BENNE CAKES

 

oil to grease a cookie sheet
1 cup finely packed brown sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg, beaten
teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Mix together the brown sugar and butter, and beat until they are creamy. Stir in the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and sesame seeds. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 mintues or until the edges are browned. Enjoy!
Benne cakes are a food from West Africa. Benne means sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are eaten for good luck.

Serves 4.

 

area : West Africa

course : pastry

 

source : Neil Skid [IRE_tag]