Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Ajwain biscuits/Sweet and salt crackers

Ajwain biscuits  always reminds me of my childhood..There was a small shop opposite to my house,there we used to get this biscuits which are ,small sized but very tasty,for 50p we used to get 30 -35 small biscuits.Me and my brother used to buy this biscuits often.After so many years now,while cooking whenever I opened a ajwain container I remember those biscuits which smell the same..At that time I did not know it was ajwain or not but now I am sure to tell they are made out of ajwain as I still remember the smell of those biscuits.So thought of making them on my own,so with little bit of experiments :) I came out with this recipe which turn out to be a big hit in my family,not single biscuit was left and my little one love them...This recipe yeilds 20 -25 biscuits,I made them normal cracker size.These are sweet and salt in taste...So perfect for afternoon tea or as snack..You can store them in a airtight container.


Ingredients:
All purpose flour-1cup
Butter-25 gm
Ajwain seeds(Oma kaalu)-1tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Sugar-1tbsp
Milk-4tbsp


Method:
In a mixing bowl, add flour,ajwain,salt and sugar,mix well.
Add cold butter rub into flour wntil it become crumbs.
Add milk and knead into a stiff dough like chappathi dough.
Lightly flour the surface and roll the dough thin and evenly into 
large chappathi.Take cookie cutter of your desired shape,Cut the 
discs and place on a baking sheet,repeat this process until you are 
finished with the dough.Prick the disc's so they don't puff up.Bake in the preheated oven at 180'C for 15 to 20 minutes.Cool and serve.


Note:This biscuits will be soft when you take out of oven,they will become crispier and hard when they are cooled.
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