I just love Peabody´s recent post titled “Life is like a bowl of cupcakes”? Sweet, isn´t it?
I read my fried MP´s latest blog entry and it brought a smile my face. Her whimsical, deeply romantic and beautifully written entry (in Vietnamese) reminds me of the sweetest things in life. It may sound cheesy but sometimes I forget to look around and get inspired by things around me.
At home I got some goodies to cheer me up with a cup of strong black Vietnamese coffee. I love to have some home-baked goodies around. My absolute favourite at the moment is white chocolate-pistachio combo. And do you know the `secret´ to the cookies? Condensed milk that is. It gives the cookies such a rich and creamy taste. Sure the cookies are not crunchy, but that is how I love it. If I want crunchy cookies, I will bake Anzac biscuits instead.
It feels like winter in Sydney at the moment (the wind, oh the wind. So strong and cold). But with these, I feel the comfort of being home. Tonight will be a night in for me after a few weeks of travelling, airport delay, and excessive eating out. There are a few episodes of silly but entertaining Korean drama to be watched. Life is good, really.
200 unsalted butter
1/4 cup castor sugar
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup condensed milk
2 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup white chocolate, chopped
1 cup pistachio (the unsalted ones), chopped
Turn the oven to 190C.
Cream sugar and butter until pale and light. Add in the condensed milk and beat until creamy.
Sift flour into the butter and sugar mixture. Add in the chocolate, salt and chopped pistachio. Stir to combine.
Drop a tablespoon of the batter onto a lined baking sheet. Flatten the ball a little with your hand.
Bake for about 15´ until the cookies are golden. Take out and leave to cool on a rack.