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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Diamond With A Ruby (Biscuits) & Awards

                                                               
You might call this as a figment of my imagination, but after looking at the end result this name was most appropriate for me. Recently I was watching a cooking show in T.v and didn't like the on going preparation and was about to switch it off. Just at that time the presenter mentioned about Diamond biscuits which caught my imagination. I recall having it at a Tea party and liked it very much which remained at the back of my mind. So I thought of making it after a very long time. Hope you like it. Just a small point, while rolling the thickness of the dough should remain 3 mm. In my case in the edges the thickness was slightly reduced which made the edges extra crispy (or perhaps I shall say it was slightly burnt).


Serves: 2 Servings, Preparation time: 20-25 minutes


Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose Flour
1/2 cup Sugar 
1/2 cup Cornflour
125 g Unsalted Butter
1 Egg white (for a shiny glaze)


Method:
Beat 125 g of butter with 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Sift together 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of cornflour. Gradually beat the flours into the creamed butter mixture, adding a spoonful at a time. It will be good if you use your hand as at this stage it can be hard to mix it with a spoon. Kneed the mixture on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes. The mixture should form a soft dough.
 Roll out the dough so that it is about 3mm thick. Cut this into diamond shapes. Place the biscuits on lightly greased baking tray and brush them with beaten egg white. Bake the biscuits in a moderately hot oven for about 10 minutes or they are lightly browned. Do peek in after 8 minutes and then you can estimate if they are close to being done or not at all. Take out the biscuits from the oven and lift off the tray on to wire racks to cool.
                                                                            


                         Decoration: Chocolate syrup and half red cherry


These two Awards have been presented to me by my Dear Friend Urmi Chakraborty  of  Khana Masala.Those of us who follow traditional bengali food will find your blog very informative. Thanks to her generosity.
                                                         




Now I would like to share this award with the following blogger friends :


Daisy Blue
Mausi 
Rachna Kothari
Sayantani

38 comments:

  1. What a perfect name for this beautiful cookie...Congrats for all your well deserved awards dear..

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  2. oh very expensive biscuit..he he :)
    Looks precious dear.
    u Told me abt fish egg pakoras lat day..I never tasted it dear..Must try it out.or if u make it pls post it here..

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  3. Hi Vineetha
    Whenever I post the Fish Egg pakoras, I definitely would ping you immediately.

    Deepa

    BTW: Thanks Muskan and Vineetha for your encouraging words.

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  4. Diamonds and rubies in your kitchen! A thoughtful title! Lovely picture and congrats on your awards!

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  5. Cute and lovely biscuits Dear..lov it...Thanx for the B'day wishes

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  6. wow what a name, looks absolutely yummy...and happy ugadi ...

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  7. My first thought what it is...you have given an appropriate name and cherry on it really beautiful. Congrats for the awards, dear...

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  8. Lovely name for a lovely biscuit. Certainly a gem of an accompaniment for tea. Congrats on your awards.

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  9. But that is seriously yummy looking crunches..... I would love to binge on them through out the day..... KUDOS!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogpsot.com/)

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  10. the name is so perfect.. diamond with ruby at heart! looks delicious.

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  11. That's a smart title Deepa :-)looks so tempting

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  12. Deepa,

    Highly expensive biscuits looks really cute.

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  13. The name is so perfect for these lovely cookies...and thanks for sharing the awards with me Deepa:)

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  14. Thats a great recipe Deepa. the diamonds look lovely with that cherry topping. and COngrats on the award. you truly deserve it. last but not the least thanks a million for remembering me.

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  15. wow lovely biscuits...loved its shape...lovely decoratn...nice name

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  16. OH YUM!! Lovely title with delicious & perfect biscuit!!
    congrats on ur awards wishing many more to come.:)

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  17. Perfect name for perfectly baked biscuits by perfect Deepa!! congrats on your awards sweet...

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  18. perfect name! they look very inviting!

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  19. The biscuit looks really good! Congrats on the awards!

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  20. Hi Deepa, the biscuit looks so tempting n yummy! Pass me some first! hehehe...then U shall have the rest! ;)

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  21. Cute and tasty-looking biscuits...ideal for parties too :)

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  22. @Kalai welcome for visiting my blog first time. Hope to see you again :-)

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  23. Congrats dear on ur awards..crispy crunchy biscuit

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  24. ohhh hamareee..what a gorgeous looking biscuits..congrtas in ur awards dear :) kuduos to u!!!

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  25. Wow... wonderful recipe.. looks sooo delicious and tempting.. first time here..awesome blog.. :)

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  26. Thats a very innovative precious name for the biscuit ;) And perfect click as well..
    Congrats on the awards and thanks for sharing with me dear...

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  27. wow!looks really precious!i don't think i would have the heart 2 eat it!

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  28. Hi Deepa,
    Thank you so much for giving me awards! I am very honored and happy to hear that you enjoy my blog. Thank you! Your biscuit looks so cute :-)

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  29. Lovely biscuits!!looks tempting!

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  30. Congrats on your awards Deepa... nice name... biscuits look very delicious.

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  31. Looking very delicious and very easy too. whats there on top? is it cherry and chocolate?

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  32. love this recipe...you have a great space here...will be back soon...

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  33. Thats an adorable preparationn, looks awesome:) Congrats on the awards, buddy...enjoy. Happy blogging:)

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  34. Delicious n lovely biscuits...congrats on ur well deserved awards...

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  35. Lovely Biscuits , And Congratulations Deepa

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  36. Thank you all of you for your encouraging words.
    Cheers

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  37. congrats for the award

    and great biscuit recipe

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  38. That's a very cool idea. Quite innovative!!

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