Benne Biscuit

ingredients

  1. maida-3 cup or (1cup+1/3 cup)
  2. sugar powdered-2 cup or (3/4 cup)
  3. dalda or margarine-1 1/2 cup or (1/2 cup)
  4. baking powder or cooking soda-1/2 tsp or (1/8tsp)
  5. ellakki powder(cardamom powder)—a little or (1/2 tsp)
  6. salt-a pinch
  7. milk as required
  8. pista or badam for decoration

method

  1. sieve the maida,salt,baking powder together in a bowl.
  2. cream the dalda and sugar powdered well
  3. add the flour mix to it,mix gently ,add milk to get required consistency(stiff)to a soft dough.
  4. add ellakki powder for plain benne biscuit..see variations below for others
  5. make small balls out the dough,and arrange on a greased tray and bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.at 120*c
  6. can keep one pista on each biscuit
  7. remove and cool

note

sprinkle finely chopped nuts on the flattened balls and press lightly and bake as above.

variations

to the above ingredients can add

for spiced biscuit

  1. 1 tsp-cinnamon powder
  2. 1/2 tsp-ginger powder
  3. 1/4 -clove powder into the flour mixture.
  4. do not add ellakki powder

for oat meal biscuit

  1. maida- 1 cup
  2. powdered sugar-3 tblsp
  3. dalda-1/2 cup
  4. oats-1/3 cup

for chocolate biscuit

  1. maida-1 cup
  2. chocolate powder-1/4 cup
  3. powdered sugar-1/4 cup
  4. dalda-1/2 cup.
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