Freshly and Lovingly Baked on : 27th Sept 2015
Time of the year and I am late again. The truth of the matter is, I am not able to find the alkaline water that is needed for the bake. They are sold out at all bake shops. Nevertheless, better late than never. So I am at it today.
The traditional shapes are goldfish, koi fish or piglets. I have made them into pigs before. So I thought hard as to what other shapes can I made them into. I was flipping through Sunday times today and saw Sherman the shark! Sharks are “fishes” too, isn’t?
The other shape which I have been dreaming to make is Gudetama. It is a food character from Sanrio. You can read more about this very cute egg which I love so much from the below blog. I love its “buttocks” and I cannot explain why it is so adorable. It just tug at my heart everytime I see it. What I am worried about is shaping these cuties free hand.
The dowager was ready excited to see it. The conversation goes:
Dowager: ” Where are the cookie molds for the sharks?”
Me: “What moods?” ====> Feeling puzzled
Dowager: ” then how did you shape these shermans?”
Me: -_- ” FREE HAND!”
Dowager: “I didn’t know you are so talented.”
There are no biscuit molds available to shape these. So you simply has to use your imagination and try it! As Nike’s slogan reads “JUST DO IT!”
125 Golden syrup
35g Canola oil
1/8 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 Tsp Alkaline Water
210g Cake Flour
Mix the oil, syrup, alkaline water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl. Ensure that they are incoporated well. Next, add in the cake flour in batches. Mix well on each addition. You will realised it became more and more difficult each round.
Steps by steps
Rest these for 2 hours in the fridge before shaping. It can get rather sticky and having some canola oil at hand will be of great help. Oil your hand before shaping. It will also help if you wash your hand after making 2 designs as your hand will be sticky by then! Once all is done, bake it in a preheated oven of 175 degree for 8 mins.
Raw forms after shaping:
Sherman the shark!
Baking in progress: