Thursday, November 18, 2010

Porridge Biscuits

Translation: Oatmeal cookie fingers :) These are really nice tasting cookies that Nani used to make. It just keeps coming back to my 'to bake' list. Everyone in the family enjoys them and the fun thing about it is you make enough ahead of time and freeze it and slice and bake when you feel like having some...

2 cups porridge (Oatmeal)
1 cups powdered sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine (or ghee: clarified butter)
1/4 cup milk
1 cup coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
1/ tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 egg

In a bowl, mix well the softened butter and the sugar.

Now add the eggs and vanilla. (I doubled the recipe that's why you are seeing two eggs. Promise.)

Mix well.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add that to the mixing bowl a little at a time alternating with the milk until all is used up.
Now add the oatmeal.
And the coconut..

Mix well.
Until it looks like this..or similar.
Now lay a piece of cling film onto a baking sheet.
Divide the mixture into two to three equal portions and drop one section onto the cling.
Now cover one side of the wrap and start molding with your palms to make it look like a flat log and put the other hanging peice of the cling on top as well so is all covered..(or whatever you prefer calling it)
In the end, it should look something like this.. Now freeze for about an hour.

Until firm but cut-able (if that's a word).
Now open up the cling film from both sides and start cutting it up into one inch fingers.
Lay them onto a lightly sprayed baking sheet one inch apart.
Bake at 350 until nice and golden.


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