Saturday, 22 October 2011

National Baking Week Day Six: Sesame Biscuits

These light biscuits make a great alternative to digestives or rich teas. They store well and this recipe makes a generous amount of small cookies.


250g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1/8tsp salt
125g butter
100g granulated sugar
4tbsp water, more as needed
250g sesame seeds


-      Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy.
-      Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
-      Mix the dry ingredients into the butter and sugar mixture. Add enough water to make a smooth dough.
-      Shape into a dough ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
-      Shape the dough into balls the size of walnuts.
-      Put the sesame seeds into a small bowl and roll each ball of dough in it, make sure the seeds cover all sides of the ball.
-     Transfer to a greased baking sheet, spacing them 2inches/5cm apart. Flatten the biscuits slightly.
-      Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown at Gas Mark4/350oF/180oC. Rotate the baking sheets halfway through for even baking. Let to cool completely.

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