May 4, 2009

Buttermilk cookies

We enjoyed the long weekend thoroughly with great weather & a nice city, Prague. Back home now, saw a small carton of buttermilk sitting in the refrigerator since 3-4 days. I read about different baking recipes that use buttermilk.

Just before we left I'd submitted an entry to Click & was wondering what is the next they would come up with. This month's event is Cookies. So, I decided to bake buttermilk cookies for today evening's Tea. I got the recipe from Mandy's blog. The blog has some excellent baking ideas. I also referred to a recipe posted by Bahar.
This goes to Click's May 2009 - Cookies event.

Ingredients: -
1 ½ cup maida
¼ cup buttermilk
¼ cup + 1 tbsp unsalted butter
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp baking Soda
1 large egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
Zest of a one big lemon (optional) I love it, so used it.

Method: -
1. Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.
2. In a mixing bowl sift maida, add baking soda & salt to it.
3. In food processor, cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy.
4. Add the egg & vanilla extract.
5. Add maida, to the food processor along with buttermilk & lemon zest. Run the processor at high for 3 minutes so that the dough forms uniformly.
6. The consistency of the dough was like the chapati dough. I rolled it & using a teaspoon as the cookie cutter, made small flattened cookies.
7. On a baking sheet, arrange them 1” apart.
8. Baking should take around 8-10 minutes depending on the oven. Also notice the edges. If they are lightly brown in color, remove from oven & cool on a wire rack.


Asha said...

Looks plump and delicious, very nice. Enjoy! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice soft and puffed up cookies looks like store bought ones nice cookies...

LG said...

wooow looks like I got a weekend project :) Cookies look plump and nice

Ashwini said...

Looks soft and delicious.

bee said...

thanks for a delicious entry, dear ujjwala.

Sushma said...

looks very delicious Ujwala

Valarmathi said...

Wow that looks fantastic. Yummyyy..

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks nice & yummy.. thxs for sharing,,.. thxs for visiting my blog & ur comment..

anudivya said...

Lucky friend Ujju! I am so envious ;)
The buns look well risen and must be pretty flavorful too.