These biscuits are very similar to those that I had as a child. My dad would take ghee or clarified butter, atta or whole wheat flour, and sugar to the local bakery and they would turn the ingredients into the most delicious biscuits. Through these biscuits nostalgia meets taste.
Atta or whole wheat flour 1 cup
Ghee or clarified butter 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Milk 3 tbsps
Mix the atta, ghee and sugar till they resemble bread crumbs.
Add the milk a tablespoon at a time and make a soft dough.
Flatten it using the heel of your palm to a 1/4” thickness disc and using a cookie cutter, cut out the biscuits. I used a cake scraper to make a light pattern on the biscuits.
Arrange them on a greased baking tray. Bake in a 170 degree C oven for 20 minutes.
I always use all-purpose flour for my cakes. Today, I experimented with whole wheat flour. In fact, I decided to go for the healthy version without eggs or butter. I used light vegetable oil and plain yoghurt instead. It turned out really delicious with a nice, chewy texture.
Whole wheat flour (atta) 2 cups Sugar 3/4 cup Sundrop vegetable oil 1/2 cup Yoghurt 1 cup Baking powder 1 tbsp Baking soda 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder 2 tbsps Vanilla essence 1 tsp Water as needed Milk 3 tbsps Walnuts, roughly chopped 1/2 cup Raisins 1/2 cup
For the syrup: Cadbury’s Bournvita 2 tbsps dissolved in 1/4 cup water Cadbury’s cocoa 1 tbsp
Icing sugar 1 tbsp
Mix the wheat flour, sugar, cinnamon powder, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
Using a stand mixer, add the oil and yogurt to the pan and mix at Speed 1. Add the flour mix, a little at a time. Add water as needed to maintain the consistency of the batter.
Add the milk and vanilla essence. Add the walnuts and raisins.
Grease a 9”x6” rectangular cake dish and pour in the batter.
Bake in a 170 degree C oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Test after 50 minutes and when the skewer comes out clean, take the cake out of the oven. Let it cool.
Heat the Bournvita syrup in a nonstick pan and when it boils, add the cocoa. Heat on a low flame for 20 minutes, stirring continuously. Take it off the heat and let it cool.
Before serving, pour the syrup over the cake. Sprinkle icing sugar over the top.