Thursday, May 7, 2009

What's For Tea?












Cream Cheese Cookies:

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter melted
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
100 gms cream cheese
1/2tsp black seeds (nigella/kalonji/hub al barake)
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp baking powder
4-5 tbs water
1 egg yolk and 1 tsp milk mixed together for brushing cookies

Preparation:
Put the flour in a bowl.Make a well in the centre add the butter, oil, egg, powdered sugar, cream cheese, baking powder and water.Knead to a soft dough adding water as you need.Shape the dough into round cookie shapes or you could work out more shapes and arrange on a slightly greased baking tray.Brush with the egg yolk and milk mixture and sprinkle sesame seeds and black seeds liberally.Bake in a a preheated oven of 350 degrees F until golden in color,to obtain crunchy cookies.



Florentines

Ingredients:
3/4 cup sultanas
2 cups corn flakes
3/4 cup roasted flaked or crushed almonds/peanuts
1/2 cup finely chopped glace cherries/tutti fruity pieces
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk


Combine sultanas,corn flakes,peanuts/almonds,cherries and condensed milk in a bowl.Mix Well.Place the mixture on a baking paper lined tray.Make diagonal lines.Bake in moderate oven about 10 minutes or until slighlty browned and cool on trays to obtain diamond shapes.Store in an air tight box.

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