Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas post 2- Butter Biscuits

This recipe is in continuation of the Christmas sweet series. The dough used for these biscuits (no relation to the American variety served with fried chicken) is very similar to short crust pastry but is less sensitive to flakiness and for that matter, skill. A simple munchie to make but what can be more addictive than deep fried dough!

Butter Biscuits

You will need:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 stick of unsalted butter (frozen)
2 tbsp sugar
A pinch of salt
Vegetable oil for frying

Mix together all the dry ingredients. Add butter to the dry ingredients and use your hand to incorporate it into the flour till it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add just enough water to make a pliable dough. Knead for about five minutes. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll out into a sheet of about 1/2 cm thickness. Use a pizza cutter to make tiny (1cm x 1cm) square pieces. Repeat for all 4 portions. Pour oil into a small deep pan and fry as many dough squares as you can fit. Cook till golden brown, toss around pieces frequently to ensure even browning.

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