Eggless Homemade Biscuits
Justin Smith once said ” After you eat grandma’s cookie, everything in life is better”. Well, in my case “If you eat my mom’s cookie, everything in life is better” . Like every child, I drool over my mom’s food. I find her cooking the best among all. And when she prepares her iconic eggless homemade biscuits, I feel I am re-visiting the child in me. The simplicity of the recipe is what it makes it special. This recipe does not have any fancy ingredients of today’s generation, in-fact it still has the good raw old appeal to it.
With evolving times, my mom has altered one ingredient for health benefits and we still love the taste of it. Unlike, cookies are made from butter ,the eggless homemade biscuits is made from pure cow ghee. And before i share the recipe, let me tell you these homemade biscuits can be given to toddlers as well who are learning to eat, while travelling with them or as a evening snack. In case you are interested in toddler’s recipe you can check the section – Kids platter for more such recipes.
So time to reveal my favourite recipe of my mom – Eggless Homemade Biscuits
EGGLESS HOMEMADE BISCUITS
- Wheat Flour – 1 cup
- Oats – 1 cup
- Sugar – 3/4 cup
- Ghee – 3/4 Cup
- Milk – 1/2 cup
- Almond powder/ Cashew powder – 1/4 cup
- Baking soda – 1tsp ( optional )
- Mix the sugar and ghee together and stir continuously till the sugar melts and blends well
- In this mixture add wheat flour, oats and almond flour
- Add baking soda if you using in the recipe
- To bind the dough, add milk gently to achieve the right thickness. In case the dough feels dry, you can add more milk and ghee depending on the consistency needed
- Once the thickness is achieved, roll out small balls of the dough and give a relevant shape with a cookie cutter
- Place the cookies in preheated oven for 15-20 mins at 180-200 C ( Kindly keep checking the first time so that biscuits are not over baked)
- Once you prepare the batch of biscuits store it in a air tight container
- The biscuits are ready to eat
Kindly note –
- You can even prepare the biscuits if you don’t have a oven on a gas grill but it takes longer time
- Instead of oats you can also make use of ragi/nachni flour, however a little more ghee would be needed to get the desired consitency
In case you loved the vintage eggless homemade biscuits recipe, let me tell you my mom added oats instead of a complete wheat flour recipe. Although the changes have been made, we still love the taste of it and also the refined crispiness in the recipe.
This is my second post to the #maakirasoi edition. The first I made was hariyali pavbhaji – a complete green and nutritious pavbhaji suitable for 6 to 60yr old. You can check the recipe over here
This one is completely different, makes me go back to my childhood days to such an extent that I make this for my toddler also and I hope this recipe is passed on to generations to come.
Look forward to your feedback as always.