Monday, August 9, 2010

Almond Biscuits With Orange Butter Cream

As we are nearing towards the month of the Ramadhan,  Muslim women  all over world may be busy in preparation  for food and sweets which they can give it to their friends and family.
 Allah's Apostle said " When the month of ramadhan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained." ( Bukhari)
  When Ramadhan starts normally people distribute sweets when they go for prayer in the mosque or when they visit their friends place. It's always good to celebrate a special moment with sweets. I made these almond biscuits scented with orange zest and sanwiched with orange butter cream which can given as a gift when you visit your friend for Iftar or after  your nice dinner, it can be accompanied with a cup of tea.

Makes 20 biscuits
Ingredients:
Plain flour- 110g
Butter- 75 g
Ground Almonds with skin- 50 g
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Finely grated orange zest- 1 tsp
Caster Sugar- 50 g
For the butter cream:
Butter- 60 g
Icing sugar- 120 g
Grated orange zest- 1 tsp
A tiny drop of orange food colouring( optional)
Method:
Preheat the oven to 160 degree celsius. In a large bowl sift the flour and soda, add the ground almonds and mix together. Add the diced butter to the mixture and mix it till it resembles like a bread crumbs. Finally add the sugar and bring it together like a dough.
  Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper to a thickness of 1/2 inch . Cut out the cookies using cookie cutter and place it in a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
If you don't have a cookie cutter, just take walnut size balls of the dough, roll it between your palms and flatten it.
 Bake it in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. The cooking time might vary according to your oven and the size of the cookie. To check the cookie is cooked move it slightly with one finger, if the cookie moves freely without  sticking to the paper then the cookies are cooked. Take it out from the oven and transfer it to a  wire rack to cool.
  To prepare the butter cream, add the softened butter to a bowl, and then add the sifted icing  sugar, food colouring and grated orange zest, mix it  to a smooth paste. Pipe the cream with a star nozzle in the cookie and sandwich with the other cookie. Serve with tea or gift wrap it and give it to your friends.

Sending this basket of cookies to Joy from fasting to feasting, Dish starts with A, Let's munch tea time snacks and Monthly Mingle-Party Treat hosted by sara's corner originally started by Meeta.
This recipe also goes to Versatile Kitchen Bake-Off event.

38 comments:

Fajeeda said...

thanx awesome..........loved the biscuits......

Jay said...

wat a click ...! Amazing coloration...very delicious biscuits da.

Padhu said...

That's simply divine !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

They looks so pretty and inviting...I would love to have these cute cookie cutters :-)
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

girlichef said...

Wow, they're gorgeous...and they sound so good. I bet almond and orange is a fabulous combo!

Vrinda said...

Delicious biscuits with pretty presentation..

Roshu said...

xcellent work.the presentation is awesome dear..keep rocking

aipi said...

they look GORGEOUS!

Satya said...

wow cookies looks soooooo delicious n tempting ..beautiful presentation ...drooling here ..btw nice to know about u from nitu's blog n apams looks very delicious too

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Uma said...

loved the shape of the cookies.. cute!

Priti said...

Looks yum...wonderful combo and nice clicks dear

Torviewtoronto said...

Ramadan mubarak to you and family
These biscuits look delicious

kothiyavunu.com said...

looks very inviting & yummy..tempting pics...just wanna grab tht plate!

Akila said...

What a colourful biscuits... looks simply delicious....

Happy ramadam dear....

Kamalika said...

Lovely presentation....the biscuits look perfect and tempting...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, those look appetizing and what a beautiful presentation dear.

Suja Sugathan said...

Awesome biscuits..pretty and inviting,
Almond and orange sounds a delicious combo.

Suman Singh said...

cookies looks awesome..feel like grabbing some of them from the jar and indulge myself..

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful cookies, excellent

Lovely Kitchen said...

nice presentation!!!

Raina said...

Wow! These cookies are gorgeous! They sound and look wonderful. I am looking forward to trying these.

Vasavi Suresh said...

Very tempting pics. Very delicious too.

BangaloreBaker said...

I loved the mold you've used. Thanks for the entry.

NIDHYA said...

Cookies are cute looking and can smell the orange flavor from your pic. Love it.

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Sharmilee said...

Thanks for the wonderful entry!

asiya omar said...

nice presentation.looks yummy.

RUBY said...

wowww....wonderful crteation Mymoonah.....glad to follow u...keep up the good wrk gal :)

Peanutts said...

just popping in to wish you a blessed month ( ramadhan) ahead.

Ummi said...

Salam...thanks for dropping by my humble kitchen...much appreciated! Yours look amazing with awesome recipes...wonderful picts! I've followed you...thanks again!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Gorgeous biscuits dear. Looks great.

Sadhana said...

Sooooooooooooooo tempting dear...

shahana said...

Awesome recipe! im bookmarking this..

Carla and Michael said...

These are so beautiful. Now I just have to navigate the measurements in order to make them.

Lav said...

Wow Umm ....So delicious, cute click !! Looks awesome !!

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

An Open Book said...

so cute they look..i bet it asted even better

Chitra said...

Hi,first time here.thnx for dropping by my blog..u have a nice blog with vibrant pics.. most of the recipes are new to me..These cookies looks gr8.. Will be around :)

PranisKitchen said...

very delicious biscuits.. nice color it got..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

awee they looks super gorgeous Umm Mymoonah. Thanks for stopping by my blog and kinds words of appreciation....shall take it from here...all your recipe looks scrumptious!

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