As planned, I worked on our raya cookies project with my mum earlier today. As it was my first time and my mum couldn't seem to find her old kitab recipe, I had to make do with the recipes I got from a magazine. I learned a very valuable lesson today, never trust any recipes in magazines or cook books, they usually won't turn out as good unless if you know how to modify the ingredients to get the best outcome.
Okie so I hafta admit, good recipes or not, my first attempt spelled disaster with a capital D! The first batch was not well done, the second one burnt to the highest degree and the third and so on, erkkk...I lost track on what happened to them. Though it's edible after countless of trial and error, but it's nothing to be bragged about. The cocoa walnut cookies I made were too
After it was all over and I surrendered for the day, I lied back and told my hubby in a defeated tone "I don't want to make kuih raya anymore lah, I wanna sell all those bahan mentah and whatnots on the net, perhaps I'll give some discounts for the purchasers" and right at that moment my mother who was praying burst out laughing! She apparently, was waiting for that sentence to come out of my mouth. Haha..and then both of us couldn't stop laughing about it until my stomach was all cramped from too much laughter.
Though I was tired and worn out from all the slavery, I did enjoy myself. It's been too long since I had a little fun doing something with my mum like the way
Anyway, next week we shall try again but this time, I need to get a proper recipe before I embark on the journey to the cookie land again. I'm thinking of the delicious mazola cookies and almond london. Does anyone care to share their kickass recipe with me, pwetty please???