Monday, July 24, 2006

Almond and Cinnamon Munchies JFI no 4 Flour

These biscuits are ideal for a tea party and are particularly popular with children if you cut them into animal shapes. I have a group of 4/5 friends and we meet up atleast once a week at tea time at someone's place. Obviously the children are there too and they need to be given different treats to keep them quiet for some time so they let us ladies chat. So here are the munchies I made for them.

Ingredients needed:

200 gm self raising flour
1/2 tspn soda-bi-carb
1 tspn cinnamon powder
2 tspn muscovado sugar (or any other brown sugar will do but muscovado is delicious)
1 tblspn chopped almonds
50 gms butter
50 gms golden syrup
raisins or chocolate chips for decorating
cookie cutters of various shapes (in case you do not have cutters you can simply use the round plastic lid of any bottle or container that you might have lying in your cupboard)

1. Sift the flour, soda-bi-carb and cinnamon together
2. Stir in the sugar and the ground almonds
3. Melt the butter and the golden syrup in a heavy bottom pan on a gentle heat
4. Remove pan from the heat and gently stir in the flour to form a soft but not sticky dough
5. Knead gently just to bring the dough together
6. Roll out the dough to 4mm thickness and cut into various shapes with your cutters. Decorate the animal shapes with chocolate or raisin eyes and noses.

7. Bake for 12-15 mins at 190deg C. Let the biscuits cool before storing in an airtight container.
Serve with coffee ,tea or simply with a glass of milk


Anonymous said...

what a lovely looking collection of cookies...

Terrific entry Aparna. Thank you very much for participating.

Anonymous said...

Hi anupama,
Thats a great reciepe.I have one question though,Is there any substitute for the golden syrup?in case of non availability?

Anonymous said...

You are baking in this summer heat, I'm melting away. I had a bath in the Baltic Sea, but it was not refreshing.

Sumitha said...

Glad you are back to blogging Anu,a doubt...Whats golden syrup?

Anupama said...

Anupa, you can buy golden syrup in Pune at Dorabjee's in Camp. It is the stuff drizzled on to pancakes

Hallo Ostwestwind, ich glaube,bei dieses warmes und feuchtes Wetter ist Backen viel viel besser als etwas indisches auf dem Herd kochen.

Sumitha, AsI have mentioned earlier golden syrup is normally drizzled on pancakes just like maple syrup. It is easily available in UK you should be able to get it in Switzerland too

Revathi said...

The biscuits look light and delicous !!!

Vaishali said...

Anupama, those are lovely looking cookies. I'm sure the kids loved it.

Anupa, the golden syrup available in Pune is of 'Sherwood' brand of Mahabaleshwar. The bottle has 'Golden Spread' written on it. You could substitute it with honey too.

Sumitha, here in Germany, it is available as 'Zuckersirup' or 'Zuckerröhrensirup'. Thought the names might be similar in Switzerland.

Anupama again, do you think I am stealing your blog from you? :-)

Anupama said...

No Vaishali, I do not think you are trying to steal my blog from me, infact thank you for the info regarding golden syrup. I am sure many bloggers coming to this post will find it useful.