Paan Masala Biscuits


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Truly a creative biscuit or cookie recipe, Paan masala biscuits are prepared by stuffing Gulkand based sweet and cooling mixture into the pastry dough balls. Flatten the stuffed balls and bake till crispy done.

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Ingredients

FPR PUFF PASTRY
2 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
200 gms butter
1/2 tsp salt
TO BE MIXED INTO A FILLING
4 tbsp powdered sugar
4 tbsp powdered pistachios
8 tbsp powdered almonds (badam)
8 tbsp gulkand
4 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands
Method

  1. Divide flour into 2/3 and 2/3 parts.to 2/3 part mix butter. put on a small plastic sheet and then in fridge to harden. to the remaining 2/3 flour, mix in salt and make a soft dough with water. knead well.
  2. Roll dough oblong. remove the cooled butter mixture from the fridge and put it in the centre of the rolled out dough and fold. again put in fridge to harden for about 15minutes.
  3. Remove dough on floured surface and roll as long as possible. fold two ends in the centre and then place one side of the fold over the other. sprinkle the dry flour whenever the dough tears and butter comes out in the initial stages of rolling. put in fridge for 15 minutes to harden. repeat this process four times.
  4. Divide the filling into 4equal portions.
  5. Cut the ready puff pastry into four parts. roll each part to an oblong approx 7"x 5".
  6. Thinly spread the filling. roll up lengthwise like a swiss roll, sealing edges with water and trimming ends.
  7. Brush with milk. mark eight cuts with a knife on the surface.
  8. Bake at 200degree c till golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on rack. dust with icing sugar.
  10. Cut out biscuits at the markings.


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This recipe was contributed by kundan shah on 25 Feb 2001
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