December 6, 2007

Oats Sesame Crackers


When I saw Viji’s recipe for Oats and Sesame Crackers this morning, I knew I wanted to try it out. I had some time to spare so decided to give it a try. The recipe is the same as Viji’s and I just made some changes.
I added ¼ cup wheat germ (yes, I know this turns up in most of my baking!) and so reduced the whole wheat flour to ¼ cup.
Wheat germ is rich in essential fatty acids, so I reduced the butter to 25g and added 1 tbsp of oil. I do try to reduce or avoid butter wherever I can because eof the saturated fat and cholesterol. It doesn’t always work, but I try!!
Wheat germ in a dough has a tendency to absorb moisture so I used a spoon or two more of water to bind the dough. I also added a spoon of garam masala to “spice” it up.
I cut them into fancy shapes (blame it on the approaching Christmas season) and needed to bake them at 160C for 20 minutes.
The crackers turned out well, crisp and not too sweet.
Thanks Viji, for the recipe.

9 comments:

Vcuisine said...

Lovely aparna. Nice twist and they are so cute. Kids will never say NO. Thanks for trying. I got some ideas from your post too. Viji

KayKat said...

I'm a fan of the wheat germ too - good idea!

Rina said...

Aparna, those are soooo cute. Sure kids will enjoy.

Padmaja said...

Wonderful!!! those crackers are yummy and love your touch of wheat germ!!! Great idea!

remya said...

delicious cookies...just now i saw in vcuisine..sooo fast in trying them....cool aparna....

aparna said...

The credit must go to Viji, for the recipe. Thanks, all the same.

Laavanya said...

Got here from Viji's blog.. These look awesome Aparna.

Nandita said...

I wish you had posted the whole recipe, her blog is not accessible now - and i sp wanted to bake these oatmeal cookies

Aparna said...

Have sent you the recipe by e-mail, Nandita. Happy baking!