Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular desserts in India, that is prepared by people all over, irrespective of the region. It is part of the feast for all major occassions. Here is presenting the 'no deep fry' gulab jamuns, as the famous Italian twist cookies or Nonna's twist cookies. The cookies with pistachio fillings are baked to perfection. You may enjoy as is, or allow them to get drenched in sugar syrup. Have it crunchy or soft, either ways they taste delicious.
Step 1: Ingredients:
For the Cookies:
Gulab Jamun Mix – 1 cup
Wholewheat flour – 1/4 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
Egg yolk – 1 (optional, for the glaze)
For the filling:
Pistachios (crushed) – 3/4 cup
Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup
Egg white – 1
For the sugar syrup:
Sugar – 1 cup
Water – 1 cup
Step 2: Take the Gulab Jamun Mix (I Used MTR Gulab Jamun Mix), and Wholewheat Flour in a Bowl.
Step 3: Add Water Little by Little and Mix.
Step 4: Knead to Form a Soft Dough.
Step 5: Now, to Prepare the Filling, Beat the Egg White Until It Form Frothy.
Step 6: To This, Add the Powdered Sugar and Beat Again.
Step 7: Now Fold in the Crushed Pistachios.
Step 8: Keep the Filling Mixture Aside.
Step 9: Dust the Work Surface With Flour.
Step 10: Divide the Dough Into Two Equal Halves.
Step 11: Roll Out One Half Into a Square of the Thickness of That of a Roti.
Step 12: Divide the Filling Mixture Into Two and Spread a Layer of the Filling on the Entire Surface of the Rolled Out Dough.
Step 13: Now Fold the Bottom 1/3 Part of the Rolled Out Dough Upwards.
Step 14: Then Bring Down the Top 1/3 Part of the Rolled Out Dough Down.
Step 15: Now the Filling Is Sealed Inside the Dough.
Step 16: With a Sharp Knife Cut Out Strips of About 1/2 Inch Wide.
Step 17: Twist Each Piece to Form the Shape of Twist Cookies.
Step 18: Repeat the Same Process for the Second Half of the Dough.
Step 19: Preheat the Oven to 180 Degree Centigrade.
Step 20: Line a Baking Tray and Place the Twisted Cookies.
Step 21: Beat the Egg Yolk and Apply Egg Wash on the Cookies.
Step 22: Sprinkle Sugar on Top.
Step 23: Bake for 20 Minutes.
Step 24: Allow the Cookies to Cool.
Step 25: Prepare the Sugar Syrup by Boiling Water and Sugar for 5 Minutes.
Step 26: Allow to Cool.
Step 27: Now Pour the Sugar Syrup on the Cookies and Relsih the Crunchy Gulab Jamun Twist Cookies. (If You Want the Cookies to Be Soft and Drenched Completely in Sugar Syrup, Soak the Cookies in Hot Sugar Syrup for 15-20 Minutes).