Nothing fills me with more joy than sharing my love for baking with my children. It’s both the ritual of creating an edible moment together, and the anticipation and excitement waiting for our labour to come into fruition. I am not a very patient baker, let’s be honest, and, with the exception of slow proving bread dough, I do love instant gratification. And I am yet to meet -or create- a child that doesn’t second this inclination. Raffi, my eldest, 11-3/4 years old, is definitely not the type of person who can sit and wait for longer than 20 minutes (this proclivity extends further than just baking…). Which is very fortunate because this recipe takes about 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes to bake!
It’s one of our favourite dunking biscuit (Italians love to dunk sweets in coffee, milk and even wine!) and the recipe is included in my latest book (number 4!!) LOVE, LAUGH, BAKE!
I hope you will enjoy this as much as we do!
Silvia and Raffi
INGREDIENTS, makes 10-12
200 g (1-1/2 cups) self-raising flour
100 g caster sugar
seeds of 1 vanilla bean
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (or olive oil)
85 g thick Greek yoghurt
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Preheat your oven to 170 C (340 F) and line a baking tray with baking paper. Place all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with a blade.
Mix for 15–20 seconds or until a sticky dough forms.
Divide the dough into 10 portions then, using wet hands, roll it into little
sausages, about 5 x 1 cm. Place them on the prepared tray, leaving plenty of
room for spreading, and bake for 18–20 minutes or until cooked through and
lightly golden on top. Cool on the tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a
wire rack to cool completely.
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