This is my first attempt to make these biscuits. And i should say the taste was awesome and house was smelling like we are in a bakery. Osmania biscuits are very soft and just melts away in the mouth.Here goes the recipe.
Plain flour 1 cup
Custard powder 1/4 cup
Icing sugar 1/2 cup
Butter 1/2 cup
Elachi/cardamom powder a pinch
Baking powder a pinch
Milk 1/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Saffron few flakes
Milk 3 tbsp
Soak saffron in 3 tbsp of warm milk.
Take butter in a bowl. Beat the butter until fluffy. Add icing sugar and milk. Mix it very well.
In a bowl add flour, custard powder,salt and cardamom/elachi powder. Mix well and add this to the butter mixture.
Make a smooth dough. The dough should be very soft.
Take a butter paper and roll out the dough into a 1/2 inch thick. Cut the biscuit with a 2 1/2 inch cutter. I didn't had a cutter so i used a small lid to the cut the biscuits.
Line the cookie tray with a parchment paper. Place the biscuits on the tray with little spacing between each biscuits.
Pour the safforn soaked milk on the unbaked biscuits and let the biscuit get the milk coat. And drain the excess milk from the tray.
Bake for 13 minutes at 170 degree Celsius.
Serve with tea or having it just like that.