You were one of those dear ones who can hug any weary creature who longs for some attention. I every time get overwhelmed when I see your comment. Today I baked a pastry. All these days my baking recipes are from fellow bloggers but this one is my own creation. I suddenly thought of giving names to my own creations…what about giving my dear bloggers’ names to them? First thing came to my mind is yours but was bit hesitant to do it without your permission…But again our dear angel said a big YES to me. And you can easily guess her name its Ashaji of Foodie’s hope!
Dear Asha, this my humble recipe and I call it as Asha cookies. Sounds great na?
All purpose flour – 1 cup
Butter (unsalted, cut into cubes) – 1/2 cup
Chocolate shavings – 1 cup
Toasted and coarsely ground pistachios – 1 cup
Salt – 1/4 spoon
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Actually what I wanted to make:
Make a pastry dough with the flour, butter, salt and sugar and refrigirate it. Take them out roll it into a big rectangle, sprinkle the choco shavings and pistas and roll them as a swiss roll. Cut them into slices. Bake them and serve them warm with shipped cream. In thought this was perfect but the destiny was having a big laugh at my back with I failed to notice.
But what happened ?
When I tried to roll the dough it was not at all pliable. Somehow I managed to roll it and spreaded the choco and pista and tried to roll the dough as a swiss roll. Hmm…after some minutes of trial I ended up with a big mass of dough, choco shavings and pistas everything together. Thought for a minute and immediately made the dough into small balls and flattened them into cookies and baked. Voila…they were really nice to my surprise. So I am giving the decent version of a “how to make”.
How to make it?
Mix the butter cubes, salt and flour with your hands until the flour resembles bread crubs. Add salt and sugar and knead well. Keep it in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Take it out and add the chocolate and pista and knead well. Divide into small balls (2 inch diameter) and flatten them into a cookie. Pre heat the oven and bake these cookies on a baking sheet for 10-12 minutes at 375 degress.. They won’t get crisper or chewy. Just check with a skewer if the cookies are done. The above mentioned time is enough. Take them out and cool them for 10 more minutes. These were not the kind of chewy or crispy ones. These were melt in the mouth kind and the only thing will remain in u’re mouth for chewing is the toasted pistas.
They tasted great and I liked them more because they do not have either eggs or baking powder. Give a try!