It was another round of holidays here and this time it was Eid-al-Adha, usually a three day holiday but since it fell during a weekend we just had a day extra along with the weekend. We spend most of the holiday at home, since S and lil R was sick. But it didn’t stop us from having fun, all my friends came over and we spend the day chatting, watching movies, dinner, trying our drinks for the’ Gourmet night’ (that calls for a whole different post).
We did go out for dinner at Flavours on Two in Towers Rotana, for an Italian night and of course did venture out to Dubai mall for experiencing the ’24hr shopping extravagance-‘EID in Dubai’, at 1 am. We were quite surprised to see the amount of shoppers and were exhausted by around three in the morning when the mall was still bustling with tourists. During one of the short break days, S and friends watched Skyfall, meanwhile i got busy in the kitchen baking these biscuits which was baked just in time for some quick photographs and was served immediately for everyone. The recipe is from my favourite blogger, with few substitutions since I didn’t have all the ingredients. I loved the flavour of these biscuits, which is better served warm with a dollop of sour cream.
All-purpose flour- 3 cups
Sugar- 1 tblsp
Baking powder- 4 1/2 tsp
Cream of tartar-3/4 tsp
Salt- 3/4 tsp
Yoghurt- 3/4 cup, plus more for topping
Egg- 1 no
Cheddar cheese, grated- 3 ounces
Scallions, chopped- 2 sprigs
Green stuffed olive, finely chopped- 7 nos
Unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes- 3/4 cup
Preheat the oven to 220 deg cel. In a food processor, add all the dry ingredients and pulse it until its mixed well together. Beat the yoghurt and egg in a separate bowl. Meanwhile to the dry ingredients, add the butter and pulse it until the mixture looks crumbly. to this add the cheese, scallions and olive and pulse it. Finally add the yoghurt and egg mixture and pulse it until it jus incorporated and starts coming together. Place the dough on to a floured surface and flatten it to a thickness of 1 in. Use a round biscuit cutter and cut out the dough. Place the uncooked biscuits on a silicon mat, and pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Flip them half way through the baking process.
The biscuits are hard and crunchy on the outside and inside has a texture of bread. Half the biscuit, top it up with a dollop of sour cream and serve.