Sunday, January 16, 2011

Melting Moments And Still Studying

This promises to be another short and sweet post. I guess that is going to be the case till March 30th. And then Sweet Sweet Freedom!!!!! Freedom from nagging. Nagging, not getting nagged. At least I have that on my side. I am the Nagger. My poor son is on the other side. He is the Nagged. We have completely stopped having any sort of conversation leave alone having a pleasant conversation. Our exchange of words these days are restricted to - from my side - Study, don't waste time, open your books, don't waste time, we don't have much time left, study, don't waste time, look at so and so studying, it is your last chance, it is your life... the list goes on. From his side it is either a sullen silence or just a quick pretence to devoting his time to studies. Half hour goes by and then the cycle starts again. I can almost see a bunch of Board Exam Moms nodding their heads very sagely knowing exactly what I am talking about. Anyway I console myself with the fact that this too shall pass..

To take my mind off, here is something deliciously yummy. Melting Moments. The name itself says it all, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, that is not the case. These cookies certainly don’t melt in the mouth. They are crisp and have just the right amount of bite to it. Very simple to make but I have to warn you, require loads of butter. I made them for a recent bloggers meet. I loved them and I am sure you will too. Try it out....


85 grams All Purpose Flour

25 grams Cornflour

85 grams Butter

115 grams Icing Sugar


Sift the flour and the cornflour together till well mixed.

Cream the butter and sugar till light and creamy.

Add in the flours into the butter & sugar mixture.

Mix well. Add in a teaspoon of milk if you feel it is too stiff.

Make into small marble sized balls and place on an ungreased tray. Leave plenty of room between the cookies for spreading while baking.

Bake at 180 deg C for about 10 minutes. Watch very carefully as they can go from golden brown to burnt in a couple of minutes.



Sayantani said...

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Anyways let me wish you a belated happy new year.
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do this as per your convenience.

All the best to you and your sonny boy.

Priya Sreeram said...

Hi there-- am still a good 8-10 years away from that phase, but i can very well remember my school days ! the same conversation (or lack of it) with my mom !!!! sigh-- but yes this too shall pass and will come to an end that is bright n colourful !! nice recipe ! all the best for your son and for u too !