Winter in Ontario is just not giving an inch to incipient Spring! After a windstorm/blizzard on the weekend which closed highways, we were left with drifts which o’er-topped the snow fences meant to corral them. All thanks and admiration to our intrepid Land Staff, Nick and Jaye, who keep the arteries of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre open!
This is perfect weather to huddle around a hot pot of tea and a bit of sweetness. Thanks to our Emily, we have the perfect cookie to nibble or to dunk.
Emily’s Sesame cookies
In a 350° F oven, toast until golden brown (6 – 8 minutes) …
1 cup raw sesame seeds
1 c flour
½ t salt
½ t baking powder
Cream together and beat until light …
½ c unsalted butter
2/3 c brown sugar
Add to butter/sugar mixture and stir until smooth …
1 ½ t vanilla extract
Stir the wet ingredients into the flour and mix until all the flour is incorporated. Then gently stir in the cooled sesame seeds.
Roll the dough into small balls and place on a baking sheet (here parchment paper is your friend). Flatten the cookies slightly and bake until golden – about 10 minutes. Let them cool slightly before you move them from the baking tray.
Remember that seeds are full of protein, healthy fats and minerals … and have a second one!
As hard as it is to believe it, spring will eventually nudge aside this winter and we will be preparing for Easter Brunch. Don’t forget to book your tickets now – it’s a popular (and fun) occasion. Contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 519 842 1250 ext. 241. You’ll be glad you did.
Take care to stay warm … so you can take care of each other and our Mother Earth. ❤