Pistachio Nankhatai

Today I was feeling the need for a bake, so I made these my Pistachio Nankhatai. I have many different versions and flavour combinations some are wheat free, vegan, with nuts without but the great thing about these is that they are super easy to make and taste delightful. This version can be made using the following recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup plain flour 

1/4 cup chickpea flour

1/4 cup fine semolina

1tsp baking powder

1/2 cup of Icing sugar

1/2 cup of ghee melted

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1/5 nutmeg freshly grated

Small pinch of Salt 

2tbsp of ground pistachios 

2tsp milk

Method
 

Preheat the oven to 180c

in a bowl add all the dry ingredients except the pistachios and combine 

Add the ghee and milk to the dry mix and combine with your hands to from a smooth dough if the mixture is a little wet add a further tbsp of chickpea flour

Leave the dough to rest for 10 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper 

Take pinch size bits of dough and roll into a balls, place on the lines baking sheet and slightly flatten the dough. (Roughly 35g)

With a knife cut a cross shape Ito the dough and sprinkle with the ground pistachio.

Bake in the oven for 18-22 minutes 

Remove from oven and leave to cool before removing from the baking sheet. 

Enjoy with a delicious cup of masala chai. 

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Lemonies with White Chocolate and Kaffir Lime Leaf

Recently I’ve been on a forced health drive due to my gall bladder playing up, which hasn’t been much fun but it has been manageable until I came across this old picture of my scrummy lemonies with white chocolate and kaffir lime leaf. Admittedly not the most arty of pictures but delicious none the less with its gooey middle and crisp crust, and I’m pretty sure you will forgive my photography skills once you’ve made them.  

If I’m honest, I think I prefer these to its big sister the dark chocolate brownie owing too the lemon and kaffir lime leaf cutting through the heaviness of the chocolate giving a much tastier sweet treat. 

I developed this recipe back in March 2014 after being inspired by plain lemonies on Pinterest, it was the baked food thing of it’s time, a bit like this unicorn /rainbow/galaxy cake thing is that’s going on a the moment. I’m really not sure about all those colourants in foods, kids eating those types of cakes must be pinging of the walls ! Anyway I originally blogged this on my very first food blog “From Ground to Mouth” and as I’m centralising all my recipes it now appears here for you to enjoy. 


Lemonies with White Chocolate and Kaffir Lime Leaf

Serves: 12 or 6 greedy people

Prep time: 15mins

Cooking time: 28-35 mins

Ingredients:

200g white chocolate Green and Blacks

250g salted butter

3 large fresh kaffir lime leaves, scrunched and finely shredded

3 lemons, zested and juiced

125g plain flour, sieved

350g caster sugar

4 large organic eggs

Optional: use 1tbsp fresh lemon thyme instead of kaffir lime leaves

Method

Preheat the oven to 180c or 160c fan

Line a small – medium square or rectangle tray.

In a pan melt the chocolate and butter , then add the sugar, shredded lime leaves, lemon zest and juice; and mix.

Gradually add the eggs and then the flour

Place the mixture in the lined baking tray (small-medium) and bake until just set.

Set the timer for 28 mins first, then increase as you think fit. The ones I baked took 33 mins. The top of the brownies should appear cracked and have the slightest wobble.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin , then portion up.