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