Mix of Milk and Water: 150 ml (2/3 cup)
Butter: 20 grams (1 1/2 tablespoons)
All-Purpose Flour: 250 grams (2 cups) (You can also use wheat flour or a mix of APF and wheat flour.)
Sugar: 1 tablespoon
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Instant Yeast, 1 teaspoon
Egg 1 (for egg wash, optional)
(You can use any basic bread roll recipe for the base.)

Filling: (filling is completely your choice; traditionally, Dilkush has a sweetened coconut filling; refer to Note)

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spices of your choice
Mix yeast in 1/8 cup warm water, mix in a teaspoon sugar, and set aside to rise.
Add warm milk, egg, butter, sugar, salt, and the risen yeast, and mix well.
Add flour to the mixture and knead well for 10 minutes till the dough is smooth.
Keep aside in a greased bowl for 1 hour, covered with a wet towel, for the dough to rise.
After an hour, knock down the dough and knead for a minute. Divide the dough into two equal portions. Roll out each roll into two large ¼-inch round shapes and cut into hearts.
Place one half on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread the filling over it, leaving 1 cm from the edge.
Brush the outer edges with a thin coat of milk or water. Cover with the second dough spread and seal the edges well using a fork.
Other designs are left to your imagination, so keep them aside for another 30 minutes.
Just before baking, brush the top of the dough with egg or milk wash and make a few slits on top for vapors to escape.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 °C for 25 to 30 minutes, till it is done.
Once baked and done, remove it from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.
Slice using a bread knife and enjoy the most delicious dillkush with some hot tea.


Filling ingredients for a sweet filling
Shredded coconut (3/4 cup)
Tutti fruti, currants, cashews, and almonds chopped, 1/2 to 1 cup
A pinch of cardamom powder,
few drops of vanilla essence and
a drop of any desired color (optional) I used a drop of red.
Sugar-2 Tablespoon
Mix everything together.


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