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.