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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sesame Wheel Cookies

                   Continuing my saga on Biscuits.

               Ingredients for FILLING

                 30 gm               Walnuts OR Pecan, toasted then chopped
                 40 gm                Sesame seeds toasted
                 45 ml                 Honey
                1/2 teasp           grated Orange zest
                 30 gm                Butter, soften
                1/4 teasp            Cinnamon Powder, sieved

               Ingredients for Dough

                  50 gm             Castor Sugar
                  60 gm              Butter
                135 gm              Plain Flour, sieved
                  1/2                  an Egg
                  1/4 teasp        Vanilla

             Method for Filling
  1. Place the nuts on a tray & place in the oven.  Switch oven heat to 120 degrees Celcius and toast the nuts for 10 - 15 minutes. Cool completely then chop into small pieces.
  2. Fry the Sesame seeds in a frying pan without oil.  Remove to plate to cool completely.
  3. In a bowl mix both the Walnut and Sesame Seeds together with the rest of the other ingredients of the filling. 
            Method for DOUGH
  1. Place the Sugar & the 60 gm Butter in a bowl & beat till creamy. 
  2. Add in the flour, egg & Vanilla & beat till it forms a dough [Do not over beat].
  3. Shape to a ball & cling wrap & place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from fridge and place dough in between 2 plastic sheets & roll into 8" x 10" rectangle.
  5. Spread the filling & then roll into a jam roll shape.  Cover with cling film & refrigerate for another hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celcius for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from fridge & slice into 4 mm slices & place on a baking tray lined with Parchment Paper & bake in preheated oven till golden brown for approximately 12 - 15 minutes.
                 Till my next post, xoxo, Ophelia

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