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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Replica of Hide & Seek Biscuit


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


Ingredients:
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


Method:
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
                                                                                                                                

94 comments:

  1. very nice..i love these biscuits too..should try making them ..

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  2. Excellently made :-) looks even better than the real biscuits

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  3. These biscuits r my fav too...But sadly like u said they dont taste the same way like they used too..:( Now thx to u I can make these at home!!! Urs is a perfect replica!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. Looks very very nice,better than hide and seek it looks I must say!

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  5. I love the reel version. Very chocolate-y! Will try some day.

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  6. @ Sowmya: Please do try to try them atleast once. And let me know about your experience.

    Alison: Thanks for your kind words.

    @ Prathima: Thanks. Glad to know the replica is worth a try.

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  7. Raji: Thanks dear...coming from you it's a great compliment.

    Nandni: Sure , just do let me know if it tastes as good as it looks

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  8. oooh these look great! I love the little stripes in them!

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  9. wow hide n seek is one of my favorite and you r pretty right the biscuits are loosing quality...this is a great idea to prepare them at home...your biscuits look better and tastier than the original... I am sure you little one enjoyed them a lot : ) wonderful presentation ... I will try them too

    Super Yummy Recipes

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  10. On seeing this my daughte rsaid "Wow".Very perfectly done and no doubt ur kiddo enjoyed this yummy one

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  11. Wow, hide and seek...this is one of my favorite biscuit while growing up and those look AMAZING! Great job Deepa!

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  12. @ Simply life: Thanks dear. toothpick was a great help for making Stripes on biscuits

    Satya: I just tried to recreate the same magic that parle had launched. Good to heat that you liked these.

    @ Jaya: I wish I could pass on few biscuits to your daughter :-) Tell her I'm flattered to hear from her :-)

    @ Suman: thank you dear for your encouraging words..

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  13. hey deepa this looks swell, very well done !

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  14. Biscuits look awesome and delicious than the packaged ones.

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  15. I used to like the Hide and seek biscuits... Your version is so good... Was just drooling over your pics...

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  16. very well tried! looks perfect!

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  17. You are very creative, chocolaty and delicious.

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  18. my goodness...i can't believe this...love it

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  19. look absolutely gorgeous and delicious!

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  20. these cookies lokk so yummy...absolutely delicious !and very beautiful presentation dear !

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  21. @Priya: I didn't flatten my biscuits while baking and in return I got fluffy biscuits :-)

    @Pushpa: That was flattering :-)

    @Krithi: Nice to hear that u liked the pics

    @Sharmi, Suja, Biny, Divya: Thanks a ton ladies

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  22. Look incredibly yummy...!! I have an award for you, please pick it up in my blog if you wish :).

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  23. I know that ad and the reason i dont like those is there are hardly any chocolate chips in them:-(
    Now ur recipe is definitely biscuits i will love coz u have added lods of chips , a good thing.
    ANd i love how creaitve u got in getting the same design.
    More than all i love the cuteness of how these were born , ur love for ur little one and his sneaking in to snatch a cookie:-)

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  24. this hide and seek biscuit looks awesome. love it.

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  25. lovely and chocolatee biscuits re so cute and perfect Deepa. I would love to grab some.

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  26. This is wonderful buddy..sounds delicious..
    Tasty appetite

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  27. They really look-alike! Wow.

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  28. My daughter is also a big fan of these cookies.Your cookies so much better than the real ones.I have bookmarked this lovely cookies

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  29. Your biscuits are a treat to the eye and to the palate, I'm sure!

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  30. Well tried !!!
    Must say you are so creative to make the exact replica of Hide & Seek. I have book marked this recipe and will definitely try it out.I remember my neices and nephews used to really hide these biscuit packets from each other so that other one does not finish them all.

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  31. U rock gal, those biscuits looks simply attractive and inviting..

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  32. You are great...Hide & Seek is one of my fav...this is exact replica...wud definitely try this out...Thanks for sharing...

    FunWidFud

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  33. really creative deepa............nice attempt and came out well..........superb biscuits....

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  34. These look gr8 ..shall have to replace the eggs and give it a shot!

    http://tamalapaku.blogspot.com/2011/03/first-event-announcement.html

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  35. How I miss those....Will try out ur recipe soon..
    Plz do collect the award waiting for u in my awards page
    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hey Deepa,

    Kudos to you for trying to recreate these biscuits at home. The result is applaud worthy. Will certainly give it a try. Keep it up...

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspo.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  37. Can I just say " WOW" here..awesome job on the cookies Deepa n they look very very professional!! loved your pics too..


    US Masala

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  38. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... Amazing job dear.. looks really good and delicious.. thanks for the awesome recipe :)

    Indian Cuisine

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  39. Thank you each of you girls for appreciating my trial with these cookies. Do try out and let me know your views.

    @Deepti: thanks dear will pick up the card

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  40. Looks better than original hide & seek. Hope the taste too..Nice clicks .

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  41. Wow !!! Deepa , Marvellous work dear.. As chitra said, better than the original..

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  42. Awesome deepa! it is really looking like the original version.. ekta amar jonno rekho please..

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  43. Thanks alot dear for your entry.. and this cookies looks very tasty:)

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  44. They look better than the hide n seek biscuits....I really mean it...looks really gorgeous..

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  45. omg !! they r simply wonderful..luved the real version more than the reel version :) ...really its a treat to our eyes..just wanna pick them up right now like ur son ;)...but just 2 things..i really want to try them but i dont use eggs...so can u let me know if it is possible to make them without eggs..and i also dont have chocolate essence...can i skip them ?

