Shrewsberry Biscuits & Pistachio and Almond Biscuits | Pika Chakula

Shrewsberry Biscuits & Pistachio and Almond Biscuits

2012-08-25

Shrewsberry Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 700g flour
  • 320g icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 400g margarine

Method

  • Cream the margarine and icing sugar well. Add egg and mix again. Add flour and mix well. Put the mixture on a flat surface and roll out into a thick chapati. Cut the chapati with a punch and bake at 160°C for 25 to 30 minutes till done.

Pistachio and Almond Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1kg flour
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 50g almonds, sliced
  • 50g pistachio, sliced
  • 25g milk powder
  • 25g custard powder
  • 3g baking powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • A few drops almond essence
  • A little lemon yellow colour
  • 500g margarine

Method

  • Mix milk powder, custard powder, icing sugar, margarine, cardamom powder and almond essence in a mixer till well blended. Slowly add four eggs, one at a time. When all the ingredients are mixed properly, gradually add the flour, a little at a time.
  • Beat the remaining egg till stiff. Put the mixture on a flat surface and roll out into a ½ cm thick chapatti or of desired thickness. Apply a thin layer of the beaten egg over the chapati and sprinkle finely sliced almonds and pistachios over it. The nuts will stick on the surface because of the egg solution. Cut the chapati into desired shapes. Bake the biscuits at 175°C for 20-25 minutes or till done.
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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Praveen on Mar 18, 2013

    I buy raw almonds and want to be able to tell the difference if possible.

  2. posted by veemodz on Mar 20, 2013

    UK only please. So far Ive got self raising flour, caster sugar, eggs, almond essence, marg,do I need baking soda? Anything else?

  3. posted by Larry R on Mar 21, 2013

    I bought a box a unripe almonds and we dont know how to eat them. Are we suppose to let them ripen first? if so, how?

  4. posted by The Beatles on Mar 22, 2013

    I have been trying to find this recipe for a while, but no success. I even tried to do the search in Italian, but the problem is the photos do not match what I am looking for, although it looks similar.
    That should be a recipe for a cake with two biscuit layers like in the photos you get by doing a simple photo search.
    Thank you :)

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