Easter is a weekend of celebrations, here in Sweden it's also a five days off for many of us. (Unless you work as a nature guide, then you work while everyone else is on vacation). Why not treat yourself and your dear ones with some sweets in the woods? Our guide Lovisa has made sesame cookies, and here's the recipe! Easy, tasty, and maybe a tiny bit healthy. But most of all tasty. And even more so in the forest.
Time: about half an hour, depending on your skills to peel dates.
For ca 350 g cookies you'll need:
- 3 dl sesame seeds
- 7 dates (the fruit, not your ex-partners)
- 1 tbsp honey (or syrup or 2-3 extra dates)
- 1 tsp salt
Do the following:
- Put the oven at 175 ° C
- Measure the sesame seeds in a small bowl.
- Peel and core the dates. It's a bit tricky and sticky. I used a small knife and cut around, like when you open an avakado. Then I peeled the dates and cored them. I also tried to core them first, but that was much more messy.
- Put the dates, honey/syrup and salt in the bowl with sesame seeds. Stir until all the seeds are stuck in the sweet and form as a batter.
- Put the batter in a pile on a plate with baking paper - or in a baking tin.
- Put another baking paper on top of the pile and smoothen it out to about 1/2 cm. If you're doing it in a baking tin, you can smooth the batter with the back of a wet spoon (according to internet).
- Bake the cake in the middle of your oven for 10-15 minutes. Check upon it the last few minutes so you don't burn the edges. The cake should look some what golden brown.
- Take out the cake and let it cool for awhile. Then you can cut it in pieces. If you cut when it's hot, it will just fall apart.
- Store in jar/box of choice. Or eat all the pieces at once ...
Did you like this recipe? Bake and share with friends and family! What snacks do you bring on your adventures in nature? Please, share in the comments or stories and tag @tracelessintiveden so that we may try out your sweets!
Bake in peace!