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Pav Recipe | Goan Pao Recipe and an Ode to the humble Pao [Video]


Pav or Pao Recipe with step by step video instructions. Pav or Pao are leavened bread rolls from India. Pao is a soft, fluffy and chewy white bread roll. Pao is usually served with a bhaji or curry on the side. This recipe of pav is vegan.


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Pav or Pao.. to the tiny state on the Konkan coast where I am from, it is not just bread, it is almost a way of life.

Every time I post a photo of Pao on Instagram, I always write about how special the Goan Pao is. It is a sentiment that my fellow Goans agree to.

The Portuguese brought the leavened bread, the Pao to Goa. During the Portuguese rule, the pao was leavened using toddy, the local coconut alcohol.  But since independence, the toddy has been replaced with yeast which is now easily available all across the country.

When you are in Goa, you are bound to see the Poder, the guy who delivers the pao to your door step. He is usually riding the cycle with a blue tarpaulin covered cane basket behind him on the cycle and honking away to let the people know that he is present. Just holler at him to stop him and buy your fresh from the bakery pao.

goan pao, vegan pav, ladi pav


My earliest memory is my grandma giving me Rs.0.5, yes, 50 paise, and sending me off to buy pao at 4pm, when the poder made his second round of the day. Today the humble pao costa a little more, but is still subsidized by the government so that it is affordable to all.

The Goan pao is like no other and although I attempt to recreate it in my kitchen with this recipe, I will never accept it can reach the texture of the Goan pao. The Goan pao has the chewiest and lightest crumb that can soak up any curry and still hold its shape. The crust can be soft or "kadak", buy the variety you like, it is always a nice even brown with so much texture. The pav is so aptly salted that it can still be enjoyed just plain and it won't taste bland and use it to mop up a curry, it won't taste too salty. Perfect, just like Goldilocks liked it. And yes, it isn't even a tad bit sweet and the crust doesn't crumble, like it does for store bough pao in Bangalore.

I have spent several years trying to find the perfect pao in Bangalore and almost given up. There are a few ones that come close to the Goan pao, but aren't always available. So in the meantime I have been attempting to make it at home. And after several several tries, I can say that this Pao recipe satisfies me.

The pao is soft and has a decent crumb that does not rip apart and crumble when dipped into a gravy. The crust is nice and soft with a gentle resistance of the gluten. It isn't always an even texture, but I attribute it to my shaping skills. While I attempt to keep most of my recipes vegan friendly, this is one place where I tend to replace the sugar with honey just because it gives me an amazing rise and color. The recipe below calls for sugar, but feel free to replace it with honey, maple syrup or any other sweetner. The addition of steam helps the pao rise and also gives it better texture as in the case of a sourdough or other artisanal breads.

goan pao, vegan pav, ladi pav


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Pav Recipe | Goan Pao Recipe


goan pao, vegan pav, ladi pavPav or Pao are leavened bread rolls from India. Pao is a soft, fluffy and chewy white bread roll. Pao is usually served with a bhaji or curry on the side. This recipe of pav is vegan.

Recipe Type:  Bread
Cuisine:            Goan / Indian
Prep Time:     2.5 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Total time:     3 minutes
Yield:                Makes 9 small pavs

Ingredients:


3 cups all-purpose flour or maida
3 tsp instant yeast or 2 tsp active dry yeast
1 Tbsp Honey or Sugar
2 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
Water as required
Oil for greasing
Flour for dusting

Method:


1. Add the sugar or honey to 0.5 cups of warm water and mix well.
2. Add in the yeast and mix well. If using active dry yeast, allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast blooms.
3. Pour the yeast to a large bowl and add in the 2 Tbsp of oil and salt.
4. Add the flour and knead to a smooth dough. Use water as required while kneading.
5. Once you have a smooth dough, rub some oil on it to prevent it from drying and cover and keep the dough in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubles.
6. Once the dough has doubled, punch it down and move it to a floured surface.
7. Gently knead the dough again and form a log.
8. Divide it into equal pieces. I divided into 9 pieces because I was using an 8 inch square pan.
9. Take each piece of dough and roll it into a ball. Fold the sides in and place it on a greased baking pan.
10. Keep 1-2 cm gap between the dough balls. The dough will rise and the pav rolls are meant to stick together on the sides to give you the classic shape and feel of pav.
11. Cover loosely with a cloth and allow the pav to rise for a second time in a warm place. The second rise may be shorter than the first as the yeast is already activated.
12. Preheat the oven to 220 degree Celsius and boil water in a kettle until it reaches a rolling boil.
13. Place the pav in the oven and in a tray below the pav add the boiled water to create steam in the oven.
14. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pav bread is cooked. Timing may vary according to the oven.
15. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
16. Allow to cool before serving.

