Her blog is filled with some very nice recipes that can surely be tried by everyone. I have chosen a relatively easy recipe and given it a small twist of mine. Few days back she had posted a recipe of Masala Biscuits and I found it very interesting. Considering the two boys in my house are not too fond of spices like curry leaves and green chillies I just made a few changes keeping the basic recipe intact. Here's my recipe of Cheesy Masala Biscuits
Flour - 4 tbsp
Atta/whole wheat flour - 3 tbsp
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Baking powder - 1/4th tsp
Baking soda - a pinch
Sugar - 1 tsp
Curd/yogurt - 1 tbsp cold
Butter - 2 tbsp - cold
Roasted cumin powder - 1 tsp
Cheddar cheese - 1 cube grated
Ginger - 1 tsp minced
In a bowl mix together - flour . atta, rice flour , baking powder ,baking soda and sugar.
Add the butter and rub into the flour mixture till it resembles bread crumbs like texture.
Add the roasted cumin powder , minced ginger and the grated cheese.
Add the cold yogurt/curd and bind the mixture into a dough. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
After one hour , roll out the dough into a thin sheet on a floured surface. Using your cookie cutter cut out desired shapes and place them on a baking tray that has been lined with a baking/parchment paper.
Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius and bake the biscuits for around 20 mins - till they turn light brown in colour.
Let the biscuits cool so that they get crispy and then store in an airtight jar for few days.
Enjoy these delicious biscuits with your dose of tea/coffee.
- I skipped adding salt seperately considering cheddar is pretty salty and it turned out just fine.
- The addition of cheese tends to make the dough very soft while rolling ..so use enough flour while rolling out the dough.
- I used mini cookie cutters here.