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Ever since I tasted the Tutti Frutti Biscuits from the famous Karachi Bakery in Hyderabad I have been wanting to try making them at home. Finally got around to making them today, after almost a year of “planning to”!! Thanks to the recipe for these biscuits by Vahchef @ They were delicious!

This is what you’ll need

Mixed tutti frutti: 100gms (cherry, papaya, orange, cashewnuts, raisins or your choice of candied fruits finely chopped)

All purpose flour: 250gms

Custard powder: 50gms

Milk powder: 15gms

Cardamom powder: 2tsp

Baking powder: A pinch

Butter: 150gms

Castor sugar: 150gms

Pineapple essence: 1tsp

Water: 1tbsp

Let’s get cooking

1. Mix the tutti frutti, flour, custard powder, milk powder, cardamom powder and baking powder in a bowl and keep aside.

2. Cream the butter and sugar to a smooth paste.

3. Add the pineapple essence and water and mix well.

4. Add the flour/ tutti frutti mixture and knead well till it forms a soft dough.

5. Roll out flat on a kitchen counter dusted with a little flour.

6. Cut into desired shapes and place on a baking tray lined with butter paper.

7. Bake at 180 deg C for 15 to 18 minutes.

8. Remove and cool. Store in an air tight cookie jar and serve as a tea time snack.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 50 minutes


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