Phew! My first Baking Workshop was over!
Thanks for all the support, be it with your presence at the exhibition or mentally through the encouraging words you left for me. Thank you all!
It was a great success and although being jittery after a long break from 'public speaking', I'm glad I got it done properly. It made me feel I was once teaching in school again, LOL.
For those who couldn't make it to the live demo, and would want have the recipes, don't worry. This week I will share 3 of the recipes to you. Today will be the first one.
I have made barazek before, and that was long ago. This is the favourite of my hubby's relatives. Last time I made this using volume measurements and this time, I have recorded what I use based on weight.
Take note that these cookies will taste better after 3 days.
If kept air tight, they can last pretty long.
Recipe by: WendyinKK
200gm sesame seeds
120gm plain flour
160gm semolina flour/sugee
½ tsp baking powder
65gm ghee or clarified butter**
1 medium sized egg
70gm caster sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1. Mix ghee, egg, sugar and salt together until creamy and smooth.
2. Combine plain flour, semolina flour and baking powder together. Sift this into the ghee mixture. Combine to form a soft dough. Set aside.
3. Mix sesame seeds with honey, set aside.
4. Coarsely chop pistachios and place into a small plate
5. Take some dough (about ½ level Tbsp) and form a small ball. Drop the ball of dough onto the pistachios. Coat half the ball with pistachios.
6. Transfer the pistachio coated ball onto the sesame mixture (pistachio side up) and gently press so that the sesame will adhere.
7. Use a spoon and lift up the ball of dough, together with some honey sesame and place it onto a lined baking tray, sesame side up. Gently press it flat with a fork.
8. Repeat step 5-7 until all dough is used up. Add more pistachios or sesame as needed.
9. Bake in a preheated oven at 160(fan)/180C for 15 mins or until done.
10. Cool on wire rack and keep air tight immediately after cooling.
*For a pictorial guide on how to coat the cookies, refer my old Barazek post
** Ghee is clarified butter (homemade recipe). It's the same thing.