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MORAVIAN SCOTCH CAKES

Ingredients:
Sifted all purpose flour - 4 cups
Sugar -1/2 cup
Caraway seed - 2 tsp
Butter - 1 1/2 cups

Method:

  •  Combine flour, sugar, and caraway seeds in a bowl. 
  • Cut in butter until mixture becomes a soft dough; shape into a ball.
  • Roll a third of dough at a time 1/4" thick on a floured surface. Cut into 2" squares.
  • Transfer to lightly greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 325 F about 20 minutes.
  • Cool cookies; spread with snowy icing, and sprinkle with coloured sugar.

SNOWY ICING:-

Ingredients:
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Salt - few grains
Egg white -1
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

Method:
  •  Mix the sugar, water, and salt in a small saucepan; stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Cook without stirring until mixture spins a 2 " thread(230 F) when a small amount is dropped from a spoon.
  • Beat egg white until stiff, not dry, peaks are formed.
  • Continue beating egg white while pouring hot syrup over it in a steady thin stream.
  • After all the syrup added, continue beating until icing is very thick and forms rounded peaks.
  • Blend in extract.
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Dondakaya Masala (Gherkins Masala) curry

Ingredients:
Dondakayalu - 250gms
Onions - 2
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Tamarind juice - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4tsp
Salt to taste


For Masala paste:
Peanuts -1 tbsp, Red Chillies - 3 no.'s, Gingely seeds - 1tbsp, Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp, coconut powder - 1tbsp,  cumin seeds - 1 tsp


Method:
Cut the onions into small pieces. Slit the dondakayalu into 4 long pieces. Dry roast all the masala ingredients and grind to make fine powder. Heat the oil add jeera when it crackles add onions. Fry onions for 5 minutes add dondakayalu, turmeric and salt. Cook for another 5 minutes the add the masala powder, tamarind juice and some water. Cook the curry till the oil floats. This curry goes well with rice and roti.