Sesame seed biscuits

Sesame seed biscuits


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About this recipe: These treats are deliciously buttery, lightly sweet and incredibly aromatic. A sweetened butter biscuit dough is shaped, then dipped into milk and coated with sesame seeds, before being baked. Enjoy for afternoon tea, elevenses or general snacking.


Makes: 3 dozen

  • 375g plain flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50g margarine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 110g sesame seeds

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend in butter and margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the centre and add eggs, 4 tablespoons milk and vanilla. Mix until a soft dough forms. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece out into a long snake 1.25cm in diameter. Cut snakes into 5cm pieces. Dip each piece in remaining milk, then roll in sesame seeds. Place 2.5cm apart onto the prepared baking trays.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks.

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