Before buying the MW,I asked many of my friends for opinion on what to buy-a MW or an OTG.Majority of them said MW because of the convenience in reheating,maintaining nutrition etc etc.Went with the majority and got a MW,but when it comes to baking cakes-the yellow cakes with brown crust,well browned cookies etc,I really wished I had purchased an OTG instead.What to do,now I have no choice but to utilize my MW to the maximum,right?Luckily,I got an all features included MW,which has convection,grill etc,I guess these days every MW comes with that na?So I could still make all those yummies using the convection mode on my MW-yes,thats what I did yesterday.
Had thought of making cookies the moment I purchased a Cake&Cookies recipe book by Nita Mehta.I had some home-made malai in the fridge and this recipe sounded so so simple!! I thought of starting my experimental sojourn with this one.It required very less amount of ingredients-perfect for me in case it becomes a flop!!But guess what?It was a success,yeah it was-my happiness knew no bounds when the cookies turned out exactly like the pictures in the cook book!!I am very happy!!YAY!!!
Malai(Milk topping) - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Flour/Maida - 3/4 - 1 cup
Powdered Cardamom - 1/2 tsp
Almonds(halved) - 5-7
Mix malai and sugar lightly with a fork.
Sift maida,add the maida to the malai mixture.
Add cardamom powder.
Knead lightly to form a soft dough.
Form round balls,flatten slightly.
Lightly grease an oven tray and place the balls on it,1" apart.
Press halved almond on top on each cookies.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 D/400 F for 10-12 minutes,until edges of the cookies are golden and top still whitish.
Remove tray from oven and quickly and carefully lift cookies off with a knife and put them on a surface to cool and become crisp.
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