Lately I realised that three years of working in a place where freshly baked cakes are just about everywhere you can look, has made me a lazy baker at home. Has it really happened? Has baking cakes become work, not pleasure?
Oi... that is bad. We need to rectify that situation.
Sharing a house with some lovely people, luckily I can depend on others for inspirational snacks. One of my favourites are from our swiss friend Fabienne. She bakes the best sesame cookies! Oh, it’s always a great day when you just casually walk into the kitchen and there they are, sitting on the kitchen counter; golden brown, crispy and lovely buttery. And she always bakes a double batch so there is enough for everyone. Yummm....delicious! These honeyflavoured sweeties maybe just what the doctor ordered to rekindle some of my passion for pastries!
So I just sneeked back into the kitchen and got a few more pieces, plus the recipe.
Fabienne's Famous Sesame Sweeties
3 tbsp of water
2 tbsp of honey
80 grams of soft butter
75 gram flower (wheat, spelt or buckwheat)
150 grams of seame seeds
75 gram sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Bit of backing powder.
Mix well, evenly spread in a layer of about 1cm thick on baking paper in a tray. Bake for 20 minutes on 180 degrees. Cut them into cookie size just after you take them out of the oven and let them cool slightly.
Then I would recommend just standing there for a while, eat one, gaze out of the window a bit, maybe drink some nice tea, eat a few more and enjoy the moment! The cookies taste the best when eaten on the day they are baked. Such a shame 😉