Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Benne Biscuit" (Butter Biscuit)

This is about the popular bakery product in Bangalore... Benne (Butter) biscuit is the hot favourite in Karnataka available in Ayyangar Bakeries.. I wanted to try this at home for long time.. During Xmas vacation, I gave it a shot..here is the recipe..

Ingradients: 1 cup Maida; 1/4th tsp Baking soda; 1/2 tsp Baking powder; 1/4th tsp Salt; 1/2 cup softened butter; 1/3rd cup white sugar..

Sift Maida, baking powder, soda and salt for few minutes.. Keep it aside..
In another bowl, mix butter and sugar until it becomes creamy and pluffy..
You may use machine beater or hand beater.. Machine beater provides more softness..

Optional - you may add 1 tsp of Vanilla ascence..

Mix the flour to Sugar/butter bowl little by little to make a soft dough..Should not be sticky and hard...

Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.. make about 12 to 14 balls of cookie..Do not press too hard..
place them on the baking sheet.. separated by 2"..sprinkle little flour on them..Keep them in the fridge for 5 min...Place the cookie sheet in the oven.. bake it for 10 to 15 mins..

for spicy cookie, add green chillies, curry leaves and cilantro etc instead of sugar..

tell me how it turned out..


  1. butter biscuits look awesome sowmya. will definitely try it out!

  2. It does not only "look" awesome, but it tastes so too. I had the luck for the same.

  3. Hey sowmya.. Loved the biscuits.. It turned out great.. I had a question.. you had mentioned to make the cookies and then keep it in the fridge.. Would it work if we mix the ingredients and keep it in the fridge and then roll it out before making? Do you think that would make any difference?

  4. hi,
    thanks,felt good that you tried the cookie recipe and came out well.The purpose of keeping the biscuit in fridge for atleast 5 mintues till your oven get preheated ,so that your biscuit retains its shape and get little bit set.but i think if you keep the dough itself then while making biscuits it will crack,as the dough will become little hard.Its just a tip to retain the shape and crunchy ness of the cookie,i think you can skip that step too.actually i have researched many sites and followed my mother in laws recipe for this.thanks for the reply.baking is my latest hobby,really enjoying it when you bake nice and tasty cake,cookies etc....thanks for following the blog.

  5. yep i have to agree... Baking makes me happy too!!!!


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