Sunday, 12 September 2010

Le copycat que ne fonctionne pas

In bakeries all over my country there is a kind of biscuit called "Masas secas". I do not know what the equivalent of these biscuits in the rest of world is, if there is one. But I simply love them! So with that thought in mind, having found the recipe on I just had to try to make them. So I put it on the list.
What list?
Well, my boyfriend and I both love sweets but we sure as hell don't want to get fat by eating them all the time. So my boyfriend came up with a brilliant idea: "Treat night!". We cook a treat once a week. This happens on the weekends mostly since during the week we both work and don't have the time. And every time we find a recipe that looks amazing and that we want to cook we put it on our "Do Want" list.

And thus, last night my boyfriend and I spent our night making these delicious biscuits. But we found out that the recipe was not correct. This brings us to the title of this post: Le copycat que ne fonctionne pas! The copycat recipe didn't work! The dough was not the same as those masas secas that we buy. The texture was completely different and the taste, although similar, was not the same. We were a bit disappointed that they did not turn out to be exactly what we were after, but we cannot deny that they really are delicious anyway. 
Here I share the recipe and some amateur photos of the different stages of the cooking!
Try them! You won't regret it!


2 cups all-pourpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 egg
1 teaspoon vainilla
1/4 cup milk
100 grs. soft butter
4 teaspoons baking powder
12 spoonfulls of sugar
dulce de leche (as much as you want)
white chocolate (as much as you want)
Dark chocolate (as much as you want)
crunchy almonds (as much as you want)

Preparing instructions:

Mix all the dry ingredients and then add the butter, egg, milk and vainilla. Mix well until you get an uniform dough. Let it rest in the fridge for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven at 350F. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it until it is 1cm thick. Cut it then with any cookie cutter any shape you want. Take them to the oven and cook them for about 10 minutes.
Melt over bein marie/ double boiler, white chocolate. In another double boiler melt dark chocolate. (you can do both or just one of the chocolates)

After this you can do three things:
1.- you can simply dip half the cookie in one of the chocolates. Sprinkle with a bit of crunchy almonds and put in on a rack so the excess of chocolate drips.
2.- or you can spread some dulce de leche on top of one cookie then cover it with another cookie as in a sandwich and then repeat 1.
3.- get one round cookie make a big big pile of dulce de leche on top of it and then repeat number 1.

I recomend making numbre 2 and 3 the most. Hope you like them! If you make them, please come back here and let me know how it turned out!

This is number 3.

This is number 2.

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