Butter sweet and salt biscuits


Everybody’s favorite, sweet and salt biscuits melts in your mouth and you can’t just get enough of it! Mum would bake biscuits for us and we loved sharing it with our friends.

Try them out πŸ™‚

Sweet and salt biscuit  Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Sweet and salt biscuit
Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Maida/All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch

Method

  •  Melt the butter and allow it to cool. Sieve the maida, baking powder, rice flour, salt and cardamom powder together to be evenly distributed
  •  Pour this mixture into a bowl and mix well the powdered sugar
  •  Add the melted butter little by little to make a dough. It will be a little crumpled. Do not add more butter, milk or water to make a soft dough.
  • Leave the dough for about 15 – 20 mins covered in a cloth, kept in a closed vessel. This will make it easier to make a small ball and flatten it a bit .
  • You can give the biscuits any shape you like. Arrange them on a biscuit tray
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Bake in the middle rack for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Broil it for a minute. It gives a nice texture on the top. Remove it from oven and store it in air tight containers once it cools.

Yummy Chocolate Cake!


Chocolate cake is simply irresistible!

Didi baked it for her cute kids, just like how Mum used to for all of us πŸ™‚
Here’s the picture courtesy, Jeeju.

Chocolate CakePic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Chocolate Cake
Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 4
  • Cocoa Powder – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – 3/4 cup
  • Powdered Sugar β€“ 1 1/4 cup
  • Baking POwder – 1 3/4 tsp
  • All purpose flour / Maida β€“ 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Method:
  • Keep all ingredients ready with the above mentioned measurements before you start preparing the cake.
  • If you do not have powered sugar, powder it and then measure. Here you will need 1 1/4 cup.
  • Sieve maida, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder thrice so that all are very well mixed.
  • Softened the butter before beating. Do not melt.
  • Eggs should be at room temperature. If refrigerated keep them out for about an hour before baking.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter and dust with Maida so that the cake comes off easily once baked. You can miss this step if you have a greased tray.
  • Preheat at 180-200 degree Celsius till it becomes hot
  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy. Make sure to beat in one direction
  • Beat eggs separately one by one with vanilla essence.
  • Add beaten egg to the butter-sugar and mix well. Do not allow the mixture to curdle
  • Mix the sieved flour to the butter-sugar-egg mixture slowly and fold to a dropping consistency. Do not allow to curdle
  • Pour this mixture into the baking tray and bake for 220 degree Celsius for about 20 minutes. Time may vary for each oven.
  • Check if the cake is baked with a tooth pick. The cake is done if it comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and place it on a wire rack and allow to cool.

Thank You Didi! Just brought back memories when Mum would bake for us.

Choco Almond Muffins!


Thank You Mum for the awesome muffins!

Do try them out and have a chocolaty time!

Choco almond muffins by mum!

Choco almond muffins by mum!

 

  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Eggs – 4
  • Almonds powdered – 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – Β½ tsp
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp
  • Maida –  5 tbsp
  • Sugar – 7 tbsp
  • Almonds chopped – 12

Method

Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl.

Add melted butter and beat. Mix in the mixture of maida, cocoa and almond powder.

Add vanilla essence.

Pour into muffin moulds, top with chopped almonds and bake for about 20 minutes in a moderate oven.

Chocolate Muffins


Mummy loved baking for her grandchildren. It gave her immense joy. She had baked chocolate muffins for Mehran and Manal, her grandchildren she simply adored πŸ™‚

Do try them this Christmas!

Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate – 800 gms
  • Butter – 100 gms
  • Eggs – 4
  • Baking powder – 3 tsps
  • Maida – 1 1/3 cups
  • Sugar – 1 Β½ cups
  • Vanilla essence
  • Milk – half cup
  • Soda – ΒΌ tsp

Method:

Sieve maida, soda and baking powder. Melt chocolate, add essence

Beat the eggs. Mix everything in a bowl.Β PlaceΒ the paper cuts on the muffin tray.

Pour the mix into paper cuts and bake at 180 Celsius for 30 minutes.

Welcome to Noor’s Kitchen :)


This Blog is the brainchild of my sisters – Shazia, Nazia (my twin sis) and me.

Dedicated to Mum, we are happy to share delicious recipes that Mum loved to cook.  She has collected them over the years.

She loved baking, cooking, and experimenting with food, no matter rain or shine. And most amazing of all, she spread her love and charm by serving food to all those who came home.

The recipes share here are prepared by my lovely sisters and made attractive by my Jeeju, Mujahid Khaleel’s photography.

Hope you all enjoy the recipes and share yours with us πŸ™‚