>> Thursday, May 5, 2011
All purpose flour / Maida - 1/2 cup
Cashew almond flour - 1/2 cup
Dalda / Vanaspati / Vegetable Shortening- 75 gms
Icing sugar - 1 cup
Broken cashews for topping.
Method to prepare:
In a measuring cup, fill half cup with Cashew Almond powder, fill the rest of the cup with flour.
Transfer the flour to a bowl, add icing sugar vanilla essence and mix.
Melt Vanaspati for a minute in Microwave and slowly mix in to bowl. This needs to be done with small quantity and you need to keep rubbing it to get that crumble texture.
Press the Convection mode in your Microwave, increase the temperature to 185 degree. The time duration for pre heat is taken care automatically by the mw oven.
Keep kneading the dough and continue till you get a dough that is soft yet stays in shape. Pinch out small balls and press between your palms to form a small circles.
Else you can also make balls and roll them to the thickness you prefer and cut with a biscuit cutter.
Since I have those cute flower cutters, I used them. You need not grease the tray as the biscuits will let out oil during the baking process.
Once you have placed all the biscuits on the tray and the timer on the pre heat goes out, place the tray inside the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, you can let it rest for few minutes inside the oven. Remove, allow the biscuits to cool before storing it in an air tight container.
With 1 cup of flour, I was able to make 1 batch, but if you want to make more, remove the biscuits on to the wire rack and bake the second batch