Sesame Biscuits

    27 min

    Biscuit dough is lightly fragranced with ground cardamom and lemon extract, before being shaped and rolled in sesame seeds and baked. These biscuits are delicious with a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 60 biscuits

    • 500g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 200g margarine
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
    • 125ml milk
    • 110g sesame seeds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease baking tray.
    2. Sieve together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom in a large bowl. Cut margarine in knives until the size of small peas.
    3. Stir in eggs and lemon extract. Stir in milk, one tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition.
    4. Mix everything together thoroughly. Break dough off in small pieces and roll into 3.75cm long logs. Flatten slightly and roll in sesame seeds.
    5. Place on baking tray 2cm apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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    Margarine? Why for the love of gods would anyone use axle grease for consumption. This crap is molecules away from being plastic.  -  08 Oct 2013


    Made them yesterday..lovely. shame they dont stay crisp long tho..I used butter  -  09 Sep 2017


    Interesting twist on the traditional biscotti di regina, my italian aunts were initially very suspicious of the cardamom and thought there was too much lemon extract but I guess it's a matter of taste. Forming these cookies is fairly time consuming so to speed things along a bit I measure out a half cup of dough, gently roll/coax it to a cylinder approx half inch in diameter and cut off 1.5 inch lengths.  -  17 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)