Monday, September 22, 2008

Better than Kayani Shrewsbury Biscuits

After trying out many recipes and buying Shrewsbury biscuits from many more bakeries and shops, I have finally found a recipe that not only matches the Kayani Shrewsbury biscuits, but I would venture out to say "results in biscuits that are tastier than the ones at Kayani!!!!"

Here we go:

o 100g Powder sugar(you can grind grain sugar for 5-10 sec to get this)
o 150g Pure salted Butter(I use Amul)
o 200g Refined flour(also called Maida or All-Purpose Flour)

1. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C.
2. Start off with butter right from the refrigerator and cream it till it is not solid.
3. Cream the butter and sugar just until the sugar is mixed with the butter.
4. Add the flour in one go, and use a cut & fold motion of the spatula to incorporate the flour.
5. Refrigerate for 5-10 min if the dough is oozing with butter.
6. Lightly knead the dough to form a smooth dough.
7. Refrigerate again if required.
8. Make about 24 equal sized balls and place them on a baking tray.
9. Flatten out just a little bit with a fork to form a "peda" like ball.
10. Place in pre-heated oven for 30 mins.
11. Enjoy!!!!


Anonymous said...

Going to try just now! Sonds good! I am going to roll and cut... peda type seems too thick!! Jude Pinto, a slave of Shrewsbury!!

varsha said...

hey..thanks for the recipe...and i should say that its really great...the taste of the buiscuits i baked exactly as per your recipe..but i had some problem baking first round of buiscuits came out good and the second round burned to ashes even though i kept it for the same time and degrees.
can u give some tip on the baking part...preheating and the size and the thickness of the cookie
do u think u need little bit of baking powder or someting to make it a little more send me your mail at

Scarecrow said...

Great recipe.. but wrong biscuit. This recipe is for SHORTBREAD BISCUITS!!

dhruv said...

@Scarecrow Thanks! Good to know other names for Shrewsbury Biscuits! :)

Anonymous said...

Dude, I was laughing and mocking you when I first read your title since I am big fan of Kayani. But after making it, these came out amazing! I think killer was using Amul instead of normal butter. Great recipe

Dhruv Matani said...

@Anonymous I really appreciate your trying it out even though you had a not-so-good feeling about it! :)

Esha Chauhan said...

Fabulous butter cookie recipe! Although they don't taste exactly like Kayani's Shrewsbury, they are extremely good-melt in your mouth biscuits! I triple the ingredients and my kids polish them off in less than a week! So glad I came across this recipe 🙂 I use half maida- half wheat flour and a tad less sugar to make them just a bit more guilt-free!