Friday, May 21, 2010
I love festivals; be it Diwali or Christmas. I think I am not overly religious but the fact that festivals mean sweets are what attracted me the most when I was a little girl. And biscuits are my favorite, especially what my mom used to make. Below is the recipe…mom’s own invention. I have modified it a bit to suit my adult taste buds :)
My mom used to deep fry the biscuits but I prefer to bake them instead.
All Purpose Four: 2 cups
Icing sugar: 1 cup (you can add more if you like your biscuit to be really sweet)
Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
Baking powder: 1 tsp (avoid this if you are deep frying)
Butter: melt, 2 tbsp
Milk: 3 tbsp
Oil: If you are deep frying
Take a big bowl and beat the eggs, milk and butter together for at least 3-5 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cardamom powder and baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients (always the rule, dry ingredients into wet ingredients) to wet and make it into smooth dough without lumps. I used my hands here. The dough should be the same consistency like the roti dough/pizza dough.
Now, roll the dough just like you roll for roti/pizza, ¼ inch thickness. With a biscuit cutter or any shape you like, cut the biscuits into the desired shape.
Now, if you are deep frying, heat the oil and fry the biscuits until they turn slightly brown.
If you are baking, pre heat the oven to 400 D F. Grease the baking sheet and lay the biscuits slightly apart (not as apart as cookies, but a little apart). Bake for 25 minutes and check if the biscuits are done. I usually break the biscuit to find this, if it breaks easily, its done; if it’s soggy, bake for another 10 minutes and check.
Yummy biscuits are ready! Store it in a tight container.