White Chocolate Maple cookies

White Chocolate Maple cookies
Hello Sweeties!!! I whipped some home made butter last week, so thought of putting it to some good use. With the holidays coming up, we all need some foolproof cookie recipe up our sleeves. These are one of the most tasty and melt in your mouth cookies!!!! So ready to bake some white goodness!!!

You will need;
1.5 cups-gluten free baking Flour - 
3 tbspn cup Custard Powder -  I used the one I had from the Indian store.
1 stick Butter  

1/2 cup Organic Maple Syrup
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 c mix of white chocolate chips.

Preheat your oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. 

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and beat in the custard powder mix. Scrape the bowl again and add the egg and maple syrup. Add half of the pre-mixed dry ingredients to the batter and mix just to combine. Scrape down the bowl and add the remaining half, mixing until fully incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate chips. 

Using a tablespoon-size scoop, portion the cookies into balls. Place 2 1/2" apart on prepared baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden and set. Let cookies cool on sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool fully.



Homemade butter--Almost homemade

Homemade butter--Almost homemade
Hello Dearies!!!! I am in the phase with trying old classics which were a part of my growing up back home. Homemade White Butter pr loni was a everyday thing. Store brought butter was a thing of the new fads, the homemaker was actually looked down in her skills if she brought butter from the store.

Flash forward to new age where everything was OK as who has the time in the world, and I am so busy took over age old traditions and cultures changed.

Making butter and whipping cream gave me some peace as there was more joy than effort in the process. I cranked my stand mixer and made it work for me, enjoying the end results. I emptied a quart of Heavy whipping cream in the mixer bowl and let it whip on high for 7-9 mins, till the butter solids started leaving water. 

At this point I added 5 tbspn Ice water and let the whipper go for anr 2 mins. I emptied the solid in my trusted paneer maker as in the collage, squeezed out the milk(which is like buttermilk and can be used in your cooking/kneading or baking).

And just like that my almost homemade butter was done!!!!!