Father’s Day Special
Eggless Hyderabad Karachi biscuits
Hyderabad is famous for Karachi biscuits.
For mixed dry fruits, I have used cashew, almond, walnut ,red and green cherries. Chop the dry fruits in very small otherwise there is a problem when you cut the chilled dough before baking.
- 1 cup Maida
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 5 tbsp vanilla custard powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 150 gm butter at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1+1/2 tsp pineapple essence(vanilla essence also can added)
- 1 cup mixed nuts
- Take mixed dry fruits, both flours, custard powder, cardamom power, baking powder in a bowl. Mix well and keep it aside.
- Take butter in a bowl. Mix it. Add sugar, pineapple essence and beat till pale and light in colour. At least for 2-3 minutes at high speed of mixer. It should be very fluffy.
- Now add mixed dry ingredients in 3 batches to this mixed fluffy butter. Don’t knead but just mix them.
- If you feel dough is dry add some milk.
- Now take a cling film and shape the dough in rectangular shape .
- Chill in the freezer for 20-25 minutes.
- Now preheat oven at 180 degree celsius for 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. I have baked in 2 batches.
Take out the dough and unwrap the foil. Cut the rectangular dough in slices and place them in tray lined with parchment paper. Place the rest sliced dough in refrigerator so that you can easily lift and place them easily on tray in the next batch. Bake for 25-30 minutes. You can see the very light browning at the edges. Take out the tray and cool it completely on wire rack.
Store them in an airtight container and enjoy.