There's something supremely satisfying..


..when you get to bake cocoa flavoured biscuits for the first time, and ahem... they become a super hit. Also I wasn't very happy with the ginger biscuits monopolizing the "men" shape. And since I was bored baking the same old butter biscuits time and again, I hunted the net for a simple choc recipe. Since I was spoilt for choice with the numerous recipes out there, I brought out my own version. I didn't bother with the measurements at all. I had exactly 125 gm of unsalted butter in the fridge. I cut them into tiny pieces, and giving the blender a break, used my fingers to knead the butter with caster sugar, cinnamon powder, baking pwdr and few drops of vanilla extract. Then mixed the little corn flour that I had at home, about 2 tsp of cocoa pwdr and added as much plain flour as the mixture could absorb, to reach the consistency of chapati dough. Popped the dough into the fridge and took it out after couple of hours only to find the dough to have become like one stiff, heavy rock. I regretted a second for my stupidity, and then a tiny light bulb flashed and made me sprinkle some milk onto the mixture. Voila! Out came the rolling pin, the biscuit cutter and the oven trays, and the biscuits got baked at 180 deg c, for 15 minutes. (ofcourse I had to pre-heat the oven). Since cocoa tastes bitter, and I was a bit doubtful if the sugar I've added would be enough to counter it, I sprnkled some sugar when the biscuits were still warm.

I guess this is the first time EVER, I've made something without cup measurements. That's an achievement of sorts for a person who doesn't cook a meal without levelling off rice on the measuring cup!

12 comments:

Bedazzled said...

yuummmmm!!!surprisingly,with some recipes approximation works... love the cookie cutter !!!!

couchpapaya said...

Oh, they look absolutely yummy ... I'm another of those people who cannot cook without measurements, so I understand what a huge achievement it was :) Do you have a recipe for ginger biscuits?? I've never made them but have developed a sudden craving!

WhatsInAName said...

Drooooooool ..............
They look Yummy! In my case, even with proper measurements I mess up the recipes ... so without measurement, I just can't imagine the outcome ;)
Hats off to you! You managed this with a kid in tow. Coooool!

bouncingbubble said...

B-and I get greedy and hope it works everytime;)

cp-we don't like ginger biscuits much so haven't tried them yet.. I followed a recipe for sugarless carrot cake to the T and it came out well.. Guess u'd be interested..link:http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,166,150189-240205,00.html
I halved the raisins qty, as I dislike chewing them on cakes!

WIAN-Kid loves bikis, so I'm encouraged.. plus I hve this weird seasonal love for cooking something with similar ingredients..its quite a task to keep him away from the oven though!

eye-in-sty-in said...

thats pretty cool.... I never measure anything when i cook... Food turns out good most of the time but sometimes its horrible :-)

Smita said...

This looks yummy!!! I have bene dying to try my hands on baking cookies let see when I get onto it!!

Vaise I hardly stick to measuring things & nor do I stick to a reciepe! I always make soem changes onto it :)

Vee said...

Not useful...:) Both ways. I can't cook and also I don't like cookies.

Smita said...

Where u lost?

bouncingbubble said...

Hey Smita.. bit tied up.. will be back soon

Cigarette Sally said...

There is nothing like a good coca biscuit and a fresh cup of brewed coffee!

Education said...

Wow..really good one. Thank you for sharing.


Education ERP

Abhay Patel said...

I really like chocolates. it's very yummy. Thank you for sharing.

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