Thursday, 11 June 2015

Karachi Biscuit , Savoury Biscuit and Whole Wheat Cheese Biscuit

Karachi Biscuit
150 grams Butter
4 grams Baking powder
10 grams Cardamom powder
15 gramsMilk powder
50 grams Custard powder
250 grams All purpose flour
150 grams Mixed dry fruits
150 grams Sugar powder
1/2  tsp Pineapple essence
3 tbsp Water

Take a bowl mix all the dry fruits (chopped cherries, cashew nuts, papaya candy fruit and  raisins). Add all purpose flour, custard powder, milk powder, cardamom powder, baking powder mix all of these well and keep it aside. Take another bowl add butter, powder sugar, pineapple essence.  Beat it well. Add  water, mix it well. In this add flour and dry fruit mixture, mix it like a dough, take a rolling pin roll the dough into thin sheet, cut them into square shape and arrange the cookies in to the tray and bake them at 180 degrees  for 15 minutes in a pre heated oven.

Savoury Biscuit
⅔ cup butter
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 egg
2 - 3 Tbsp cold water

For Topping
Crushed fennel seed , crushed coriander seed , paprika, sesame seeds and crushed cumin seed

Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Add the butter, sugar, salt, water and egg in a bowl and mix well. Add the flour and mix quickly only until it holds together. Roll dough out to 1/16 of an inch. Cut into squares. Sprinkle over the topping on each. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, or until puffed, crisp, and golden.

Whole Wheat Cheese Biscuit
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese
½ cup chopped cold butter
¼ or more cup butter milk
1 tsp red chilli flakes
½ tsp crushed black pepper
salt as required


Take a bowl, add  flour, salt, red chili flakes and crushed black pepper. Mix well. Add the butter to the flour and rub the butter with fingertips to make a breadcrumb like mixture. Add grated cheese and butter milk and gently form a smooth dough. Make some balls from the dough and roll on a board with some dusted flour about half an inch.with a cookie cutter, cut the biscuits. Place these biscuits  on a greased baking tray. Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees  for 15-20 minutes or till crisp and well browned.

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