Indian Mawa Cake and Marsala Biscuits- The Daring Bakers' August 2013 Challenge
Marcellina in Cucina
Marcellina in Cucina
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Ingredients

  • Ingredients For the Mawa
  • 1 litre (4 cups) full fat milk
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  • For the cake
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) (120 ml) (4 oz) (115 gm) unsalted Butter (soft at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) packed crumbled mawa
  • 1-1/4 cups (300 ml) (10 oz) (280 gm) castor sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 5 to 6 cardamom pods, powdered, (about 1-1/2 tsp powdered cardamom)
  • 2 cups (500ml) (9 oz) (260 gm) cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) (5 gm) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract (optional)
  • Cashew nuts (or blanched almonds) to decorate (about 18 to 20)
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  • Ingredients
  • 1-3/4 cup (420 ml) (9 oz) (250 gm) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) fine white or brown rice flour (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) (5 gm) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or according to your taste)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) (120 ml) (4 oz) (115 gm) chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 green chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 3/4 inch (20 mm) piece of ginger, finely grated
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorn, crushed coarsely
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and crushed coarsely
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) (½ oz) (15 gm) granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander/ cilantro
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons (45 ml to 60 ml) cold yogurt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons black sesame seeds (or white sesame seeds)
  • A little oil to brush the tops of the biscuits/ cookies

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