While the students were sitting around the library and “planning” their outlines about chemical compounds, I looked through some books and found a treasure; a children’s book of Indian recipe. All the recipes had meat or enormous amounts of sugar, but I did find this one.
Substitute maple syrup instead of sugar and voila! a sweet healthy treat.
Sesame nut cookies
1 c toasted sesame seeds
1/2 c almonds
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/3 c water
1/2 c maple syrup
Preheat the oven for 175 degrees Celsius and oil a cookie sheet.
1. Grind the almonds into flour and mix in a bowl with the sesame seeds.
2. Bring water to a boil and add the spices and the syrup. Leave on low boil for a couple of minutes.
3. Pour the liquid over the seeds and nuts. Mix and let cool for a 5 minutes.
4. Spoon 1 tbsp worth of cookie mixture onto the cookies sheet. spread the mixture with wet fingertips to a very flat disc.
5. Bake for 10 minutes. (You might need to take the cookies out about 6 minutes in and move some of the batter closer to the center of the cookie; it tends to spread a lot.)
The smell of cardamom and sesame seeds wafted through the kitchen. The sesame cookies snapped as I bit into it and it was chewy on the inside. It was the perfect end to the weekend (it involved a 15 km hike!) It is supposed to get below zero this week in UB. Stick around because I’ll be cooking up some cozy fall favourites soon!
Love and light,