Notes:

  1. Using honey instead of sugar gave me a better rise and color. Feel free to substitute the sweetner to your liking. Don't eliminate the sweetner, it is required for the color and rise.
  2. You can brush the top of the pav with milk before baking, it helps in getting a browner color on the top.
  3. You can replace water with milk in the recipe, it will give you softer and less chewy pav.
  4. Steam helps the pav get a better rise and texture. You can skip this, although it is recommended.



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Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies Recipe | Gluten Free Coconut Shortbread Cookies [Video]


Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies Recipe with step by step video instructions. Coconut Shortbread Cookies are gluten-free biscuits made from coconut flour. Coconut Shortbread Cookies are made with just 4 ingredients and are vegetarian, eggless, and fit a Jain diet.

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Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread Cookies

I wonder where the coconut flour was hiding all this while!

I went through a phase of eating gluten free food for a few months and I must say I felt so much better. It is a lot of work though as gluten free is not a concept that is widely known in India. While a lot of South Indian food is traditionally gluten free, as it is mostly rice or millet based, restaurants tend to either add in flour as a way of improving texture or just to get instant results. So, it is very easy to mistakenly eat gluten when eating out. Hence, came the need to make everything at home from scratch. While daily food was easy to give up, I had a hard time with sweets, my sweet tooth and all. I missed my cookies and tea, especially as I watched Raj munch on them from afar.

So, I made my own cookies!! Gluten free Cookies!! I made Almond Flour Cookies and these amazing Coconut Flour Cookies. Unfortunately, they are amazing. Yes, unfortunately, coz it means that your family who doesn't care about gluten are now snacking away on your amazing fragrant cookies. I had to literally hide my cookies from them!

Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread Cookies


Are you in love with Coconuts? I sure am. Born a coconut fan. So the best part of these cookies for me was the pure taste of coconut through and through.

The details...


The cookies follow a very simple recipe with just 4 ingredients. It is a mix, knead, chill, cut and bake.

A regular shortbread cookie has the easiest measurements, 1:1:1, that is, 1 cup flour, 1 cup butter and 1 cup sugar. I almost followed the same. The only ingredient I was cautious about was the sugar. I added it on the go as per taste. And with this cookie dough, believe me, you will be tasting a lot **wink**.

So to start off, mix the coconut flour, butter, vanilla and half of the sugar. I added vanilla for added flavor, plus I love the wafting smell of vanilla while the cookie bakes. Since the coconut flour has no gluten, you will not get a kneadable dough. Just combine until everything comes together. Add more powdered sugar as you taste it and feel the need for more sweetness. You can also add milk to help the dough combine, but since there is no gluten, it will never hold like regular cookie dough.

Once the dough is completely combined, we will chill it in the fridge. If you are short for time, chill it in the freezer for 30 minutes. To chill the dough, place it in a plastic wrap and chill. You can also shape the dough like a log and later just slice the cookies and bake. That actually seemed easier, but I had already chilled it like a ball. If you chilled it like a ball, gently knead the dough and cut out cookies in the desired shape. Bake until golden on the edges.

The cookies tend to get slightly harder as they age, which is after about a week. But you can microwave them and warm them up or just dunk in hot milk/tea and enjoy. They still taste the same.


Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread Cookies


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Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies Recipe | Gluten Free Coconut Shortbread Cookies Recipe


Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread CookiesCoconut Shortbread Cookies are gluten-free biscuits made from coconut flour. Coconut Shortbread Cookies are made with just 4 ingredients and are vegetarian, eggless, and fit a Jain diet.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     75 minutes
Cook time:     15 minutes
Total time:     1 Hour 30 Minutes
Yield:                Makes 20-25 cookies

Ingredients:


1 cup Coconut Flour
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 cup unsalted Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp Milk (Optional)

Method:


1. Mix softened butter with coconut flour, vanilla and half the powdered sugar.
2. Mix until combined. Taste and add more sugar if required.
3. Add milk as needed to help the dough come together.
4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 45-60 minutes. If you are in a hurry, you can chill in the freezer for 20-30 minutes too.
5. You can either shape the cookie dough as a log before chilling or as a ball of dough.
6. After 60 minutes, unwrap the dough and knead it until about 6-8 mm thickness. Don't make it too thin. Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter and lay on a baking tray in a single layer.
7. If you chilled the cookie dough as a log, you can slice the cookies and lay them on a baking tray.
8. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
9. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
10. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight box at room temperature.



Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread Cookies


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Almond Flour Cookies Recipe | 4 Ingredient Gluten Free Almond Cookies [Video]


Gluten-Free Almond Cookies recipe with step by step video instructions. Gluten Free Almond cookies are crescent shaped eggless cookies made with almond flour, butter, and sugar. Crescent Almond Cookies are dusted with powdered sugar to make them super delicious treat!

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gluten free eggless almond flour cookies

Friday evening, a retro song, a hot cup of tea and these almond cookies (and of course Instagram!). A perfectly relaxing moment in my week.

That's exactly what I was doing until I started writing this post. It's a beautifully warm evening, not too hot not too cold, just like how Goldilocks likes it. My trusty laptop is playing melodious songs on YouTube, I have a nice cup of tea and these sugar-coated almond flour cookies, that I dunk into my tea amidst browsing Instagram for the latest trends (and also cute puppy videos). This is exactly how I found this recipe.

gluten free eggless almond flour cookies


gluten free eggless almond flour cookies


I was as usual browsing through Insta when this cookie caught my eye. Just 4 ingredients and virtually no work. Making them is as relaxing as eating them. I had to make them, especially, since I have been experimenting with going gluten-free. Off the shelf gluten-free cookies are super expensive and not that great either, I am yet to find a one I love. But this one was love at first lick. Yes, lick. Did I not mention that these cookies are rolled through powdered sugar? So yummy....

Almond flour, while extremely common in other countries, isn't yet so easily available in India. I found a lot of options at Food Hall in Bangalore. It is also available online on Amazon. But if none of those work out for you, you can make your own at home. I found this recipe on Minimalist Baker that seems simple enough - How to make Almond Flour.

gluten free eggless almond flour cookies


Once you have the almond flour, you are all set. Oh, yeah, you also need butter at room temperature. If you forgot to keep the butter out of the fridge (like me!), then the best way to use it is to grate the cold butter and use it in the recipe. So almond flour, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla, that is all you need. The original recipe that I remember skipped the vanilla, but I love the aroma of vanilla wafting through the house. Plus I like my cookies flavored with something.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until you have a dough that you can shape. If it feels loose, add a little milk or water or more butter. Everyone loves more butter. Shape it how you like it. The recipe I followed had them crescent shaped so I stuck to it. Once the cookies are shaped and baked, you have to do the most important step - the rolling in sugar. The rolling has to happen while the cookies are still hot or warm so that the sugar sticks to the cookie. So, either cool the cookies for 5 minutes on a wire rack and roll in the powdered sugar or if you have fireproof hands, just drop them in the sugar immediately from the baking tray and toss well until all the cookies are coated.

Enjoy it with your cup of tea or coffee or milk, whichever is your sin!

gluten free eggless almond flour cookies



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Gluten Free Almond Cookies Recipe

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Almond Flour Cookies are gluten-free cookies/biscuits made with just 4 ingredients - almond flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Easy to make almond cookies.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     45 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Total time:     65 minutes
Yield:                15-17


Ingredients:


1 cup Almond Flour
3 Tbsp unsalted Butter
0.25 cup powdered Sugar
0.5 tsp Vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for dusting

Method:


1. In a large bowl, take almond flour, 0.25 cup powdered sugar, vanilla extract and butter (at room temperature).
2. Mix well until combined.
3. Shape into crescents or any shape that suits you.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degree Celsius or until golden brown.
5. Cool on a wire rack.
6. While the cookies are still warm, roll the cookies in a bowl with powdered sugar to coat the cookies with it.
7. Store in an airtight box once completely cooled.



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Eggless Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache [Video]


Rich, moist, indulgent, sinful and delectable eggless Chocolate Cake covered with a smooth dark Chocolate Ganache. This cake is perfect for birthdays and special occasions. It is easy to make and super delicious.

