Surati Jeera (Caraway) Biscuits
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These melt in mouth caraway biscuits ( Surati Jeera biscuits) as they are usually called around here are so good on their own or to have along with chai or coffee.
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Gujarati
Serves: Depending on size yields a lot
  • Self Rising Flour 6 cups
  • Yogurt 7 teaspoon
  • Sugar 6 teaspoon
  • Caraway seeds (3.5 - 4) teaspoon
  • Butter, unsalted at room temperature 2.75 sticks
  • Oil ( I used olive oil ) 7 ounces
  • Milk ( 1 cup + 2 tbsp) (I used whole milk)
  • Salt to taste
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, yogurt, sugar,caraway seeds, butter,oil and milk. Then taste little raw dough and add 1-2 tsp salt. You don't need much salt as self rising flour already got salt in it.
  2. Knead it into a soft dough and cover. Let it rise for an hour or so.
  3. When ready, preheat oven to 300F.
  4. Roll dough into tennis size balls and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. This makes a big batch so I was able to fit them on 2 giant baking sheets.
  6. When first baking sheet is ready with balls, place them in hot oevn for 15 minutes. Rotate the baking tray after 15 minutes and let it bake for another 15 minutes.
  7. Now after this 15 minutes, Take the baking tray out and flip the dough balls. Be careful as they will be extremely hot. Place them in hot oven for another 15 minutes. You will notice at this stage the bottom is golden and they are getting color all over.
  8. Rotate them for the final time after the 15 minute mark and let them bake for the last 15 minutes.
  9. Now take them out and if you have more trays of raw dough place those one by one in the oven and do the 15min bake - 15 min rotate - flip and 15 min bake - 15 min rotate technique. Once all the dough balls have gone thorough this 1 hour cycle of baking at 300F, turn oven temperature down to 200 F. You can place all the dough balls together in a baking sheet and let them bake for 6 hours at 200F.
  10. This is what makes them super light and crunchy.
  11. Once all done, place them on counter and let them cool completely. Then once completely cooled, place in airtight containers.
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