Tell-a-FriendEssies

Posted in Cape Malay Recipes  

Essies, crisp, sweet biscuits with a lovely combination of spices baked in interestingly coloured S-shapes

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Makes: 84
Ingredients
  • 750 ml flour

  • 5 ml salt

  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda

  • 5 ml cream of tartar

  • 5 ml ground nutmeg

  • 5 ml ground cloves

  • 5 ml ground cinnamon

  • 5 ml ground ginger

  • 375 ml brown sugar

  • 125 g butter

  • 50 g fat

  • 3 eggs

  • 5 ml red bole 1

Method
  1. Sift flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar and spices

  2. Add sugar and mix

  3. Rub butter and fat into flour mixture with fingertips

  4. Beat eggs, add to flour mixture and form a dough that can be rolled out

  5. Divide the dough into two chunks of roughly equal size, mix red bole into one chunk.

  6. Roll dough into small balls and press each red ball into a white ball, roll into a snake and form a ‘S’

  7. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 180°C for 10- 12 minutes

  8. Loosen biscuits and cool on wirerack.

Tips
  1. Red bole is a food colouring obtainable from pharmacies.

Category: Baked Goods

Cuisine: Cape Malay

Sub-Category: Traditional

Total Views: 2497

Word Count: 412

Comment on Twitter

More Recipes in "Cape Malay Recipes"

Cape Malay Frikkadels
Posted 03-11-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Cape Malay Frikkadels
Cape Malay Frikkadels (rissoles) are flavoured with spices which make them a real taste sensation. Traditionally served with tomato smoor (an onion…
View Details »
Cape Malay Pickled Fish
Posted 03-10-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Cape Malay Pickled Fish
Cape Malay pickled fish is one of the best known Cape dishes and it is probably one of the oldest. Although pickling is a universal method of…
View Details »
Denningvleis
Posted 03-11-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Denningvleis
Denningvleis, a delicious Cape Malay lamb stew flavoured with tamarind or lemon juice, bay leaves and spices to give an exciting sweet-sour flavour…
View Details »
Cape Malay Curried Fish
Posted 03-10-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Cape Malay Curried Fish
This traditional Cape Malay curried fish dish layered with cooked onions and saturated with a sweet-sour sauce is very similar and just as tasty as…
View Details »
Beef Bobotie
Posted 27-10-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Beef Bobotie
Beef bobotie begins with minced beef, a little soaked bread, eggs, butter, finely chopped onion, garlic, curry powder and turmeric. All are mixed…
View Details »

All Recipes in "Cape Malay Recipes"