Thursday, 16 February 2012
Nepalese Chai (tea)Cookies
Fragrant aromatic spices that tickle and tantalise your taste buds in every bite.
4 oz butter, softened
2 -3 tablespoons cold black tea
4 oz granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.Add the butter and sugar to a bowl and cream together until well blended.
2.Stir in flour, spices and salt until just combined, form a dough with the black tea.
3.Wrap the dough in cling film and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
4. Dust a clean surface with plain flour and roll out the dough to approx 3-5mm thick.
5. Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters, alternatively for a more rustic look pinch walnut sized balls and flatten them in your palm before placing on baking tray lined with parchment paper.
6.Bake in a preheated oven 175 degrees C / 350 degrees F for approx 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
7. Remove from oven and immediately transfer to wire rack for cooling.
Serve with hot Nepalese spicy Chai (Tea)
These cookies are crisp and crunchy they are not the chewy type. They are perfect for dunking.
Recipe adapted from here
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A food fanatic with a passion for creating , cooking and sharing mouth watering recipes to tickle and tantalise your taste buds. A "homecook" without culinary school training striving to make my dishes feel complete without being complicated.