It was first meant for Sheen to play cos he's bored on a Friday night. Even the reason ain't very romantic agh.
The recipe is from here . I always have doubts about using taro (or yam as more commonly know in asia) in cookies - if guru like Gina is struggling to get the cookies right, let alone me :-) I guess that's nothing to lose since the taro paste was leftover from the earlier steamed taro cake.
Back to the Taro Cookies, I adhered to most part of the recipe, making changes to only 2 things:
- Shortening - all shortening contains transfat, it's a big NO-NO in all my little bakery. I used butter instead.
- Egg wash - it does not make much sense for me to break an egg for the wash and discard the balance, so it is omitted.
bits of yam lurking beneath:Verdict:
- The dough is very hardy. It holds the shape very well, making this suitable for shaped cookies.
- There's a very evident yam taste, and a delightful crunch on the first day. The little salt in it also makes a little addictive, much like the World Peace Cookie.
- Unfortunately things go down hill on the second day... it becomes softer, more chewy, which I dislike. But gosh, I am hook to the saltiness - I kept reaching out 1 after another, perhaps a slim attempt to find a crunchy one. Or am I trying to decipher what went wrong...