I was introduced to this recipe at our cooking class in middle school. The teacher had us making these delicious fried dumplings to be eaten during recess. I have loved them since then. They are light, tasty and easy to make.
All-purpose flour (maida) 2 cups
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Milk 250 ml
Egg 1 large
Sugar 3/4 cup
Oil for deep frying
Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar.
Break the egg into the mix.
Add the milk and make a smooth batter.
Heat the oil in a wok and drop a little bit of the batter in. It should form a ball and rise to the top.
Drop the batter into the hot oil, a ladleful at a time and fry till they turn golden brown on either side.
It might sound difficult, but making the crust for a pie is quite simple. You have just got to be careful that everything is really chilled. I even keep the flour in the freezer. Use chilled butter and iced water with ice cubes.
All-purpose flour or maida 2 cups Butter 230 g Water 1/2 cup Sugar 2 tbsps
Mix the flour and sugar and cut the butter into the mixture till it resembles bread crumbs.
Add the cold water a tablespoon at a time and make into a dough. Do not overwork the dough.
Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for two hours.
Divide the dough into halves. Roll out one half to line the pie dish. Roll out the other half and use it as the top crust.
Use the crust for sweet or savoury pies. For the savoury pies, leave out the sugar.