Thursday, March 26, 2009

Maida Biscuits



Ugadi is approaching and relatives are coming for weekend, so thought of making these sweet little treats for the festival. My Mom uses clarified butter for these but I am substituting the recipe with unsalted butter. I love the crispy nature of these biscuits.

This recipe yields 12 medium size cookies or 24 small ones.

Ingredients:

Maida /All-Purpose flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Clarified Butter / Unsalted Butter(melted) - 1/2 cup (or little more)

  • Mix Maida and sugar in a food processor for 3min.s.
  • Add melted butter slowly to this until the mix forms a tight dough, just enough to make round balls.
  • Preheat oven at 325F and grease the cookie sheet with oil and line the sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make small rounds with the dough and flatten them like a cookie/biscuit shape. Place these in the cookie sheet with enough gap between the cookies.
  • Bake for 15-20 min.s , if the backside of the cookie starts brown in color, remove the tray from oven.

Cool for 5min.s and keep them on a 2-layered tissue paper to absorb the ghee/butter . Store these in an air-tight container for 1 week.

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