Fermented Beancurd 'Nam Yue' Sesame Cookies 南乳香脆可口芝麻饼

This recipe was published on year 2011 from Flavour magazine and finally, I did it ! I am so so so regret for not making this much earlier. This is such an addictive recipe. YES, IT IS REALLY THAT GOOD !!!!  The smell, the flavour and the texture is just SO RIGHT !  "Nam yue" is one of the Chinese famous red fermented beancurd which is widely used in savoury cooking and as time flies, more & more fabulous baking recipes created by using this special ingredient.

Ingredients :
250gm  butter
1/4 tspn  salt
140gm  icing sugar
1 whole egg

2 pieces  red fermented beancurd included 1 tspn red gravy
1 tpsn  pounded garlic

440gm  all purpose flour
1 tspn  5 spice powder
1 tspn  baking powder
1 tspn  baking soda
40gm  black sesame seeds
40gm  white sesame seeds

For coating  :  50gm  black sesame seeds mixed with 50gm white sesame seeds

(1) blend together ingredients (B) till well cooperated. Set aside.
(2) beat ingredients (A) till creamy then stir in mixture (B) till well combined.
(3) now, fold in mixture (C) to form a soft dough, knead till smooth. Then set aside to rest for 30 minutes. For the original recipe, dough need to be chilled before used but skipped that.
(4) again, used a bottle cap for moulding then coat moulded dough with sesame seeds. Later press dough with a slightly smaller round shape gadget to the center to form the curve.
(5) finally, bake at preheated oven 175'C for about 16 minutes or till nicely brown.
(6) set to cool completely before storage.

I am glad I found you.... loving every single bit of you !  Hope you guys will love it too.
Enjoy & Happy Festive Baking !
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