I always find it inspirational looking through Turkish recipe websites like yemek.com. You can always find something you have never seen before and here is a great example: Kamuflaj Kurabiye a.k.a. Camouflage Biscuits.
These are such a great idea. Don’t judge it too much by the image of the ones I made… they turned out a bit more like bouncy scones than biscuits but that is because I put in a bit too much baking powder. Ignore that. They look good and they could look even better if actually cooked correctly.
I also came across coffee biscuits shaped to look exactly like coffee beans which is a really sweet idea, and it was also from yemek.com that I first came across the spinach cake I featured here.
Anyway, here is how to make Camouflage Biscuits.
1/2 a glass of caster sugar (a lot of Turkish recipes use glasses as a measurement, meaning a glass you would drink water from. It saves weighing everything)
1.5 glasses of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Mix the eggs, butter and sugar in a bowl
- Add the flour and baking powder, knead until smooth
- Cut two pieces from the dough, each the size of a walnut
- Add cocoa powder to one, cinnamon to the other and knead until the colours are even in each. It doesn’t matter how much cinnamon or cocoa powder you add, depends more on if you like the colour they have become or not.
- Flatten the main piece of dough and add small pieces from the cocoa and the cinnamon doughs on top of the plain version. Either press in by hand or use a rolling pin to make it level. Cut out with a biscuit cutter and put on a tray lined with baking parchment.
- Bake for 15 minutes at about 180C
You can find the original recipe (in Turkish) here