Bolinhas, another teatime delight that can double up as something special on your table’s Christmas Offerings. Easy to do, the procedure is not time consuming but would be better if you can leave part mixture overnight.
1 Medium Sized Coconut
1/4 Kg Rawa
1/4 Kg Sugar
1 Tbsp Ghee
3 Tbsp spoons Maida
1 Leveled Tsp Baking Powder
1 Pinch Salt
Make a sugar syrup by heating the sugar in 1/2 a cup of water.While the sugar is melting on a slow flame, grind the coconut in 1/4th cup of water.Once the coconut is ground, stir the sugar that should have nearly dissolved by now.
Add the Rawa to the sugar syrup and mis this up as well.
Add the ground coconut to this mixture, mix it up and add the pinch of salt.Now add the Ghee and keep stirring it,Until it all becomes one nice blend.You can store the above mixture either overnight, for six hours or do it instantly. Its best you store it for a few hours and then proceed recommends the chef!
Once you stir it up, you can take the mixture off the fire.Out of the three eggs only add the the yokes, though it can be done with the entire egg as well. Remember to keep the egg white of one egg aside, the other two you can can store.Then mix the yokes with the Bolinha mixture.Once thats done, clean and powder the Elaichi and add it to the mixture.Mix the Maida and Baking powder,Add it to the Bolinha mix,
And stir it up again.Now beat the one egg white till its fluffy..Add it to the Bolinha mixture, thats the final ingredient to the Bolinha dough.So now that the doughs ready you can now get ready to bake.So now you need to shape your Bolinhas, take a ball out of the dough.With the help of some flour shape it as you would do to a cutlet.Flatten the top of it an next get a butter knife to press a few lines into the dought to make a design.You can make diamonds like these below quite easily and they do look better after baking.As you finish them place them on your baking tray, that you have greased with a little Ghee.So place all the Bolinhas on the tray at a little distance from each other.Put them in the oven with the base heat on.Leave it on for around twenty minutes, and then check and see if the base is firm by moving a Bolinha on the tray.If its cooked, switch over to top heat and bake till the top gets brown.Once your satisfied with the colour, its time to get them out of the oven and give yourself a special Christmas teatime treat!Some people also call these the goan cookies or goan biscuits, Bolinhas are pronounced as bolinyas.