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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cookies baking – Sivananda Cookies

Today is a day to thank your master / sifu.  As a yogi (not the bear ah), my mum’s classmates have plan for a potluck to thank our yoga master.  She got a cookbook from India, which prepares vegetarian food.

I bake this cookies (as per mum request) for her to bring to the class and also for the yoga master.  Sivananda Cookies are large, energy-packed cookies are a standard after-class treat at most Sivananda Yoga Centres around the world.  They are very nutritious and make a meal in themselves. 

The recipe is:-

250g (9oz) rolled oats

100g (4oz) whole-wheat flour

150g (5oz) brown sugar

50g (2oz) raisins or sultanas

50g (2oz) raw unsalted peanuts

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp baking powder

200ml (7 fl oz) oil

about 200ml (7 fl oz) water

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas mark 6.  Oil two or three baking sheets.  Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add the oil and mix thoroughly.  Stir in enough water to make a firm mixture.

Take a spoonful of mixture, about the size of a ping pong ball.  Roll it into a ball, place on one of the oiled baking sheets and flatten to a round about 10cm (4in) in diameter.  Repeat till finish.  Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes, until golden at the edges.  Cool on a wire rack.

*  Use sunflower seeds, roughly chopped almonds and / or desiccated coconut instead of, or as well as, the unsalted peanuts.

P/s:  I did not make such a big size cookies, and only make bite size.  Below the photos

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9 comments:

  1. Hi Cynthia. Thanks for visiting NIamah!!! Your T&G story is quite heart-warming. Thanks for sharing. I think you and my wife would get along since you like baking. Min bakes theme cakes and has her own website www.mamamin.com Do go and visit. Thank you.

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  2. Hi Patrickteoh, thanks for coming by and your wife is good in her baking ya.. and the site just came in handy for me to consider ordering a cake for my boss!

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  3. *blink blink eyes looking at comment up there*

    wah... my bil came to your blog wor. He never come to mine before.

    Anyway, talk so much. Send some cookies over woman!

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  4. Sasha.. jgn jeolous.. anyway, next time comment, please leave address also ah.. if not, how to send cookies! :p

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  5. So many cookies...can have a try??

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  6. MeRy.. of course you can try.. come come give me your address.. :)

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  7. next time must try ur cookies..

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  8. You are very good in baking. Must share more recipe ya.

    The biscuits look very crunchy and nutritious. Good job!

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  9. Rachel.. if you move nearer to me.. sure send to you for try...

    Joanne... no la, just trying only.. but the biscuits taste good!

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