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  46. @Chitra: Thank you for considering this better in looks:-)

    @Shanavi: glad you like it too

    @Nanda: anytime dear ...just drop in

    @Rumana: thanks for dropping by. Hope to see you again

    @Prathibha: Thank you dear

    @Sonu: Actually egg yolks make the texture velvety and smooth. Since this was the first time I tried it myself so not sure about the same result in appearance but surly you can replace 2 egg yolks with 1-1 1/2 tbsp milk. Probably the only difference will be little cracked lines on the surface

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  47. lovely cookies....superb n perfect one!!!

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  48. simply superab dear they look yummy ..soon i will try

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  49. Look perfect Deepa right down to the lines on them. My daughters love hide and seek and are forever playing tom and jerry for them. Will definitely try these out.

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  50. You are so creative, Deepa! I can't take my eyes off these yummy biscuits...surely a treat to the eyes :)

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  51. Looks exactly as Parle but yours much better in taste and more chips....

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  52. Deepa...wow...what have you done.These look AMAZING!!!! What a creativity.These looks so perfect that if you contact parle for a job they cant say no :)

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  53. Perfect hide & seek biscuits...so good..

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  54. You really made these at home,Deepa?!?!?I don't believe it!I guess even the Hide & Seek guys will have a hard time finding that out!

    You have a lovely space here and it was really that you came visiting my blog!Nice knowing you!:)

    Cheers!
    Wit,wok&wisdom

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  55. Awww! these are cute!!! and i can see the chips all peeping out in a cute way without hiding!! :)

    Good question abt how I found out the stealing!
    Until a few months back my gobi manchurian used to top the search list in google images..a few days back i noticed there are absolutley no hits to that post :(..
    I searched with the name Gobi manchurian in the google image list. Was so happy to see it still topping the list! but alas it took me to some other site instead of mine!! :(

    later i searced for mushroom manchurian..alsa my gobi mnchrn image came up there too!! leding me to some coomeecial site which had flicked the picture and named wrong! :(

    have written to both..but no response at all...:(

    it;s just like someone sneak into ur garden and pluck away flowers without your knwledge and slip away...:(

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  56. WOW! Great job! They look so perfect and yum! Would love to give it a try sometime! Bookmarked!

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  57. wowwwwwwwwww Deepa u r a genious.It resembles xactly that Hide & Seek.If its not informed nobody will understand dat its home baked.- RAJASREE.

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  58. Perfectly done..looks perfect..love to taste that deepa..awesome!

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  59. Those are perfectly done...looks soo good and yummy!!

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  60. I have never seen these cookies, but you have recreated them perfectly. They look beautiful and sound delicious. My kids do not like white chocolate either:)

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  61. Bravo :)!!!Deepa,I can't wait to try these,Manasi is a huge fan of hide & seek and let me make these and see if she can tell if these are store bought or made by mamma. Excellent recipe:)!!!

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  62. Cute, lovely and innovative cookies!

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  63. One need lots of guts to attempt this,wonderful looking biscuits.These biscuits are my fav i eat them more than my kids.....

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  64. wonderful recreation!...they look amazing!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  65. Perfection achieved! This is way way way much better than the original version.
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  66. I like the biscuits u baked better,coz its got a nice deeper color and more choco chips.

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  67. Woow. yours looks much better than the Parle H&S. I'm sure it tasted also better. I have tried a look alike of bourbon. Should try this too.

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  68. Your biscuits look way too better than the orginal....bookmarked!!

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  69. Homemade is always better than store bought ... I'm a first time visitor to u'r blog and I cant wait to see more of it!

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  70. A perfect replica of hide and seek...

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  71. deepa these cute little ones are so good dear ...

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  72. jual kebun sengonMay 23, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Mampir nich ...
    menarik sekali blog anda, dan saya sangat suka..
    Salam....
    oh ya ada sedikit info nich tentang jasa ekspedisi . Semoga bermanfaat...

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  73. I too want to say wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    going to bake now..
    Thanks for the lovely recipe.
    I can't wait any more now, the reason is I got choco chips just now from the market, first time in my place I found in the market..

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  74. hey Deepa
    its just awesome,,,, I got them perfect.
    Thanks a ton dear.
    I haven't got the request in FB. let me see.
    I will upload only the photo of the biscuits in FB now, and later the recipe with your link in my blog
    thanks again

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  75. Looks better than Hide and seek. Yummy and crispy chocolatee.

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  76. that is terrific,yummy...will try soon

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  77. I had seen this recipe but forgotten to bookmark it. Thankfully found it again to bookmark it!! It's really good.

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  78. I used to love hide and Seek, had completely forgotten about after coming here, thanks for sharing this, will definitely give this a try, they look fabulous, I should makes this for kids may be hook them to this as I liked it!

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  79. thats amazing!! luvd it and gonna try ths week itself... thnks fr ths

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  80. Absolutely amazing!!! They look so much like the Parle ones!! :) Wonderful job :) I could devour 6-7 of these biscuits by the time I drink a cup of chai :)
    -Divya
    TastyVegCooking

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  81. Wow!,Admiring Ur recipes here again.Wonderfully done Hide and seek Biscuit Dear.Luv it.Yumm.

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  82. i think ur hide & seek biscuit looks much much better than parle g one! love the extra chocolatey part :)

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  83. These cookie are cute Deepa! :)

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  84. You have a great website that I have been referring to with regards to learning new recipes. Keep it up.
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  85. I tried them but the batter was too sticky to make the perfect shape.. n e ideas why it could be so?

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  86. Very creative. Never tried egg yolk in cookies

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  87. Atlast I've made this... thank u fr ths one.. Posted this today at my space too.
    http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.ae/2013/08/hide-n-seek-biscuits-replica.html

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