Thursday, 21 May 2015

Wheat Flour Ladoo । Sweetened Wheat Flour Balls । Godhi Hittina Ladu


Here comes a simple and quick Ladoo recipe which can be prepared to serve the guests, or to munch on just like that! Its good for kids as well since all the ingredients used here are good for health. My kiddo loves to have it anytime and she renamed it as 'Tun Tun Laadu'! No need to worry about the calories, we are going to add less ghee for this Ladoo :)
Wheat Flour Laddu is one of my favorite sweets from childhood. There is one more method to prepare Wheat Flour Ladoos where we need to make the sugar syrup. Anyways, I love to prepare Ladoos with powdered sugar which is simple and quite easy!
Try these yummy ladoos and enjoy with your family..


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 ladoos of medium size
Difficulty level: Medium

Ingredients:
Wheat flour - 1 cup (1 cup = 200gm) 
Ghee / clarified butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
Cashews - 4
Raisins - 15 to 20
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 1


Method:
Melt the ghee in a heavy bottom pan. 
Add the wheat flour and broken cashews. Toast it on medium or low flame till you get a nice aroma. 
Turn off the flame and allow the mixture to cool down.
In the meanwhile, make a fine powder of cardamom and cloves and keep it ready. You can powder them along with sugar to make it easy.
Once the roasted mixture is cool, add powdered sugar, cardamom - cloves powder and raisins.
Mix it nicely and make sure that everything is combined well.
Take small portions of mixture in your hands and make lemon size balls.
Store them in an airtight container and use as required.


Tips:
If the ladoo mixture looks too dry and you are not able to make the ladoos, add 1 - 2 tsp of heated ghee and mix well.
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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Fruit Biscuits । Karachi Bakery Fruit Biscuits । Tutti Frutti Biscuits


Fruit Biscuits from Karachi Bakery situated at Hyderabad are one of our family favorites. These biscuits are unique in taste and flavor. They just melt in your mouth and are truly addictive. Since these goodies are not available for us here in Australia, we always had missed them. 
Ever since I started my baking journey, I was trying to replicate the taste of these fruit biscuits. After some experiments and guess works, finally I got it perfect!
Here is my version of Fruit Biscuits or Tutti Frutti Biscuits. Try these delicious biscuits and enjoy with your family :)


Preparation time: 15 - 20 minutes
Refrigeration time: 30 minutes or more
Baking time: 20 - 25 minutes
Yield: 40 - 45 pieces (depending on the size)

Ingredients:
  • All purpose flour / Maida - 5 cups (1 cup = 70 gm approx)
  • Unsalted butter - 185 gm (at room temperature)
  • Sugar - 1 cup (110 gm)
  • Milk powder - 1/2 cup (25 gm)
  • Custard powder - 1/4 cup (13 gm)
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Rose water - 3 tsp
  • Tutti frutti - 100 gm


Method:
  • Take the sugar and make a fine powder in a mixie. Alternatively, you can use the caster sugar available in stores. 
  • Beat the butter in a mixing bowl till creamy. I have used the electric beater to ease this process. 
  • Add the powdered sugar in 2 - 3 batches to the butter. Continue beating till the mixture is fluffy and creamy. 
  • Now, add the vanilla essence and rose water and mix gently.
  • Pour in the custard powder and milk powder and mix it nicely.
  • Add the all purpose flour in small batches and keep mixing till you get a soft, non - sticky dough. If needed, you can add little more extra flour than mentioned above, absolutely no probs!
  • Finally, add the tutti frutti and mix it nicely. 
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts. Take each part of dough, and make it into the shape of a log or as you like.
  • Wrap it in a butter paper and keep refrigerated for 30 minutes or more.
  • Pre heat the oven to 175°C. Line the baking tray with butter paper.
  • Take out the dough from the refrigerator. Cut them into slices of 1 cm width. 
  • Arrange them on the lined baking tray.  Leave some space in between for the biscuits to expand.
  • Bake them for 20 minutes or till done. 
  • Enjoy the delicious biscuits with a cup of tea or just like that!


Tips:
  • You can keep the dough refrigerated even for more than 30 minutes. For me, it took 5 minutes more to bake when I kept the dough in the refrigerator for 1 1/2 hours.
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