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Salted Peanut Sesame Snaps

Salted Peanut Sesame Snaps

Salted Peanut Sesame Snaps

I curse technology as frequently and vehemently as the next person but I’m old enough to remember a life without it and I like love the benefits. I’m hooked on having the world at my fingertips. I find people and places are much more interesting than a screen though so I regard my devices as a home alone pass time.

With a free spare minutes up my sleeve I’ll browse through WordPress, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, not just to keep up to date with the activities of my friends and family but also looking for cooking inspiration from the sites I subscribe to, which is how I came by the recipe for these fabulous little bikkies.

Facebook and Instagram are useful resources for keeping up to date with the recent releases of my favourite food magazines. Saved recipes from the Australian Gourmet Traveller, Delicious and Dish from New Zealand are in fine company, rubbing shoulders with those I’ve collected from my favourite WP blogs.

The recipes are all saved as PDFs into iBooks on my iPad. I love that along with the recipe text, it also saves the source and accompanying images. It’s a brilliant feature. My “clippings” choices are made at random and are often selected because of an unusual combination of ingredients. Many don’t make it beyond an initial try out, but that said, iBooks is my first stop if I’m looking for inspiration.

That’s where I found this great bikkie recipe. I needed something simple to serve to friends for morning tea. I simplified the method as I do, making it quick to throw together while cooking dinner. I allowed the dough to chill overnight so the next morning all I needed was 10 minutes to roll the dough into balls before I baked the biscuits until crisp.

My friends commented on the delicious lingering nutty baking aromas when they arrived and I’m pleased to say these Salted Peanut Sesame Snaps tasted yummy too,

Adapted from the Australian Gourmet Traveller, May 20 2016

Salted Peanut Sesame Snaps

75g white spelt flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

70g sesame seeds, toasted

2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

100g roasted salted peanuts

220g brown sugar

60g butter

1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork

Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to combine.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan then add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar is melted.

Allow the hot butter mixture to cool a little then beat in the egg using a wooden spoon.

Add the dry ingredients and stir to thoroughly combine.

Chill the mixture until firm or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 170C fan forced and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Roll dessertspoons full of dough into balls and place on the trays with a little room to spread

Bake until golden and firm, 12-15 minutes.

Remove to a wire rack.

The biscuits will become crisp as they cool.

Makes about 40

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

14 comments on “Salted Peanut Sesame Snaps

  1. ChgoJohn
    August 23, 2016

    The first time I made crisps, I was amazed at how easy they were to prepare and how much better tasting than any I’d ever bought. Love the idea of making them with salted peanuts, Sandra. I’ll be saving this recipe for use during the holidays. Thanks!

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  2. dunelight
    August 23, 2016

    Yay for Spelt!! Instead of bemoaning the effects of over processed wheat flours I have begun making myself spelt scones. I appreciate your use of easily digestible ingredients.

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  3. chefceaser
    August 22, 2016

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  4. Gather and Graze
    August 21, 2016

    Thanks for the tip on this iBooks feature Sandra… I’ll have a look later on today to see how it works. Love these types of biscuits with a crispiness and nuttiness that I’m sure makes it hard to stop at just one. 🙂

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    • ladyredspecs
      August 21, 2016

      You’re right Margot, the flavour is very moreish, very delish. Some apps on the iPad won’t let you save to iBooks, but if you open the recipe in Safari then it will save as a Pdf. Hope it works for you too

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  5. Lisa @ cheergerm
    August 19, 2016

    Being on a peanut Renaissance I say, yes please. And with sesame and salt! Mmm..

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  6. Debi @ My Kitchen Witch
    August 19, 2016

    I’m hooked, too. Who wants to be a Luddite when at the press of the send button with your fingertip on the screen you can communicate with someone at the other end of the world. Love these biccies. The sound like one of the wonderful varieties of pastelli you get here. Bookmarking (another technological wonder!)

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    • ladyredspecs
      August 19, 2016

      There are so many ways technology is an asset, even just for simply saving a recipe, enjoy…

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  7. marymtf
    August 19, 2016

    Technology, like fire, is a powerful tool and people of a certain age know how to use it to their advantage. Lovely recipe, Sandra.

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    • ladyredspecs
      August 19, 2016

      Thanks Mary. Blogging has pushed my technology boudaries in directions I could never have anticipated and for that I’m truly grateful.

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  8. ladyredspecs
    August 18, 2016

    Hi Kate, I hope you like them as much as we did. Did you feel the shake, rattle and roll today?

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  9. Francesca
    August 18, 2016

    These sound great and almost Vietnamese- saving for later. Thanks.

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  10. katechiconi
    August 18, 2016

    Yummy! I’m a huge fan of sesame flavours in bikkies, so this is definitely a recipe to try out some time.

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