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eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache

This is the BEST eggless chocolate cake EVER!!!

And the family agrees.

This year when I asked both Raj and Gee if I should bake them a cake, both of them just shooed away the thought and asked for different things. I made those other things, but it did not feel like a birthday if I did not bake a cake. So here's the best Birthday cake I ever made.

Recently, my baking has been a little bit of a failure - super healthy cakes that tasted not so delightful, a tray of freshly baked brownies that saw the floor before they saw the mouth and a cake that tasted like groundnut more than vanilla thanks to the groundnut oil I used. So this cake had to be a success. It was, after all, the birthday of the two people who make up my life.

This cake is everything you ever imagined a Chocolate Cake should be. It is eggless, yet moist. It is rich, dark and deeply chocolatey. Top it with the dark chocolate ganache and the cake becomes sinful and indulgent. Basically, this cake kicks the ass of any other birthday cake.

eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache


To make this Eggless Chocolate Cake

Firstly, we need to bake 2 layers of cake. I do not use box mixes, so this cake is made from scratch.
The cake is made from simple easily available ingredients. A few things that make this cake rich and moist:

Oil instead of butter. We want a moist and dense cake instead of a light and crumbly cake. And my pro tip, use a flavorless oil, unless you like the flavor of oil. Last time I used groundnut oil and it had an aftertaste that I could not get rid off.

Condensed milk. This is my favorite egg replacer in all eggless cakes. The condensed milk manages to hold the cake together like nothing else does. I always use sweetened condensed milk, so I tend to use less sugar instead.

Yogurt. Again, this makes it moist while adding a creaminess to the cake. You will never taste the sourness of the yogurt, but it does add another dimension to the flavor.

Coffee. Coffee has time and again been used in dark chocolate cakes, and with good reason. Coffee brings out the flavor of the chocolate and makes the cake taste more chocolatey. It enhances the darkness of the cake too, in flavor and color, if you know what I mean.

I baked the cake at night and frosted them the next day morning. The cakes need to completely cool before you frost them, else the ganache will melt. While all my cakes dome in the center, this one did not really. I mean it did, but ever so slightly. So while frosting the cakes, I sliced the top off to level them.

eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache


The cake tasted AH-MAZING with the chocolate ganache, so I really wish you make it too.

The ganache is made from only 3 ingredients, so be nice to me and yourself, and make it. Use the best quality dark chocolate bar, your favorite one. I used a regular sweetened dark chocolate bar that I eat and not cooking chocolate. I used Amul's Peru single origin dark chocolate bar and it tasted so good. Cut the chocolate into small pieces so it melts quickly. Heat the cream and pour it into the chocolate and mix it until the chocolate melts and has no lumps. If the cream isn't hot enough, the chocolate will not melt. In that case, gently melt the chocolate over a double boiler.

The chocolate I used already had sugar in it, so I added very little powdered sugar later. If you are using unsweetened or semi sweetened chocolate, add in more sugar (as desired). At this point the chocolate is molten, you can pour this over the cake if you plan to serve the cake as a single layer cake. If you want to make a two-layer cake like me, then cool the ganache slightly in the fridge so it hardens slightly and reaches a spreadable consistency. 15 mins were more than enough for me. This time may differ depending on the type of chocolate used. I suggest peeping into the refrigerator every 10 minutes. If it hardens up a lot, gently reheat it over the double boiler for a few seconds and add some milk and whisk it into submission.

I did not pipe the ganache into fancy shapes but just used the back of a spoon to create the pattern on the top of the cake. You can make any pattern you like.

The cake tastes best when slightly warmed up. Microwave any leftover slices for 10-20 seconds and enjoy an even more sinful dessert.


eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache




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Eggless Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache


eggless chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganacheRich and delectable eggless chocolate cake topped with a dark chocolate ganache.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     40 minutes
Total time:     70 minutes
Yield:                One 6" cake

Ingredients:


For the chocolate cake:


1.5 cups All Purpose Flour
0.75 cups unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1 cup Powdered Sugar
0.5 cup Oil
200ml sweetened Condensed Milk
0.5 cup Yogurt (Curd)
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 cup hot Water
1 Tbsp strong Coffee Powder

