Sweet diamond cuts are a traditional Kerala snack which can be stored for a few days. These diamond cuts are coated in sugar syrup and is a crispy and crunchy snack. In some places it is also known as maida biscuits and is available in most bakeries across Kerala.
I do not know why these are called diamond cuts; but lets assume that it got its name from the diamond shape they are cut into. During my college and hostel days, amma used to make them for me to munch on and I guess its time to carry on the tradition with Nidhi. She comes home every weekend and goes back with "homemade goodies".
There are many ways to make diamond cuts; some do not add egg, but I do as amma told me adding eggs gives a nice taste and flavor almost bakery like and that's what her mom told her too. So, I am also following that. Now, for those "egg haters" you can make them without it too.
Some people like cardamon flavor and traditionally cardamon was the choice but since, I like vanilla flavor a wee bit more I add them and also it helps to suppress the eggy flavor (for egg haters)
For those who are not easy with making sugar syrup to one string consistency; dont loose heart you can make without sugar syrup too. Check out this diamond cuts recipe which I had posted many many moons ago (almost 5 years ago!!) and did not get the attention it deserved; maybe because of the not-so-yummy-picture. It is an eggless version and I actually hacked the traditional recipe to make it more easier.
Diamond Cuts Video Tutorial
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