Friday, May 15, 2009

Suspiros (Sighs)

Sighs is what one has to do when eating these cookies. Something like mmmmmmmm! For instance, kid #3 gobbled three of them still warm. Golden youth! Where does she put them?

Those of you afraid of getting dirty in the kitchen: refrain from doing this recipe. Already as a little child it was me the one greasing the pans with butter and these tiny hands...

Anyway, here they are.

Suspiros

Ingredients:
  • 500 gr. flour
  • 140 gr. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 25 gr. butter, room temperature
  • 125 gr. margarine, room temperature
  • 100 gr. lard, room temperature
Method:
  1. Put the flour in a bowl, close at hand.
  2. In a separated bowl, put egg, sugar, fats and mix with one bare hand, until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Slowly, add flour and keep kneading. You have to have a soft dough but it shouldn't stick to your fingers.
  4. Flour your kitchen counter. Roll the dough. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter or a cup.
  5. Bake at 200ÂșC in a preheated oven about 20 min., 'till they turn pale golden.
  6. Rub them in sugar when they're still warm, because if they get cold, sugar won't stick.
  7. Try one. Sigh.

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