This is the first post on my blog. I have fond memories of having whole wheat biscuits with milk in the evening when I was a child. My parents got them made from a nearby bakery. My father was very particular about the quality of the food we ate. He still is. I have inherited this habit of eating good quality food from my father:) Baking at home with healthy ingredients is an extension of that very habit. We all know how unhealthy the readymade stuff is.
This is one of those recipes which you would like to bake often. Try them and share your feedback.
Whole wheat flour 1.5 cups
Ghee or clarified butter 1/3 cup
Brown sugar powdered 2/3 cup
Salt a pinch
Baking powder 3/4 tsp
Milk 1/4 cup + 1-2 tbsp if the dough is dry.
Cardamoms 2-3 Grind them with sugar if you are using granulated sugar. Otherwise, take cardamom powder.
Mix ghee and sugar with the help of a whisk until the mixture is soft and creamy. This process takes about 5-6 minutes.
Sieve the flour 2-3 times. Add baking powder, salt and cardamom powder. Give it a good mix.
Add the dry ingredients to ghee sugar mixture in two parts. Mix it with hands.
Make a dough adding little milk gradually. Don’t knead the dough too much.
Preheat the oven at 150 C for 10 mins.
Divide the dough into two parts and roll it between two layers of parchment paper. The thickness should be 1/2 inch.
Cut biscuits with the help of a cookie cutter. Place them at a distance in a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 18-20 mins or until the edges are brown.
Cool the biscuits on a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container.
Ghee can be replaced by butter in 1:1 ratio.
Different ovens have different temperature settings. So baking time can vary.
Take out the biscuits when they acquire a golden colour. Biscuits become crunchy when they cool down. Don’t over bake.