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