Salty Savoury Biscuits... for a rainy day!

'Rush'... is another word for my 'Typical Working Day'. And 'Out of the House' is how my weekends go! Sometimes, on house-bound rainy weekends, there is a feeling of wanting to inhabit the kitchen, not rush through it, to savour the domestic warmth plus the drizzle...

These biscuits are a result of that. Rainy weekend... domestic warmth... inhabiting the kitchen:) Plus, a way to keep kids occupied during the rains at home. I am unathletic and dread kids parks (which I have had an enough share of, till not so long ago...), so if you are in the same boat, here you go!


These were a breeze to make, considering the fact that I used my processor for making the dough, not hands. But even if you use your hands to make the dough, it would be a breeze, I guess:) The recipe source is a plethora of websites, cooking books etc., but I did refer this page to come up with the final product. I did some minor changes, to suit the way I wanted them to turn out.

INGREDIENTS:
Plain Flour - 2 cups
Baking Powder - 3 tsps
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp (plus 1/2 tsp for the topping)
Cold Unsalted Butter - 4 to 5 tbsps (plus 3 tbsps of melted Unsalted Butter for the topping)
Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsps
Water - 1/3rd cup (or as required to bring the dough together into a soft ball)



METHOD:
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Put the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt (1/2 tsp) into the food processor. Pulse to combine.
Add cold butter, little at a time, and continue to pulse till all the butter is used up and well combined.
Add the oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, and combine.
Start adding the water cautiously, little by little, keeping an eye on how the dough is turning out. It should form into a ball, a soft ball, and as soon as this is achieved, stop adding water.
Take the dough out of the processor onto a clean surface and knead for a few seconds using your hands.
Roll out, using a rolling pin, as thin as possible (using a bit of dry flour if needed). Cut into circles or squares, or any shape of cookie cutter that you have at hand.
Poke holes in them using a fork, so prevent them from puffing up while being baked.
Arrange them on a baking tray lined with a baking sheet or aluminium foil.
Bake for 10 minutes.

While they are getting baked, mix the butter for the topping with 1/2 tsp of salt.
As the biscuits come out of the oven, brush each one of them with salted butter.
Dont worry if they still seem soft, pale and not crispy. They firm up when they turn cold.
So cool them.
Eat.


It is hard to come out with the actual number of biscuits you will get with these quantities, it mostly depends on the cookie cutter you use. But a general idea would be around 60 biscuits, the number I turned up with.
They keep good for over a week in an airtight container and a lovely accompaniment to tea/coffee during a rainy day:)


Lots of love and happiness:)

Comments

Kanan said…
i love this kind of biscuit with tea. yours looking perfect
Anu said…
perfectly baked salty biscuit. Love those cute crackers with a cup of coffee
Oh! Thanks so much for stopping by and the comments:)
sandya said…
sangi...made it...perfectly baked and taste was good ..but there was a little bit of bitterness towards the end..what do u think will be the reason?

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