For the chocolate ganache:


250gms good quality Dark Chocolate
1 cup full fat Cream
2-3 Tbsp Powdered Sugar

Method:


To make the chocolate cake:


1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder 1-2 times to remove lumps. Keep aside.
2. Take the powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl and add the oil. Whisk until the two are combined.
3. Add in the condensed milk, yogurt and vanilla essence and whisk until completely combined and smooth.
4. Boil the 1 cup of water and mix in the 1 Tbsp of strong coffee powder and add to the mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
5. Add in the sifted dry ingredients by the spoonfuls and whisk to combine.
6. Grease two 6" pans and either line them with baking paper or dust them with flour.
7. Divide the batter equally between the two pans.
8. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 180 degree Celsius until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
9. Demould the cakes and allow them to cool on a wire rack until completely cooled.

To make the chocolate ganache:


10. 30 minutes before you are ready to serve the cake, cut the dark chocolate and put it in a large mixing bowl.
11. Add in the hot cream and whisk until all the chocolate has dissolved and the ganache is smooth. If the cream was not hot enough and the chocolate did not melt completely, you can melt it gently over a double boiler.
12. Add in the powdered sugar as required and mix well.
13. Refridgerate the ganache until it hardens slightly and reaches spreadable consistency.

To assemble the chocolate cake:


14. To assemble, slice off the dome of the cake to level both of them.
15. Place one on a plate and spoon some of the ganache on it. Spread it around. Place the other cake on the first.
16. Spread the remaining ganache on the top and sides of the cake.
17. Cake is ready to serve.



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Milk Rusk Recipe | Sweet Bread Rusk Recipe [Video]


Milk Rusk is a twice baked sweet bread. Milk Rusk is sweet and tastes best with a hot cup of tea. Rusk is a popular tea-time snack in India.

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How do you like your chai/tea? I like mine slightly strong with little milk and 1 tsp of organic jaggery powder, that brown chocolatey kind, with a rusk to dunk into it.

I LOVE dunking biscuits and rusks in my tea. I sometimes dunk cakes and bread too, but that's a story for another day. I've been dunking rusks for years and loved how the crispy hard rusk just melts once dunked. My snack box usually has a packet of rusk from the local bakery, coz those are the BEST!


So one Saturday, when I was relatively free, I decided to bake some myself. So there are sweet rusks and savory rusks. I am not sure if the savory one is native to only Bangalore and surrounding areas because I had never seen one before. But that's my least favorite one, so totally ignoring the existence of that one. There are 2 types of sweet rusks, the bread rusk and the cake rusk. The cake rusk is like a biscotti, where one bakes a cake first and then slices it and bakes again until it dries up and becomes a crisp sweet cake rusk. That's a recipe I still need to try. This time I tried the second recipe, which is of bread rusk. 

To make the bread rusk, one needs to bake a sweet bread first and then slice it and bake it again until it dries up to give the crispy hard rusk that we all enjoy.


About the Sweet Bread
  • Bread rusk takes a considerably longer time to make because it includes the rise time of the bread. However, this is free time as you don't need to monitor it, just leave it in a warm place to rise.
  • Sweet bread takes longer than regular bread to rise. The added sugar slows down the process, so you will have to wait longer. It took me around 4 hours to get a good rise out of the bread, it may take longer if you live in a cooler area. 

Once the bread is ready, it doesn't take very long to make the rusks if you have a large oven and a sheet pan. I had to make mine in batches, so it took me some time to bake them all.

But the wait was worth it! The satisfaction of dunking a home baked rusk exceeded the boredom of the waiting period. Happy Rusk Baking to you!!


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Milk Rusk Recipe | Sweet Bread Rusk Recipe


Milk Rusk is a twice baked sweet bread. Milk Rusk is sweet and tastes best with a hot cup of tea. Rusk is a popular tea-time snack in India.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     6 Hours
Cook time:     1 Hour
Total time:     7 Hours
Yield:                Makes 20-25


Ingredients:


2 cups All purpose flour
0.5 cup Milk Powder
3-4 Tbsp powdered Sugar
0.5 cup lukewarm Water
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Active Dried Yeast
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Milk
Water as required

Method:


