Friday, September 9, 2011

Jackfruit cookies ring


Jackfruit cookies ring
( from wikipedia )
Jackfruit is commonly used in South and Southeast Asian cuisines.[16] It can be eaten unripe (young) when cooked, or ripe uncooked.[16] The seeds may be boiled or baked like beans. The leaves are used as a wrapping for steamed idlis.

[edit]Young fruit

The young fruit is called Polos in Sri Lanka. It is a dish with spices to replace meat curries in Sri Lankan cuisine. The skin of unripe (young) jack fruit must be pared first and discarded and then the whole fruit can be chopped into edible portions and cooked to be eaten. The raw young fruit is not edible.[16] Young jackfruit has a mild flavour and distinctive poultry like texture. The cuisines of IndiaNepalBangladesh,Sri LankaIndonesiaCambodia, and Vietnam use cooked young jackfruit.[16] In Indonesia, young jackfruit is cooked with coconut milk as gudeg. In many cultures, jackfruit is boiled and used in curries as a staple food[17]

Jackfruit chips
In the Philippines it is cooked with coconut milk (Ginataang langka)

[edit]Ripe fruit

Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet with subtle flavouring. It can be used to make a variety of dishes including custards[18] , cakes, halo-halo and more. Ripe jackruit arils are sometimes seeded, fried and sold as jackfruit chips.
Just another experiment,i made cookies from ripe jackfruit,turn out really good,i really like it :) so i posted here to share with you guys,if you are  not familiar with jackfruit,is available in most asian market.
ripe jackfruits in syrup

 Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter ( room temperature plus extra for greasing)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
finely grated rind of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour ( plus extra for dusting )
1/2 cup finely chopped ripe jackfruit

Icing :
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 lemon juice
( mix the confectioners sugar with the lemon juice )




 preparation :
preheat the oven to 400 degree F
grease baking sheets
cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy,beat in the egg yolk and lemon rind
sift the flour,stir then add chopped sweet jackfruits,mixing with your hands to a soft dough
roll out the dough on lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch
stamp out  round with a cookie cutter.
stamp out the center of each round with an -inch cutter
place the ring on the prepared baking sheet,re roll any trimming and cut more cookies
bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes
let cool for few minutes then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling
drizzle icing over the cookies and let stand until set



7 comments:

Christine's Pantry said...

I love your cookies. Yum!

Nava Krishnan said...

This dessert is so cool, I like the way you have made it into lovely rings.

Angie's Recipes said...

Must be very flavourful and delicious!

Peggy said...

These cookies sound really tasty! I've yet to have jackfruit before, but might have to pick some up soon =)

T and Tea Cake said...

I've always wanted to try out jackfruits but never really new how (I've seen the canned version in asian supermarkets before like you said). This recipe sounds like a good to do so. :)
Cheers,
Tobias

Asian-spice mix said...

@ all thanks for comments,as always i really appreciated :)

Asian-spice mix said...

@Angie's Recipes
Thanks anggie,,,i love your blog/website,photography are amazing :)