Desserts and cakes

Cherry blossom cookies!!!


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Here I am....finally back home after 10 long days!!! But spring is back and the sun is shining in Rome. I love this season, the flowering trees...the mild temperatures cheer me up!!! In Japan also is the best time of the year for me with the spectacular show of the cherry blossom...but I let you read a bit more about the "Hanami" in the april's issue of Open Kitchen Magazine...where you can read my article!
Here is a very easy cookies recipe, made with cherry blossom syrup and powdered cherry blossoms.  I have to say thank you to my colleague Michiko san for getting these ingredients for me!!!

Cherry blossom cookies
Difficulty: easy
Preparation time:30 minutes
Rest time: 30 minutes
Ingredients for approximately 100 mini cookies
250g flour
150g butter
1 egg
50g sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon cherry blossom powder
4 tablespoon cherry blossom syrup
Reduce the sugar to a fine powder (alternatively you can use icing sugar). With a food processor mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, cherry blossom powder and butter until you get a mixture that resembles breadcrumbs. At this point add the egg and syrup to bind together the dough. Mix quickly.
Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the pastry to a 5mm thickness and cut the biscuits. 
To make the pinwheel cookies, simply prepare a plain pastry without the cherry blossom powder and syrup.
Roll out the pink and plain pastry dough to a 3 mm thickness. Brush the top of the plain dough with an egg white then place the pink dough on top of the plain one. Brush the top again with egg white and beginning on one edge, roll the doughs to make a log so the two colours spiral inside each other.
Wrap the log in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes. 
Slice the log into rounds about 5 mm thick.
Place cookies in a parchment lined tray and bake in a warm oven at 140ÂșC  for 15/20 minutes. 
If you don’t find the cherry blossom essence you could use other flowers, such as rose petals. For the pinwheel cookies you can simply use  cocoa powder. 

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1 commenti

  1. Che belli che sono!!!! Ottimi colori, rosa mio preferito;)