Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

Here we go, one more Halloween treat!!

Looks Jack-o'-lantern???

Pumpkin Cookies are a soft and spongy textured cookie with the earthy flavor of pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cookies(about 30pieces)
100g Pumpkin (peel and cut into dice)
100g Butter (softened)
80g Brown sugar
2 Egg yolks
250g Rising flour
Half teaspoon of Baking powder
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Pumpkin seeds

50g Dark chocolate (chopped)
1 teaspoon of oil

1.In a bowl, sift flour and baking powder together.
 Heat pumpkin with microwave for 5 minutes. Mash them, and make it paste.

2. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar with your electric mixer (or a hand mixer) until light and fluffy.

3. Add egg yolks one at a time, mix well after each addition.

4. Add pumpkin paste (1) and vanilla extract, and beat until incorporated.

5. Add half of flour mixture, mix with spatula with care, then add left flour in it. mix it until hard
to mix with spatula. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap, and place it into the fridge for 1 hour.

6. Preheat oven at 180c.
Divide the dough into 30 or you like. Make them oval shape, and press with your palms(about 5mm thick).
Put a pumpkin seed the top as calyx. Scar pattern with a dough scraper or a knife.

7. Place them onto a baking sheeted tray.  Bake them at 180c for 15-18minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cookie comes out clean. Remove from oven and transfer to wire lack to cool  down.

8. Melt dark chocolate, and mix with oil. Place some of the filling in a piping bag fitted with a small plain tip and pipe faces on the tops of each cookie.
Cool them down.

Have a fun!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Pumpkin Cheese Cake

Trick or Treat??
Halloween is comming soon. 

Pumpkin sweet baking for Halloween!!
Have a good pirty!

This cheese cake is easy to make. Just mix all of ingredients, and bake it.
Beautiful coloer...Yellow punpkin cream cheese, Black Oreo cookie crust bottom.

I use a 15cm round cake tin. This is a small cake recipe.

Frost cocoa powder and icing sugar for decretion. I used this halloween  ornament for decoration.

Halloween Pumpkin Cheese Cake (15cm round)

Crust Bottom
150g Oreo cookies
40g Butter  (melted)

200g Pumpkin (Cut skin off and cut into dice)
1 Table spoon  of Sugar
100g Cream cheese (softened)
1 Egg  (Beaten)
50g Sugar
1 Table spoon of rising flour
1 Table spoon of Lemon zest

Cocoa powder
Icing sugar

Crust bottom
 ①Crush the oreo cookies with a rolling pin. Combine cookies and melted butter. Press into an oiled 15cm round cake tin. Place into freezer while preparing filling.

②Preheat oven at 180c.
Heat pumpkin with microwave for 5 minutes. Mash them, combine 1 table of sugar, make it paste.
③Whipe cream cheese untill smooth, add 50g sugar and blend. Gradually mix in egg and pumpkin paste, mix just blended well.
④Add sifted rising flour, mix with spatula gently. Add lemon zest, mix gently.
⑤Pour the filling into oreo crust.
⑥Bake it at 170c for 40-50minutes.

⑦Cool it down. Take it out from cake tin with care.
⑧Frost cocoa powder and icing sugar.