Thursday, May 26, 2011
After having come down here in Canada, I always craved for these cookies. Mom brought the original mould from from my home in India and also, I found the mould from a Scandanavian store and I was so excited. Needless to say the unopened package sat somewhere in the basement for God knows how many years! I totally forgot about it and kept on asking mom to bring the mould from India so that we can make the rosettes. Finally, during my spring clean up, I found the package and thankfully, mom is here with me. So I asked her to make the cookies for us. She made the cookies and boy oh boy! Within a day, I had about 20 of them! Well, a cookie per year! Not bad eh?!
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups cold milk(or as required)
A pinch of salt
1 tsp cardamom powder
Oil for frying
Mix everything to a smooth batter with pouring consistency.
Heat oil to 375° F.
Dip the mould in the oil as well in order to get it hot enough.
Now dip the hot mould in the batter, you should hear the sizzle! That's the sign that the mould is hot enough. Make sure to go only half way up the mould.
Shake the excess batter off, place the mould in the hot oil.
The cookie will loosen itself. If not, use the skewer to loosen it up and drop it in the hot oil.
Make all the cookies this way.
Note: you've got to be patient! First few cookies won't come out easily. You might have to struggle to loosen them up. Just make sure to heat up the mould very good in the hot oil. I place the mould in the oil as soon as I start heating up the oil.