Last week, a good colleague of mine gave me a total set of aquarium of his. He handed it over to me as he finds I will be more dedicated to take care of the fishes. I hope so…huhuhu…He gave the complete set with submersible pump, lighting, anti-chlorine solution, the food, and 5 cute tetra-neon fishes. What a day! My son is so excited about it to the extent he plays his toys with the fishes. He always helps me feed the fish but until now he is too afraid to touch the fish even just by touching the glass. My husband and me always talking about having an aquarium in our house but just don’t have the gut to take that extra commitment. But since it is just a small aquarium and tetra-neon fishes are easy to maintain and care, I guess this is a good opportunity for us to see whether we are up to it.
I want to do something good for him in return so I decide to bake cookies for him. At first it is a gift for Chinese New Year cookies but instead I just made it now as during that time I might be too pregnant (36 weeks). It is very easy, crunchy, and healthy. This recipe is from Asmah Laili ‘s cookbook. Base on the feedback, it is really …really delicious.
250 g butter
270 g caster sugar
160 g self-raised flour
200 g oat
120g g diced almonds
120 g cornflakes (hand-crushed)
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1. Beat the butter, caster sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Eggs are added one by one while beating the batter. After that add the cornflakes, almonds, and oat. You can do this without using the mixer.
2. Add the flour bit by bit.
3. Shape the dough into small ball and place it on to the baking pan. Bake it at 160 deg C for about 15-20 minutes.