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Monday, January 11, 2010

Baked shakkarpara(Biscuits)


   I found this recipe while visiting a food blog and it was looking very appealing so decided to try it out and came out really  very well .A great snack for all time munching.Low in fat because baked not fried.

Ingredients-

1\2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
vegetable or canola oil -1/4 cup
Ghee or unsalted butter -1 tbsp
sugar-- 5 tbsp
Baking powder-- 1/2 tsp
cardamom powder-- 1/4 tsp
Fennel seed 1/2 tsp

Method

 Mix wheat flour,all purpose flour,oil,butter,sugar,baking powder,cardamom powder and fennel seed in a mixing bowl.
 Knead it slowly with the help of little water.
Cover it and let it rest for 25-30 minutes .
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
Uncover it and roll the dough about 1/2 inch thick .(you can dust it with dry flour while rolling)
Cut it into diamond shape .
Greese a baking sheet and place diamond shapes on the baking sheet.
Bake it near about 15-20 minutes.(keep an eye on them as it gets brown very soon)
Bake it till golden brown ,let them cool for some time and enjoy.
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Note-- you can also use 1 cup bleached flour in place of 1/2 wheat and 1/2 all purpose flour.
            Sugar you can adjust according to your taste .

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