1. Add the 1 tsp of sugar and the active dried yeast into the lukewarm water and mix well. Keep is aside for 5-10 minutes to bloom.
2. Take the flour, milk powder and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
3. Add the yeast and mix well.
4. Knead into a smooth dough using water.
5. Coat the dough with the oil and cover and keep aside to rise until doubled. This may take 2-4 hours.
6. Once the dough has doubled, punch it down and knead it gently for 2-3 minutes.
7. Divide the dough into 2 and shape into rolls. Cover and keep aside to rise again.
8. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
9. Once the loaves have doubled, brush the loaves with milk and bake for 30-40 minutes until done.
10. Allow the bread to cool completely, then slice into rusk slices.
11. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
12. Place the rusk in a single layer in a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes.
13. Flip the rusks after 10 minutes.
14. Cool on a wire rack.
15. Store in an airtight container. Serve with tea or coffee.



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Eggless Almond Cookies or Badam Biscuits. Crisp buttery cookies made with almonds. 

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These Almond Cookies guys.... are the best cookies EVER!!

I've baked several cookies over the years, but it is to these almond beauties that I keep going back. These were the first cookies I ever baked and posted. Today I'm just reposting the exact same recipe, nothing to fault there, with new photos and a video to make it easier for you to bake these almond cookies. Now you have absolute no reason not to. Right?

I would have never got around to baking anything if it weren't for a quarter packet of unsalted butter staring at me every time I opened the fridge. Frankly, I can't even remember why I bought that butter and when I used parts of it. I've been racking my brain but got nothing so far. So because I was actually bored of seeing that butter in the fridge, I decided I need to bake something. I had excess almonds available, so I got around to baking these oldies again.

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Making these cookies is very very easy. All you need is 7-8 ingredients at room temperature. I use a mix of maida or all purpose flour and atta or whole wheat flour, just because I stay a little far from all purpose flour when I can. If you like you can use only all purpose flour or only whole wheat flour. The whole wheat flour here adds to the nuttiness of the cookie and is pretty much unnoticeable. I coarsely ground the almonds, you can also chop the almonds or add extra chopped almonds to give it a more almond-y taste. I plan to add the chopped almonds next time.

The important thing while baking cookies is to not over-mix the mixture. Over-mixing will give you harder cookies, so mix everything until just combined. Also, don't overdo the creaming of the butter, it is a cookie not a cake, so don't incorporate a lot of air in there. I made one batch with the full 100 gms of sugar and found it a tad too sweet. Hence, here in this recipe, I added only 3/4th of the sugar first and then added more as required.

It is recommended to chill the cookie dough before baking as it prevents the cookie from spreading too much. If you are short for time, freeze it for 15 minutes. This cookie dough did not slice well for me as it had almond pieces, so I rolled them instead of just slicing the dough. Once all that is done, just bake the cookie until it is slightly browned on the sides. When you remove the cookies out, they will feel soft, allow them to cool and they will firm up.

These Almond Cookies are crisp and not chewy. They taste great when dunked into a hot cup of chai. Don't you just love dunking your biscuits or cookies in chai? So I'm off to eat my cookies with chai.

Happy Weekend!

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Eggless Almond Cookies Recipe | Badam Biscuit Recipe


eggless almond cookies, badam biscuitsEggless Almond Cookies or Badam Biscuits. Crisp buttery cookies made with almonds.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     40 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Total time:     60 minutes
Yield:                35 cookies

Ingredients:


0.75 cup or 125 gms Unsalted Butter
0.5 cup or 50 gms Flour (Maida)
1 cup or 100 gms Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)
0.5 cup or 100 gms Sugar
0.75 cup or 100 gms Almonds
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
2 Tbsp Milk

Method:


1. Powder the sugar until fine.
2. Coarsely powder the almonds.
3. Take unsalted butter that is at room temperature into a large bowl.
4. Add in 3/4th of the powdered sugar and whisk until the sugar has mixed well and the butter is creamy.
5. Sift in the flour, whole wheat flour and baking powder.
6. Add the powdered almonds and vanilla essence and knead until combined. If it is too dry, add a little milk.
7. Taste the dough and add in more powdered sugar if required and knead again until combined.
8. Wrap in a plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
9. After 30 minutes, divide the cookie dough into 35 equal parts.
10. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
11. Shape the cookies and place on a greased baking sheet.
12. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until the edges are slightly browned.
13. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
14. Store in an air tight box once completely cooled.





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