Monday, November 16, 2009

Bites of Bliss

Nov 16th 2009

We were having a guest for dinner, and Italian was the menu. I was looking for something easy to make and light on the stomach for dessert when I came across this recipe for butter biscuits from Lori's blog.
Thank you :)

I did follow her recipe without any modifications to the ingredients. However here are some observations I made and some paraphernalia that would be good to have.

  1. I was not able to just spread the cookies with the fork as the chef mentions, I ended up using my fingers to spread out the rounds to make the cookies.
  2. Do not make the cookie too thin as they will brown very fast. And do not wait till the cookies brown to take them out, they will actually burn.
  3. 10 mins was all I needed in the oven for these, and you can take them out at the first hint of the sides browning.
  4. I skipped the sugar on the top in the last part and liked the taste of just the buttery goodness.
  5. If I had a roller and a cookie cutter, that is what would be good next time around, is to roll the dough and cut shapes in it for different shape butter cookies.
  6. This recipe does not use any egg or baking powder, so it will not fluff up, it will be same size as what you make it, so keep that in mind.
  7. Variations that I plan to try include adding chopped nuts : cashews, almonds, pistachios - each separately to make 'good day' kinda biscuits. Can mix cocoa powder to make chocolate butter biscuits, can add some scraped coconuts to make coconut biscuits too I think.
Bottomline: These are definitely bites of bliss, and it is hard to stop at just one!

Sad cookie face with the burnt cookies

Happy Face with the good batch


Meera said...

Havent ever tried making biscuits.. maybe next time.

Anu Karthik said...

@ meera: start with this, very easy recipe. Reminded me of my time in bits when i used to powder the sugar using the rolling pin (would take me ages) for a lucky guy called saras (and his wing and sometimes extended wing)..ah times. should have looked around for powdered sugar at nutan :P

MaySan said...

With this cookie you would realize when it browns....its tough when you add the cocoa dont know if the cookie is browning or not...only the timer can help :)

Anu Karthik said...

@mayur: isn't that why technology rocks?

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