Hello Tea India fans, hoping you are all keeping healthy and safe and more so taking more time to practice self-care and cherish precious moments. The first blog was all about me so you get to know more about who I am and what I do. During these times you can imagine my day job as NHS frontline clinician is surely keeping me busy, but I still get my precious time in my humble kitchen to get creative and write recipes.
I had mentioned I was going to share a recipe that you can recreate at home. A recipe that is simple and quick to make yet bursting with flavour and importantly a perfect pairing with Tea India Real Chai. Not only is this recipe simple to make but it’s also vegan so all can enjoy.
“Vegan spiced biscuits”
Makes- around 30 biscuits
125g Caster sugar
250g Vegan butter for baking at room temperature
300g Plain flour
75g fine semolina
1/2tsp ground cardamom
Few strands of saffron
- In a mixing bowl, cream the vegan butter and sugar until creamy/fluffy.
- Fold in the flour, semolina, cardamom and saffron and bind the mixture to a soft dough. Try not to work the dough too much.
- Transfer dough to cling wrap, wrap tightly and chill for 30 mins or even overnight if required.
- After 30 mins or when you are ready to roll your dough, preheat oven to 160 degree fan.
- Unwrap your dough and transfer onto floured surface, sprinkle some flour onto the dough to prevent it sticking on the rolling pin. Roll out the dough to about 0.5 cm thick. Use round cutters or any shape cutters to cut out your dough.
- Place on baking trays and bake in the over for roughly 20 mins or until golden brown.
- Once baked, remove form the oven and transfer to wire rack to cool down.
- Store these in an airtight container and they will keep for up to 2 weeks.
- Now make yourself a warming cup of masala chai using Tea India Real Chai, relax and enjoy the moment…. question is will you dunk it into your tea?
- You can use normal dairy butter if you don’t want vegan option
- Don’t have semolina? No fear, you can just use plain flour or add almond flour as a substitute say around 30g and the rest plain flour.
I hope you enjoy creating these biscuits, please do share your attempts by tagging @teaindia and @chintalkakaya, we would love to share them with our followers.