How to make Benne Wafers - Sweet and savory sesame seed wafers.

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Main Ingredients : brown sugar/jaggery (ब्राउन शुगर), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : South African

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Benne Wafers

Hindi: cheeni
Ever imagined what life would be without some meetha? The gulab jamuns, barfis, pedas, laddoos, modaks, halwas…you can say let the sugar substitutes rule but not everything is possible with substitutes! One of oldest flavourings and condiments used by mankind, this ingredient is an instant provider of energy. Also available in various types, sugar is either derived from sugarcane or beetroot.

You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chhena Panki, Spicy Lamb Tikki, Sweet Crunchy Hearts, Bhutte Ke Pakore.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Benne Wafers Recipe

  • brown sugar/jaggery ½ cup

  • Refined flour (maida) ¼ cup

  • White sesame seeds toasted 3 tablespoons

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Egg beaten ½

  • Salt a pinch

  • Baking powder a pinch

  • Vanilla essence ½ teaspoon


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with a silicon sheet.

Step 2

Cream together the brown sugar and butter in a bowl using an electric beater till light. Add the egg and whisk well.

Step 3

Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder into the butter-sugar mixture and fold well.

Step 4

Add the vanilla essence and sesame seeds and mix well.

Step 5

Divide the mixture into small equal portions and place on the lined tray. Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for ten to twelve minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

Step 6

Serve or store in an air-tight container.