IMG_6250… and we are at the last day of the chinese new year… time really flies doesn’t it? and oh yes oh yes.. it is valentine’s day.. so here’s the very last festive greetings to you… still wishing you 年年有余。。。and 愿祝有情人终成眷属哈。。 (。♥‿♥。)

Ingredients

IMG_6252Water dough
500g flour
80g lard
260g water

Oil dough
500g flour
300g lard

150g filling (as desired)

Egg wash

Directions

IMG_6249– prepare both water and oil dough by mixing ingredients in bowl and kneading till everything comes together. set both dough aside and allow to rest for 15 mins
– roll both dough out into a rectangle ~ the water dough should be twice bigger than the size of oil dough

picshow20140213_110155place oil dough on one side of the water dough
picshow20140213_110222fold water dough and seal seams tightly
picshow20140213_110414roll dough out into a long rectangle
picshow20140213_110441fold dough into thirds
picshow20140213_110619roll dough out once again into a long rectangle
picshow20140213_110815then divide it out into 6 equal portions
picshow20140213_110914pile the 6 portions of dough one on top of the other, and freeze for an hour
picshow20140213_121206remove dough from freezer and make diagonal slices
picshow20140213_121250trim the sides of each slice…
picshow20140213_121352… then roll it out
picshow20140213_121502roll filling into a teardrop shape and place on one end of dough (please note i placed my filling incorrectly here… the filling should be parallel to the lines of the dough, not perpendicular)
picshow20140213_122007wrap dough, sealing the face portion tightly with egg wash and shape into a goldfish by squeezing the three-quarter part of the body so that the tail is formed

– heat oil up till it is mildly warm (i.e. 30 percent heated). place goldfish into the pot and allow it to fry till goldfish rises to the top of the pot. remove from pot, and complete this process for the rest of the goldfish
– once the above is completed, turn up the heat so that the oil starts to bubble till it is hot, not boiling (i.e. 60 percent heated). place goldfish to fry till it is cooked (need to use your own judgement for this)
– allow all goldfish to cool, then pipe expressions with melted chocolate

Personal notes:

IMG_6251– i quartered the above recipe and used cake flour and five grain filling for the recipe
– as the book did not mention how big the dough should be rolled, i rolled the oil dough to a 0.4cm thickness
– take note that upon the second stage of frying, the goldfish gets cooked very easily, so you need to watch the pot closely
– for eyes, i first melted white chocolate and piped small circles. these are then frozen. once frozen, i dotted them with dark chocolate. eyes are then fixed onto goldfish using melted chocolate
– goldfish mouth is painted with melted strawberry chocolate

IMG_6253my goldfish does not need water >^)))< ~~

picshow20140214_112055… and these came as i was blogging this…. ^^

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(16) Comments

  • sallywong (February 14, 2014)

    我。。我要叫你一声;手工师傅了,
    这金鱼酥太赞了。。;)
    祝情人节快乐:)

  • Chris (February 14, 2014)

    So cute. Happy Valentine\’s Day.

  • kitchen flavours (February 14, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,
    These are gorgeous! Your goldfish puff pastry looks so cute. Who would have known that puff pastry can makes really cute yummies! You are really good!
    And beautiful flowers!
    Happy Valentine\’s Day!

  • 0620 (February 14, 2014)

    太可爱了啦
    祝妳元宵节 + 情人节快乐 :)

  • Gertrude (February 14, 2014)

    Your are so creative! Look forward to your creative posting daily 😉

  • joceline (February 14, 2014)

    太赞了。怎么能做得那么好看,美丽啊?慢慢欣赏,变了一种艺术呢!太喜欢了。

  • Mel (February 14, 2014)

    Almost everyday you give us surprises with your bakes and I wS wondering what would you be baking on thisromantic day as I was thinking something with love shape. You think you can ask your goldfish to swim i to my mouth….. my mouth watering inside mah!

  • eileen (February 14, 2014)

    我也祝福你如鱼得水,情人节快乐!

  • May Law (February 14, 2014)

    我太喜欢你的鱼儿了, 做的真像啊!
    你的巧手可以借我一用吗? 嘻嘻。。
    情人节快乐哦!

  • Estherlau (Copycake Kitchen) (February 14, 2014)

    金鱼栩栩如生哦! Love your goldfish so much and envy your beautiful white roses. Happy Valentine\’s day with your love one!:)

  • Little Blue (February 15, 2014)

    哇。。。好漂亮哦!!是出自师傅的妙手耶。。。我真的不舍得给咬下去!!

  • Aunty Young (February 15, 2014)

    鬼斧神工也不过如此!
    你真的太棒了!!!!!

  • 婉婉下午茶 (February 16, 2014)

    天呀!你好神呀!!超喜欢你的每一个份作品!

  • Jessie Ng (February 16, 2014)

    Happy Belated V\’s Day! Yoh, lost count how many roses were there, so happy for you! Again, you have stunned us with your amazing recipes. I would like to grab all these goldfish home with me.

  • mosQ 蚊子 (February 17, 2014)

    好可爱~真的好有心思

  • fromthekitchenofeloise (March 4, 2014)

    Beautiful goldfishes! The picture of the goldfishes amidst its background is mesmerizing! Beautiful Roses too!

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