Crunchy Sesame Sticks Recipe
We are close to the end of Ramadan when we are wondering what to eat for iftar, what to cook for suhoor. The holiday bustle started to wrap up slowly. As you know, the Eid holiday is quite short this year. Since it is not worth going on a holiday, many people will stay at home and perform the classic Bayram visits and host guests at home.
Holidays are more special than normal days. Everyone wears their best clothes, puts on the happiest facial expressions, everyone is in awe. We have some relatives who are friendly, have a pleasant conversation, are soft-spoken, you will listen as you listen. You see each other every holiday and every time you meet, you lament why we only meet on holidays. When you leave, you promise to visit again as soon as possible and forget your promise after you walk out the door. But maybe it's sweeter this way. You wouldn't enjoy these meetings as much if you saw them more often. That is why Eid visits have a special place.
There is often a factor that puts these nice visits and conversations into trouble; children. Children, who have come to the point of fainting from listening to boring adult conversations while playing computer games at home, do not give peace to the guest or the host by saying "when does the mother go away" in their mother's ear every 2 minutes.
At this point, the owner of the house should either bring out a very interesting toy or offer the child a snack that will get the approval of the child's family. If you take out the chips you bought from the grocery store, the family may decide to say we do not provide ready-made food to the child and get up without further stress. But with snacks dressed as ready-made food that you will make at home, along with 1 glass of fruit juice, it can keep the children busy during your conversation. This salty solution is the savior of these moments, especially since it will suppress the stomach of children who have eaten sweets and chocolate in every house they go to. Don't worry, adults can eat too :)
Enjoy the recipe...
- 2 eggs (the whites will be reserved for brushing),
- 200 g of cold butter,
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt,
- 3 cups of flour,
- 1/2 teaspoon of mahleb,
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt,
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder,
- Lots of sesame seeds for topping.
- Combine 4 cups of flour, salt, baking powder and mahleb in a large bowl,
- Make a cavity in the centre and add yoghurt, 1 egg and 1 egg white,
- Now add the melted butter and start mixing with your hands or with a spatula,
- Continue mixing until you get a homogenous mixture,
- Combine everything to together to form a non-sticky dough using as much flour from the last 1 cup of flour as needed,
- Pull walnut size pieces from the dough and form them into 10 cm sticks,
- Add 2 tablespoons of milk to the egg yolk and whisk,
- Brush over the sticks and coat them with sesame seeds,
- Bake in a 200 preheated oven until golden brown.