The evenings are very cold in my place. And a bowl of hot soup is very much welcome. I love bread sticks to go with the soup, which reminds me the train journeys where food is served. When I saw the sesame sticks recipe at Redchillies, it looked a quick recipe that could complement a bowl of soup. So those who have the yeast phobia, can surely give this a try. This low fat,healthy sesame sticks are great to go with a bowl of soup or a cup of tea/coffee.
Quick cooking oats - 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Butter - 2 tblspn
Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 3 nos, ground to paste
Sugar - 1 tspn
Salt - 1/2 tspn
Baking powder - 1/2 tspn
Water - less than 1/2 cup
Melt the butter. Coarsely powder oats. Reserve a tablespoon of sesame seeds.
Take powdered oats, wheat flour, melted butter, sesame seeds, chilli paste, salt ,sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Mix well until the mix resembles bread crumbs.
Sprinkle water little by little to get a stiff dough. Don't add all the water at once.
Leave the dough for 30 minutes. Divide into 4 balls. Roll out each dough ball between two greased plastic sheets or cling film. Roll thin to get crispy crackers.
Slice into rectangle strips. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 20 minutes until it is slightly brown. Flip the tray halfway through for even baking. I baked it in two batches. Got around 40 nos of 2 inch long strips.
The sticks were very tasty and can make a great snack to munch with out any guilt. I felt it tasted less spicy the next day. To get more flakier and crispy sticks, you can increase the butter by another 2 tblspn.
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays