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Three Days To Diwali 2012

This was supposed to have been posted on Friday, but as somehow Friday got away from me, I did not get to publish this post, and in keeping with my promise of a post every day until Diwali which is on the 13th November-better late than never!


Countdown to Diwali 2012, THREE DAYS to go, and in between all of the Diwali preparations, I have my little niece’s 2nd birthday party on Saturday, for which I have been tasked with baking “kiddie’s biccis” for the party. I have decided to make the kiddies ones as well as a batch for the Diwali goodies. Fortunately for me there are many recipes for eggless biscuits, I cannot use the Royal icing because of the egg white and therefore I am limited when it comes to decorating. I have used glace icing and white chocolate to ice the biscuits. I have 2 simple biscuit recipes that I tend to use all the time–just making minor tweaks and additions to get a variety of biscuits.

Butter Biscuits

250g butter

45ml oil

5ml vanilla essence

200ml icing sugar

125ml rice flour

500ml flour (approximate)


  1.  Beat butter, oil, vanilla essence and icing sugar, till light and fluffy
  2. Add sifted flours to form a fairly soft and smooth dough
  3. Press through a biscuit machine, decorate and shape as desired
  4. Bake at 180 for about 15minutes
  5. These biscuits can be adapted and decorated as per you wish

Butter Biscuits

200g butter

5ml vanilla essence

50ml rice flour

500ml flour (approximate)

150ml icing sugar

45ml warm milk


  1. Beat butter and vanilla essence till light and fluffy
  2. Add sifted flours and icing sugar and mix thoroughly
  3. Add the milk and form a soft and smooth dough
  4. Divide the dough into 4 portions and roll and cut into desired shapes
  5. Bake at 180 for about 15minutes
  6. This basic biscuit dough can be used to make a variation of biscuits.



Comments: 1

  • 13/11/2012

    Delicious!!! I am definitely going to make these!!

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