Barazék
 
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Syrian / Middle Eastern
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 115 gr. / 4 oz. butter, room temperature
  • 70 gr. / 2.5 oz. caster sugar
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. (+1 tbsp) all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp. dry milk
  • 40 gr. / 1.5 oz. milk
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. roasted sesame
  • 100 to 120 gr. / 3.5 to 4 oz. pistachios, roughly chopped
  • About ¼ cup honey
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C / 350°F.
  2. In your stand mixer add the butter and the sugar and mix in medium speed for one minute.
  3. In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and dry milk.
  4. Throw the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and whisk with your mixer in medium speed.
  5. Add the milk and continue to mix.
  6. The dough must be soft and come off from the sides of the mixer bowl.
  7. If not, you may need the extra 1 tbsp of flour.
  8. It all depends on the weather conditions the moment you make them.
  9. Mix for a minute or two and then remove the dough from the bowl.
  10. Flour your bench and with a pining wheel roll your dough 0.5 cm / ¼″ thick.
  11. With a cookie cutter cut rounds of 7 cm / 3 in. each.
  12. Place roasted sesame in a plate.
  13. Place parchment paper on cookie trays.
  14. Add small piles of the pistachios about ½ tsp each, leaving about 7 cm / 3 in. distance among them.
  15. Take one cookie disk in your hand.
  16. Brush it with honey.
  17. Put it in the sesame plate with its honeyed side.
  18. Remove and place them on top of the pistachio pile with the side that is clean.
  19. Press gently so as the pistachios to be incorporated in the dough.
  20. Follow the exact same procedure for all the dough.
  21. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the sides of the cookies start taking and nice golden color.
  22. Remove, let them cool down and serve.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from several sources from the net
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/barazek/