Sesame Sticks (Susamli Cubuk)
½ cup canola oil
125 gr butter/margarine, softened
1 Tbsp vinegar
½ cup water
1 egg white (yolk is for the glaze)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp salt to taste
3 ½ -4 cups flour
½ cup sesame and nigella seeds
Mix the dough ingredients in a big bowl. Then, knead the dough until becomes soft and consistent. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.
Grab walnut size pieces and shape them into long sticks thick as pencil. Cut the sticks in 4-5 inch long. Brush each stick with the egg yolk you set aside before. Place sesame and nigella seeds (or only sesame) over a flat plate and dip one side of the sticks into it for covering with sesame and nigella (or only sesame) seeds. Take the sticks over a greased oven tray.
Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and bake them for about 30-35 minutes or until they get light brown.
By Hayriye Cetin Karaca ( www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com )