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ShortBread Biscuits

(Nan Khatai)

The richness of food, sweet delicious aroma’s flowing in the air, just makes me so energized that I then feel like cooking. It gives me pleasure and happiness and like to experiment some different stuff.

I made these shortbread Biscuits today which taste delicious and I am sure everyone would enjoy them too.

I am sharing the recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4-1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup oil or ghee
  • 1 egg yolk (for later)
  • Makes about 2 dozen.

Method

Method:

  • Sift the flour well with caster sugar and baking powder.
  • Add in cardamom powder for flavour and mix well.
  • Make a well and add oil or ghee and rub the mixture together to make a smooth dough.

*( you might need to add less or more oil/ghee in order to make the dough smooth as it shouldn’t be very dry or too oily. So its better not to add the whole cup at once, add little by little, until you feel that your hands are slightly oily, not sticky)

  • Once the dough is ready, take some material in your hands any size or shape you like, medium would be better. I make them round and medium sized.
  • Now place them on the greased baking tray.
  • Once you have placed all the biscuits on the tray, now using your middles finger or a brush, take the egg yolk and brush the top of the biscuit. You can brush the whole top or just put a drop in the middle.
  • Bake at 180 degrees in a preheated oven for 15mins, till the yolk is light golden.
  • Do not make them brown, they give a burned look.
  • Enjoy the shortbread biscuits with tea or coffee.

Please leave comments and suggestions!

S’mar:)

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2010 in Cooking Madness!

 

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Living with Great Taste~

A decorator must understand that taste is not a standard but the power to discern, to concentrate. Taste is an appreciation of order and a sure knowledge of what constitutes fitness. These concepts can be learned through education, travel, experience, and living. In learning these principles, the person will come to understand that a room – any room – is simply an enclosure of space and time for a specific purpose. The challenge is to know what is suitable in this defined space.

~Albert Hadley, The Story of America’s Preeminent Interior Designer.

This may sound weird that how life changes and revolves around people and things, which has a direct impact on us. I have been doing some fun stuff at home, décor, scrapbooking, photography, but I have always been passionate about Interiors and that how even a little change indoors or outdoors can really be so beautiful and inspiring for ourselves and for others.

I believe that these small changes can really boost up energy and moods in our everyday life. May it be a small change in setting of a room, or bringing in color, or even displaying some beautiful collections.

Home interior decoration provides a certain “feel” to the home; it includes applying wallpaper, painting the walls, choosing of furniture and fittings such as light fixtures, and adding decorations such as paintings.

The most important aspect is how to bring these changes! Where to make the arrangements? How to bring in the color so that everything collaborates? What sort of theme do I like? What sort of design should I go for? Whether its modern, contemporary or traditional?

I have answers for all these problems, may the project is from scratch or may it be an up gradation of anything, something new from an existing item.!

I hope I can bring change and happiness in everyone’s lives. :))

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2010 in Home Therapy*

 

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