Friday, September 12, 2014

FRUIT BISCUITS

Hi Friends,
I tried to make fruit biscuits. It is a good tea time savory. Hope you all would enjoy making it.


                                       



INGREDIENTS:
  • All propose flour - 1 cup
  • Powder sugar - 1/4 cup +1 tbsp
  • Fresh ghee - 1/3 cup (chilled)    
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - pinch
  • Finely chopped raisins
  • Chopped cashew (slightly roasted ) , dry cherry, dates and tutti frutti - 1/3 cup (take all in nearly same quantity or as per your preference )
  • Rose essence - 1/4 tsp
  • Pineapple essence - 7-8 drops
  • vanilla essence - 10 drops
  • Milk - 1 1/2  tbsp
NOTE :
  • Ghee should be chilled and fresh. Remember to use fresh ghee else the cookie would smell. You can use butter also, butter should be chilled too.
  • If you use salted butter skip adding salt.
  • You can use wheat flour also instead of maida. You would need to increase ghee quantity if you plan to use wheat flour.

 METHOD:
  • In a mixing bowl add ghee, sugar and all essences mix it well. Dont beat.
  • In another plate sieve maida, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix them very well.
  • Now add dry ingredient in to ghee mixture and mix properly. For mixing use finger pores and mix slowly, don't beat the mix. Mixture should become crumbly.
                                     

  • Now add mix dry fruits in to it and make a soft dough with the milk. Add milk in small quantities and mix. Dough should not be very smooth, there should be slight cracks in it.
                                                     

  • Take a rolling board and with the help of dry flour roll the dough. it should not be too thick or thin .
  • Using cookies cutter cut the biscuits in square shape.
                                                       

  • Preheat the the oven at 170c for 10 min. Arrange biscuits in greased baking tray giving some space among them.
                                       

  • Bake the biscuits for around 10 min. keep an eye on it.
                                                 

  • As biscuits begin to turn brown switch off the bottom rod. Start only top rod for a min when biscuits top looks brown, switch off the oven and take them out. Let it cool down completely.
  • Tasty fruits biscuits are ready to be enjoyed.