Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sesame Cookies (Almost Fat-Free)

I wanted to try a recipe from my newly bought chinese cookbook from Taipei - thus chose this recipe for it's simplicity - using only a few ingredients. Also it's a sort of guilt-free cookies cos there's not one drop of oil or butter (other than the natural oil in the sesame seeds & eggs). My 2nd tray of cookies were much better, ie, crispier and crunchier as i baked it longer. These cookies are delicious and light! If under-baked, it is not as crunchy and gives a more sponge cake texture which i don't quite like. I like crispier!

RECIPE (loosely translated from Chinese):-
Sesame Cookies

-2 large eggs
-100g of fine/caster sugar
-110g cake flour
-1g of salt
-1/4 cup of sesame seeds (enough to cover all the cookies)

1) Heat oven at 200C
2) Whisk the eggs and sugar till light and fluffy
3) Fold in the cake flour & salt into the egg/sugar mixture
4) Pipe the batter into small rounds on cookie sheet (like macarons) & sprinkle sesame seeds all over.
5) Bake for 10-12 mins or until the top turns brown.



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