Introduction: Tutti Frutti Biscuit Aka Karachi Biscuits

This weekend I thought of making my favorite Hyderabadi Karachi Biscuits.

I read a lot of recipes on Youtube and Euphoric Delight FB group and tweaked some steps.

Here is the recipe I followed.

Step 1: Recipe:

Here is the recipe I followed.

1.5 cups maida

1/2 cup custard powder ( vanilla flavour)

1 cup powdered sugar

½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

Pinch of salt

1/2 tablespoons cardamom powder

1/2 tablespoons baking powder

1 tablespoons pineapple essence

4 tablespoons milk

½ cup tutti-frutti

Step 2: Process

Take the unsalted butter in a bowl and add sugar to it. Now mix the mixture well until it is fluffy and creamy. You can use a hand mixer for this step. As I was making it for the first time I used a spoon and then shifted to hand mixer. The texture should be as in the pic.

Step 3: Sieve the Mix and Add Tutti-frutti

Put a sieve on top of the bowl and add maida, custard powder, cardamom powder, a pinch of salt, baking powder and mix the ingredients and sieve. We are using sieve so that there are no lumps in our mixture.

Now add tutti-frutti to the mixture, add pineapple essence and mix all the ingredients. It will come as shown in the picture.

Step 4: Make the Dough

Add 2 tablespoon of milk to the mix to form the dough, do not knead the mixture, if you feel that the dough is not forming then add milk in increments of 1 spoon. I needed 4 spoons of milk for my dough preparation. The texture of the dough is as shown in the picture.

Step 5: Divide the Dough

Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll in the shape you want for your cookies. You can have a square shape or round ones as you wish.

Step 6: Roll the Dough and Refrigerate It

Now we will take cling sheet and wrap the rolls tightly and cover from the ends. We'll keep these rolls in the fridge. Now there were many recipes where the time varied from 2 hrs to overnight. I kept it for over 6 hrs.

Step 7: After Refrigeration

Bring the rolls out from the fridge and remove the cling sheet. Now take a sharp edge knife and cut the rolls into slices of around 1/4 inch each. Now if the dough roll is well refrigerated then it will cut into slices easily else it might crack. Even if it cracks, don't worry, you can use hands to restore the shape and they would be back in good shape.

Step 8: Cut Into Small Pieces

Take a baking tray and put butter paper( parchment paper) in it.

Arrange the cookies on the tray.

Step 9: Baking

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the baking tray in the oven for 15 mins. If you want the cookies to be crispy then you can keep for additional 3 minutes. I checked at 15 mins and then kept for extra 3 minutes for crispy cookies :) just to avoid then getting burned.

Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool down. If you see that they are a very soft don't worry, once they cool down the texture will come out to be crispy. Even I got worried for a second in my preparation :)

Here are our Tutti Fruity cookies !!! Aka famous Karachi Biscuits.

Enjoy with chai :) :) and have a great relaxing weekend !!!