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I am sure many of you remember those buttery Bakery Biscuits that all Moms make during their kid’s childhood days. I remember Amma making this on the stove, then in the oven, if I am not wrong, even in a makeshift oven using sand. Those perfect melt in your mouth biscuits, that look white and smell so delicious as well. The moment you bite into it, you can feel it melting away and you have the aftermath of a wonderful sensation.

I had long forgotten how Amma used to make nor did I wanted to try a new recipe. When I got my new Microwave Convectional oven, I got to see this recipe being done as a demo. It was wonderful to know that those battery biscuits one gets from shops could so well be done at home. The only disadvantage being it uses Vanaspati instead of Butter. When I asked Amma, she said most shops use Vanaspati instead of Butter. Vanaspati, as you know, is a hydrogenated vegetable fat. It is mostly used as a butter substitute.

Butter Biscuits

These biscuits are called Venna Biscuit or Butter Biscuit in our bakery, these are white in colour and usually very soft to bite into.

 For now, I really won’t worry this inclusion, but will surely try with exact butter measurement soon. Konda and Peddu loved this on the very first bite and have asked me to make it some 4 times now. Every time it disappears as fast as it was baked. This time round I wanted to ensure I have some left for the final pictures.

It’s been ages since I baked anything, and this really was very therapeutic. I sniffed at something in the memory and it felt like Pizzas, yes I know what is my next on the list.

Do remember to check out my favorite Dal Rice for Kids

Step by Step pictures for making Bakery Biscuits Konda enjoyed her share of mixing the dough. You should continue to knead till you get a soft dough Place each pressed ball on the tray Biscuits getting baked towards the end of the 15 minutes.

Allow the biscuits to cool

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Bakery Biscuits in Microwave Convectional Oven
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Rating: 4
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Course Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
By Cook Method Oven
Dish Type Eggless Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
small Biscuits
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
By Cook Method Oven
Dish Type Eggless Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
small Biscuits
Ingredients
Votes: 5
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, sift the flour with icing sugar well. Add the vanilla essence and mix.
  2. Then slowly mix in the vanaspati. This needs to be done with small quantity and you need to keep rubbing it to get that crumbly texture.
  3. Press the Convection mode in your Microwave, increase the temperature to 185 degrees. The time duration for preheating is taken care automatically by the MW oven.
  4. Keep kneading the dough and continue till you get a dough that is soft yet stays in shape. Pinch out small balls and press between your palms to form small circles.
  5. Else you can also make balls and roll them to the thickness you prefer and cut with a biscuit cutter.
  6. I simply pinched out balls and pressed them before placing them on the tray. You need not grease the tray as the biscuits will let out oil during the baking process.
  7. Once you have placed all the biscuits on the tray and the timer on the preheat goes out, place the tray inside the MW oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. After 15 minutes, you can let it rest for few minutes inside the oven. Then remove and allow it to cool before storing it in an airtight container.
  9. With 1 cup of flour, I was able to make 1 batch, but if you want to make more, remove the biscuits onto the wire rack and bake the second batch.
Enjoy! Next on the list will be a savory biscuit.

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30 comments

  1. These look nice, and easy to prepare (is vanaspati the same as margarine?). They look like nankhatai too…!

  2. I love butter biscuits! 😀 We used to buy them after school from the canteen and polish them off…. Have to make this for my husband! Can I use crisco or butter instead of vanaspathi?

  3. Srivalli, Cookies look great… i searched for this recipe abt a week ago in your blog 🙂 but u had not posted it yet. I had followed the same but used butter instead of vanaspati but it turned out brown for me… i baked it in bakeoven for 15 min.

  4. My Mother used to make this 🙂 in different shapes and with raisins on top :)) And we call it 'nanakathan'

  5. Hi!
    Thanku so much for these tasty biscuits.just now baked yeilded 22 biscuits and itz simply superb…Got some doubts…….
    1.Can i add cardamom instead of vanilla…
    2.How to give a chocolatey twist to the same recipe…
    Thanku once again

  6. Sabina, I thought I have replied, sorry abt the delay. Yes cardamon can be replaced and I have also made these with chocolates.

    Anon Yes without baking powder also these come out well.

  7. Wow! So tempting.. My hubby loves this one. I have a baking which I normally use for baking cookies, cakes etc. The temp I normally set for cookies is 375 f(190 c) and bake for around 12 – 15 mins. But, you mentioned 180 degrees. Is it in centigrade. Pls. Clarify. Also, have you ever tried with butter. I make these with butter and it will turn golden. I also add a good amount of Ginger and make Ginger cookies(i mostly can use brown sugar instead)..

  8. Anon In my oven, I baked for 15 mins and it was not burnt. But then one has to keep checking to make sure that doesn't happen..thanks for the tip.

    R2i Yes I baked at 180 deg C, and Yes I have posted one with butter also. Pls Spice your Life blog for pictures. I have not tried with ginger, should try sometimes..thanks

  9. Hi Srivalli, Thnx for the clarification. I checked your spice your life blog and came across only nankhatai with ghee. Are you talking about that.. could you pls. share a link? Thanks.

    Vidyaa

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