Oh, these amazingly crunchy cookies! They combine sweet raisins and a warm hint of cinnamon and cloves to make irresistible crunchy goodies. They will go down a treat every time!
Serves: 50-60 pieces Preparation time: 20′ Cooks in: 40′ Ready in: 60
2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
1½ cup sugar
2 cups fresh orange juice
2 cups black raisins
2 tsp baking soda
2 oranges, zested
1-1½ tbsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp cloves powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 kgr all purpose flour
sesame seeds for sprinkling
Preheat oven at 170C and line a shallow baking dish with baking parchment.
In a stand mixer attach beater and beat oil and sugar for 6-7 minutes. Then add orange zest.
In another bowl mix flour and baking powder, cinnamon and cloves. Dissolve baking soda in orange juice and add to mixer bowl, beating for another minute.
Replace the beater with the dough hook and add flour mix in batches alternating with raisins, until well combined.
When you get a nice firm dough, divide it in 6 pieces and roll them in a long thin cylinder each. Carve 10 slices on each cylinder dough but not all the way down. Brush with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. With a sharp knife cut the slices all the way down. Place the single biscuits on the baking pan and bake for another 10 minutes until nicely colored and very crispy.
Photo: Konstantinos kafiris – Food styling Elena Jeffrey