potatoes, the pink portion was coloured using beets.
The sheep are resting on black hokkien noodles. The design for my sheep were actually inspired by the sheep cookies I made, you can spot them in the basket at the back.
If you want to make these sheep, you can check out my post HERE on how to prepare the mashed potatoes, the way to mould the sheep is the same as my sheep cookies, and I will be sharing the step-by-step picture at the end of this post.
The sheep cookies I made. I made 2 designs, which one do you like better? The side view one was a cookie design I saw online.
I used a butter cookie recipe to make these but I think the german cookie recipe would be a better choice.
This one is made using german cookie recipe. I was using the german cookie recipe to make another sheep design and I just moulded one to test it out. Both recipes taste good. I'll be sharing the butter cookie recipe for today. I'll share the german cookie recipe next week for another sheep design.
The recipe below will start off with this sheep design.
And then followed by this. This second one is slightly easier and faster to make than the first one. :)
SHEEP BUTTER COOKIE RECIPE
235g plain flour/cake flour
5g cocoa powder
100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
100g fine castor sugar
pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
- Cream butter and sugar till it turns pale and fluffy, adding in the sugar in 3 additions.
- Add in egg yolk and mix well. Weigh and divide the mixture into 2 portions of 150g and 100g.
- Sift in 95g of plain flour, 5g of cocoa powder to 100g of the mixture in step 2, mix well till a dough is formed. This will be the chocolate coloured dough. Sift in 150g of plain flour to 150g of the mixture in step 2, mix well till a dough is formed. Wrap the dough using cling wrap and refrigerate for half and hour.
- Remove dough from fridge. For the first sheep design, take the plain dough and roll into little balls, join them as to form the body of the sheep.
- Take the chocolate coloured dough and mould out the sheep's head.
- Continue to use chocolate dough to mould out the hands and legs.
- Use plain coloured dough to roll out small balls for the fur on the sheep's head.
- Use plain coloured dough to roll out the ears.
- Use a toothpick to draw the mouth of the sheep and make indentations on the ears.
- Use a toothpick to poke two holes for the eyes.
- Bake at 160 degrees celcius for around 15 minutes.
- For the second sheep design, start off by rolling plain coloured dough into little balls to form the body.
- Mould the brown coloured dough to form the head, ears and feet.
- Use a toothpick to poke holes for the eyes and make indentations for the feet and ears.
- Bake them at 160 degrees celcius for around 15 minutes as well.