Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sheep Cookie & Hello Kitty Bento

Happy Chinese New Year, I wish you good health and happiness in the Year of the Sheep. :) My kitchen has been closed since wednesday, happy to take a break from cooking and washing up, lol. My boys are going back to school tomorrow, so my kitchen will be open again, feeling a little lazy after the short break though.

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I made this Hello Kitty sheep bento to match with the lovely Hello Kitty charm I received from a bento friend. My photo does not do justice to the beautiful charm, it's a lot more glittery in real life.

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The idea for the Hello Kitty sheep was from a plush I saw in Japan last December. I immediately snapped a picture of it using my handphone because I thought I might want to make it into a bento.

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The pink rice was coloured with pink sushi mix. The other details were done using egg, kamaboko and nori. Can you spot the sheep cookie in the bento box?

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The idea for these sheep cookies were from the sheep pineapple tarts made by HuiのBento Journal. She has a video recipe of how to create the pineapple tarts on her page.

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I did not follow her steps exactly, you can refer to my recipe below on how I did mine.

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I used German cookie recipe for these sheep. German cookie is quite a popular recipe among most baking blogs, the cookies are easy to make and simply melts in your mouth.

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This recipe can be used to mould my previous sheep design which I shared HERE too.

SHEEP GERMAN COOKIE RECIPE

Ingredients:
125g butter
50g icing sugar, sifted
125g potato starch
80g cake flour

Method:
  1. Beat butter and icing sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Sift in potato starch and flour, mix till a soft dough is formed.
  3. Wrap dough with cling wrap and refrigerate for half an hour.
  4. Take a portion of the dough and fill in a pipping bag with a small round tip.
  5. Take dough and roll into small balls, arrange on a lined baking tray.
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  7. Pipe out fur of the sheep.
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  9. Pipe out horn of the sheep.
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  11. Add on sesame seeds for the eyes and nose.
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  13. Use a toothpick to poke a hole for the mouth.
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  15. Bake at 160 degrees celcius for 15 minutes.

9 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! Such an adorable bento! Love the sheep cookie, is it hard to pipe cookie dough out using such a small piping tip?

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    1. Tk u, Jean. It's not hard, this tip is not that small.

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  2. 恭喜发财!Everything so pretty!

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  3. Happy New Year Ming, I hope you enjoyed all the yummy foods! Lovely HK bento and the cookies are so adorable, I wish to have some now:)

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  4. Happy new year!!luv both,thks for sharing,I luv German cookie too^^

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  5. Oh my gosh, these are so cute! My daughter would love them!

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