I've been having some strange culinary cravings lately. On Monday, I craved a Macdonald's apple pie. Something about that deep fried goodness and crunchy apple that draws me to it like a camel to an oasis. Then yesterday, through some very bad inceptionizing by fellow twitters, GFAD posted a link to LARD COOKIES WITH DULCE DELECHE ICE CREAM. Since lard is out of the question, I thought of my tin of QBB Ghee that has been sitting pretty on the larder shelf, and thought, hmm, I should make ghee biscuits with Salty Caramel Ice Cream instead. By the way, I am not pregnant. I might look it, around 5 - 6 months, but I can assure you, its just a cute little fart.
Anyway, Babe In the City KL promptly directed me to one of her recipes for easy Ghee Cookies. Yay, I thought. Easy. I like. Happy as a lark, I open the tin of ghee, the bovine smell that would probably cause my late grandmother to vomit, (sou, as they call it) hit the nostrils like a Spartan sword digs their nose. As always, being a very bad student, I always never read thee exam questions, or in case, the recipe, properly. Suddenly, I see that the sugar has to be MILLED! Who mills anything in this day and age? Luckily I have one of these handy at home.
Moral of the story, always keep your ass handy, you never know when you might need it to mill some sugar.
Thank goodness we have the automatic version of the miller with the ass, imagine, in my greatgrandmother's time, they had to use this manual one, with no horsepower. Or asspower.
There's something very gratifying about rolling balls, especially greasy ones. I am a ghee biscuit virgin, so I was not very delicate in handling them. With all gluten, too much kneading produces a tough cookie, unlike humans, when too much needing makes one soft. [when I shared this with Awhiffoflemongrass, she said, ah, I see a blog post coming].
Incidentally, milled castor sugar has the texture of what I imagine coke would look like....or a more child friendly example, icing sugar. But you cant use icing sugar, according to BabeKL because it contains cornstarch which makes your balls hard.
Ah, my first attempt at Ghee Biscuits. I have to say, they weren't bad at all. Rather melt in the mouth, goes well with a hot mug of black coffee, no sugar.
Thanks BabeKL for the recipe. I shall attempt it again with a lighter touch on the balls for a more melt in the mouth experience.