I have been baking these cookies or ghee biscuits alteast once a month for the past 25 years. Some times for my hubby and children, most of the time for my relatives and friends. Baking has always been a passion for me, there is nothing as delightful as making a car shaped cake for your kids or taking a bite off delicously melting cookies.
My mother used to make cookies in her old biscuit maker, placed on the stove with sand in the lowest campartment, biscuits in the middle and charcoal on the top. With some experience and experimentation, I have made a few changes to the recipe like using ghee instead of butter and omitting soda. Over the years many people have enjoyed these cookies that I bake. But the recipe received its ultimate seal of validation when Sunil, a chef at Taj and Anupama, his wife a professor in a Hotel management school said that my cookies are the best they have ever tasted. Yay!!!
- Maida – 3 cups
- Sugar – 1 and1/4 cup
- ghee – 1 cup
- milk powder – 1 cup
- Dark chocolate chips or gratings – 1/2 cup
- Grind the sugar to a fine powder.
- Mix ghee, sugar, milk powder and maida in a big bowl.
- Knead for 10 minutes till it blends well to form a ball.
- Now add the choco chips and mix well.
- Some chocolate will combine with the dough and give a light chocolate colour.
- Shape on your palm into 1 and 1/2 inch rounds. Place this biscuits on baking tray and bake in a pre heated oven in the convection mode at 230degree centrigrade for 9 minutes.
- You can also shape the biscuits using biscuit cutters.
- Store in air tight container and carry for your picnic.
Prepare idlies and mulagai podi as per the recipes.
In a plate mix mulagai podi with til oil and spread it on both sides of the idlies. It is easy to serve idlies in a picnic.
PS: I just noticed that we have touched 100 posts and this is 101!