Who among us does not love the famous cookies "Kurabie"? Its taste is familiar to every modern person since childhood, when it was considered a special delicacy. Cooking cookies "Kurabie" at home with a set of current products and kitchen appliances will have no difficulty. And you can find recipes in our article.
Secrets of international cookies
Legend has it that the famous Kurabie cookies were invented by the servant of a Persian sultan. On one of the dark nights, the thieves took away all the sweets from the rich's pantry, which at that time were customary to serve. Then the smart sender decided to bake a treat from the available products. Eggs, flour, and butter went into the business, and saffron and powdered sugar decorated the pastries.
The sultan liked the treat so much that he began offering it to his friends and soon the recipe became popular in all the East. Much time has passed since then, and the recipes in different countries have undergone changes:
- In Iran it is accepted to bake a delicacy, adding nuts to the dough: almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts.
- The Turks have invented to make a similar delicacy of the two halves, and the jam is placed in the middle.
- Oriental notes of sandy cookies give special spices and spices, such as cloves, cinnamon, cardamom.
- But the most delicious is the Soviet cookie "Kurabie" according to GOST, when a little starch is added to the dough.
Try it and you cook this forever young and very popular oriental delicacy.
"Kurabie" with a taste of childhood
How to make delicious kurabie cookies at home? Of course, to take advantage of the recipe of our great-great-grandmothers, because this is the only way to remember the sweet and pleasant taste of childhood. In general, gentle and moderately sweet cookies "Kurabie" you can cook using this recipe from the photo.
- 100 g margarine;
- ¾ Art. flour;
- 1 egg;
- jam or jam;
- 4 tbsp. l powdered sugar.
- Beforehand we get margarine out of the fridge and let it soften completely at room temperature. The process will go much faster if it is pre-cut into cubes.
- Then move the margarine into the bowl for the blender and add the same icing sugar. All well beat with a mixer at medium speed.
- Separate the white from the yolk. Make it easier to throw the yolk from one part of the shell to another.
- When the mixture in the mixer becomes quite homogeneous, add an egg and a little vanilla to it. Mix all ingredients with a silicone spatula, no need to whip.
- Now in small portions add the sifted flour to the bowl and knead well. The dough should be slightly watery, so that it is easily squeezed out of a cooking syringe.
- We shift the dough into a pastry bag, and if there is no such fixture in the kitchen, use a plastic bag with a cut corner.
- Squeeze the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment in small portions. Ensure that there is a distance of 1-2 centimeters between adjacent cookies.
- Put a little jam on top of each biscuit and remove the baking tray in an oven preheated to 200 degrees.
- Bake "Kurabie" need 15-20 minutes or until golden appetizing crust appears. Cookies should be cooled before serving.
From Turkey with love
Be sure to try the Turkish version of baking. Surely this cookie "Kurabie" will make an indelible impression on you.
- 1 tbsp. flour;
- 1 egg;
- 150 g margarine;
- 6 tbsp. l powdered sugar;
- 180 grams of starch;
- two bars of dark chocolate;
- Beat with a mixer in a deep bowl of margarine softened to room temperature and powdered sugar.
- Then add to the mixture an egg, a little vanillin and mix the ingredients thoroughly with a spoon.
- Pour some cornstarch, for potato you need to slightly reduce the dose, and continue to knead until smooth.
- In small portions, without ceasing to constantly stir, we add flour, and when it becomes hard to work with a spoon, we lay the dough on the table and continue to knead with our hands.
- The finished soft, but not sticky dough roll into a ball and wrap it with cling film. Remove the dough in the fridge for half an hour.
- Then we take out the dough and roll it into a small sausage. We cut it into small pieces, and each of them we roll into a ball.
- We spread the balls on a baking sheet, pre-closing it with parchment paper, and slightly pressing it down, giving them an oval shape. On the one hand, with the help of a fork, we make drawings on each ball of dough.
- Remove the baking tray in the oven, where the cookies should be prepared for about 10 minutes at 160 degrees.
- While "Kurabie" is ripening in the oven, proceed to the preparation of the glaze. To do this on a slow fire in a small saucepan, melt pieces of chocolate bar.
- Dip the finished cookies on one side in the icing and sprinkle with nuts. Between the two halves of the cookies, if desired, you can place a piece of marmalade or delicious jam.
In the East, it is customary to say thanks and make a generous bow to the hostess of the house where the most delicious Kurabie cookies were served. We hope that your loved ones will also be grateful for such a treat. Enjoy your meal!