I promised mom to prepare some cookies/biscuits or kuih raya in Malay, though she told me that I don't have to do it. What?? Raya without kuih?? This is a big scandal mom!!
And guess what I baked, Biskut Arab (Arabic biscuit) or Ghee Balls, tell you the truth, it got nothing to do with the biscuit or the recipe came from the Arab country. But I guess it got it name for using ghee, a clarified butter originated from India and commonly used in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The recipe are super easy, but you got to find the ghee first or you wouldn't call it Ghee Balls.
Biskut Arab, Ghee Balls
200 g all purpose flour
100 g superfine sugar
100 g ghee
1 cup confectioner's sugar for coating
Pre-heat oven at 170°C.
Combine flour and sugar in a bowl, add in ghee. Knead until it smooth.
Form dough into a small balls and bake on an ungreased sheet for 10 minutes.
Coat the balls in confectioner's sugar while it still hot.