There are some things that always invoke childhood memories and a trip down the memory lane is always a nostalgic one. Childhood is such a wonderful phase of life. Carefree and fun filled days. Wish the rest of the life could also be so beautiful…..
As kids we always waited excitedly for Saturdays. It is the day when dad used to be at home. While dad would help us in our studies, read out and explain chapters in advance and tend to his garden, mom would be busy making special meals. Tea time treats were a must. After tea, all of us would go for a long walk to the foothills.
Most of the time, mom used to make cheese fingers with tea which we used to relish very much.
Few days back, when my kids wanted to have snacks, I made some cheese fingers for them following my mom’s recipe. Only difference is that mom used to fry them but being a health conscious generation, I baked them. I took some for my mom and dad at tea time and we all enjoyed them remembering the good old days.
½ cup atta (whole wheat flour)
½ cup multi purpose flour
½ cup grated cheese
¼ teaspoon pepper or roasted and powdered cumin seeds
½ teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons butter (softened)
3 tablespoons curd
Sieve together whole wheat flour, multi purpose flour, salt and baking powder. Add all the remaining ingredients and knead well to get soft dough. Keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Make two balls of the dough and roll out each ball into ¼ th inch thick chapatti with the help of a rolling pin.
Cut the chapatti into 3 inches long and ¼ inch wide fingers. Bake in a greased baking tray in the pre heated oven at 180 degrees F for about 20 minutes or till the cheese fingers turn golden. Remove from the tray when done and cool. Serve with tomato ketchup.