Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Granny's Baking Ammonia Cookies

We woke up this morning hearing howling wind and falling rain. We're supposed to be in the middle of Springtime, but the impression is that we switched Earth's side and we are in the middle of a regular Autumn.
In order to improve our mood, I decide to bake something that can taste good with a cup of hot chocolate, or a mug of fresh coffee, or a fluffy cappuccino: my granny's Ammonia cookies :-)

They are spongy and delicate, with a light sugar taste that makes them a perfect match for every hot drink.

500 gr Flour
200 gr Sugar
2 Eggs
80 ml Oil (Peanut, sunflowers, ecc...)
100 ml Milk
10 gr Baking Ammonia
Decorating sugar

Warm the milk and mix the Baking ammonia in it. Beat the eggs with sugar until they form a light cream, add oil and milk gradually. When all ingredients are well mixed you can start to add the flour.
The dough will be quite sticky, so oil your hands before forming cookies. This kind of cookie rises three time the original size, so be careful to let enough place in between. The classic size is the elongated, you can obtain it forming a cookie 8cm long and 2cm wide.     
Cook the cookies 10-15 minutes at 180°C
Once the cookies have a golden color open the oven and CLOSE YOUR EYES! The vapor that is coming out contains ammonia, so if you are invested by this smelly cloud your eyes will burn as if you've been swimming in the sea :P

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