Crunchy, nutty balls

Eid, the end of the fasting period for muslims – usually has lots of women out there baking yummy biscuits and all sorts of treats for family and friends.

As I was busy preparing for Eid I felt the need to make a biscuit that was full of crunch but didn’t need chocolate as all my other biscuits had chocolate on it.

This biscuit has roasted sesame seeds, almonds, pecans and coconut but it shouldnt be limited to just that – use your imagination when trying out these biscuits – why not add coconut or other nuts, maybe some crushed cornflakes… ponder on…



250g butter
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup roasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup roasted almonds, chopped
3/4 cup roasted pecan nuts, chopped
1 cup toasted dessicated coconut
flour to make soft dough

Cream butter and sugar, then add oil and continue to cream. Add 1 1/2 cups flour and mix well. Then add sesame seeds, almonds, pecans and coconut. Mix again. You will need to add more flour at this stage to make a soft but non sticky dough.


Roll out into little balls and place onto tray – these biscuits don’t spread – if it does it will be ever so slightly. Bake and you will know when your biscuits are done – it will be firm to the touch. Remove from oven and when it is cool enough to touch roll in icing sugar. Complete the lot and roll in icing sugar again – you dont have too though.

Note: you don’t have to keep to my sesame seed or nuts quantity – you can increase or decrease it as it will not affect the baking of the biscuit.


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