Benne(Sesame)Seed "Cocktailers"

This is the original benne seed biscuit of which the New York Times says, "A cocktail biscuit that should revolutionize cocktail parties."

Benne(Sesame)Seed "Cocktailers
Makes several dozen
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2 cups flour (unsifted)
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of cayenne pepper
Additional salt
3/4 cup shortening or oleo (I use butter flavored Crisco), cold
Ice water (1/4 cup, approx.)
1 cup roasted benne seed (how to roast listed below)

Mix dry ingredients; cut in shortening; add enough ice water to make a dough the consistency of pie crust, add seed. Roll thin, cut into small round wafers. Place in biscuit pan and cook slowly in oven (about 300 degrees F.) for 20 to 30 minutes. Before removing from pan and while hot sprinkle with salt. These may be kept in a covered tin or cracker jar, and before serving, run into a slow oven to crisp.

To Roast Benne (Sesame) Seed: To roast or parch benne seeds, put in heavy pan on top of stove or in oven until dark brown.


 

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