Sunday, August 22, 2010

                                            MONSOON-- (continued)

During Monsoon another good accompaniment with a cup of tea are Cookies; their are numerous variety of these, making of Cookies has also become so experimental many Blogger have successfully turned out many recipes, great combination of various flours, nuts, different type of oats and what not, In India fried cookies is also very common especially during Festivals, try my crispy Semolina cookies......FOR BEST RESULTS PLEASE KEEP TO THE INGREDIENTS MEASUREMENT
                                                              FRIED SEMOLINA COOKIES
Semolina    1 cup
Wheat Flour   1 cup
Sugar   1 1/2 cup
Baking powder   1/2 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence   1/2 tsp
Butter   2 tbsp  - at Room temperature
Vegetable oil    for deep frying

-In a mixing bowl put in the flour, Semolina and butter rub gently till all the butter is absorbed by the mixture at this time you will get some texture like bread crumbs, add sugar, salt, vanilla essence baking powder and mix well sprinkling little water into a soft dough, rest this for an hour
-Roll it out on a board to a good 1/4 cm thick disc and then cut it with cookie cutter to your desired shapes---- I cut them into squares and diamond shapes using a knife  and roller pin.
-Heat oil in a wok and fry them on medium heat till golden brown, turning them gently to both sides. Remove over to an absorbent tissue  let it cool a bit.
-Can be stored in an airtight container and used for 15 days