Reel versus Real
We all are familiar with the famous Hide and seek advertisement where Hrithik endorses the product. But unfortunately the quality of the product has not been so stable in past few years. This kind of triggered my food cells to come up with a home made alternative. My son is a big fan of Parle's Hide & Seek biscuits. At one go he can finish off the whole packet. He likes it for two reasons- it's brown in color (he doesn't like white chocolates, in fact he doesn't believe that chocolates can be white !) and another reason is that he can actually count how many choco chips are there in each biscuit. So keeping his taste in mind I thought of making hide and seek look a like biscuits at home. With my imagination skills, I gave the biscuits a more chocolaty look and added more cocoa which came out pretty well So what are you waiting for ??? Don your apron...
my lil one just sneaked in to grab a biscuit while i was busy clicking the pics
Yields: 24-25, Preparation time:15 minutes, Baking time:10-12 minutes
1/2 cup Unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup Powdered sugar
2 Egg yolks
1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
2 tbsp Cocoa powder
2 tsp Chocolate essence
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tbsp Choco chips +1/2 choco chips for decoration
Pinch of salt
Other things you need: Oven, toothpick, baking tray with butter paper & cling wrap
Pre-heat the oven to 325 F (170 Degree Celsius). Sift flour, baking powder, cocoa and pinch of salt and set aside. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with the help of a blender till it is fluffy and light. Beat in chocolate essence and egg yolks one by one. Gently stir in the flour mixture and mix well. Finally add in the chocolate chips and combine well. Wrap this dough in a cling film and keep it in the fridge for 1/2 hour. Take out the dough and take out a small chunk, roll it between your palms and press it on the baking sheet. With a square cutter, take out the extra dough to make it a complete square. Try to maintain the same thickness
while you are pressing the dough balls. As soon as you are done with 12 biscuits on the tray, with a toothpick, draw slanted lines across the cookies.
And sprinkle the rest of the choco chips on top. Bake these for 10 to 12 minutes. Don't over bake them. Cool them on wire racks and later store them in an air tight jars. Enjoy these home made biscuits anytime of the day.
Sending these creative biscuits to Treat to Eyes- Series 1 Event by Rumana