Sugee cookies are my all time favorite cookies. The nutty sweet sandy crispy cookie with just a tang of saltishness really tastes so wonderful.
This recipe is from Little Teochew. Yeah, I get a lot of recipes from her blog. She’s one of my favorite, you know. 🙂
Our company starts work on Friday. Since last Saturday, I have been baking like mad. I really seem to be spending my Chinese New Year break doing loads of baking. Today, I am finally tired. If it could speak, my poor oven would probably call the union to complain about overwork.
The lavender cupcake smells so good. When eating it, you’ll get the lavender fragrance with every bite. It does take getting used to, since I always associate lavender with hand creams, bath gels and room sprays. Haha. The recipe did have some lemon zest in it, but the lavender kinds of overpowers the lemon.
I chose not to frost the lavender cupcakes since I overfilled the liners. Anyway most of my family members and friends don’t like frosting, so I thought to give them an unfrosted choice at this party.
The vanilla cupcake was unfrosted and real ugly so I didn’t take any pictures. I tried to make a salted caramel frosting but the recipe didn’t work out for me. The frosting was so runny, I ended up trying to “fix” it by adding more icing sugar. Added up to at least 2 cups more and still the icing didn’t seem right. I gave it up. Maybe it was the butter, maybe it was the caramel or maybe it is just me. I threw the whole lot away and made a lavender buttercream frosting instead. It was a really simple frosting, just butter, icing sugar and lavender milk.
Lavender milk was made by infusing 3/4 teaspoons of edible dried lavender flower in 1/2 cup of whole milk, bringing the mixture to a boil then turning off the fire and letting it steep in a covered pot for 15 minutes. This frosting looked okay. I even added 3 drops of violet food paste into the icing. Since the party was at 3pm, I didn’t frost the cupcakes but asked my parents to bring them to my sister’s home and frost it nearer to the time.
I hope it turns out well. *Cross my fingers and toes*