Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Two Sesame Cookies

I received a japanese cookbook for my birthday two years ago and I've never tried any of the recipes. The book is called "Ma petite cuisine Japonaise" from Marabout.

My first attempt is this recipe called "Cookies aux 2 Sesames".


1 1/3 cup of flour
1/8 cup of black sesame
1/8 cup of white sesame
4 tablespoons of olive oil
5 tablespoons of honey
3 tablespoons of water
3 tablespoons sesame paste (tahini)
pinch of salt

Preheat oven 375F.

Mix flour, sesame seeds and salt in a bowl.

In a second bowl, mix honey and water, then add the sesame paste and olive oil to obtain a homogeneous mixture.

Mix together the ingredients of both bowls. Form about 12 balls that flatten with a fork on parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes.

Original oil painting, 4 x 5 inches

My cookies came out much lighter than in the picture in the book. I don't know, why? But they were still very tasty. The author suggests that you can substitute the sesame seeds for chocolate chips, almonds or nuts, etc. I will make these again.

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