Thursday, February 2, 2012
Rustic Sesamenut Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free)
As rustic as they look and as nutty as they taste, they are perfect for an afternoon cuppa without the guilt really. Three generations before me baked this cookie in an outdoor wooden oven. However, I hope many generations in the future will make different variations of this cookie as more and more of us develop food sensitivities and allergies. This is the original version of "The Rustic Pistachio Cookies" I posted here March last year. This year, I did my mother's childhood cookies without the rustic outdoor wooden oven of course, and I must add they are as simple as roasting chicken ;) Mix all ingredients, shape the dough, bake until dry and it's one of those cookies that keeps well in an air-tight container.
The recipe is as simple as it can get these days, no need for mortar and pestle! Get the food processor out and turn the oven on. Process 1.5 cups of walnuts and 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds until coarsely crushed. Add 1.5 cups of rice flour, and 1/2 cups of white sugar. Add 1 cup water and mix. Flatten small balls and dry these round cookies for 30 minutes at 180C (make sure the centre is dried out). I forgot to crush the sesame seeds!