Crunchy Cinnamon Biscuits

Are you looking for a biscuit recipe which you can keep more than a week? Do you want your kids to snack on YOUR biscuits rather than pretzels or crackers sold at markets? Do you crave for something to kill your hunger at work? Try these! You can even prepare them as gifts for your friends on special days.

You know how common nigella seeds and mahaleb (see sesame seeds with mahaleb) are in Turkish savory pastries.  They are like the main ingredients in such biscuits as they give the flavor. Using cinnamon is not as common though. For me, it completes the flavor. Considering the health benefits of cinnamon, I try to use it in various ways.

Sift flour in a bowl and add salt, cinnamon and mahaleb into it. Add dry yeast on it and pour warm milk on the yeast. Mix them.
Add olive oil, butter and egg white and mix them until combined. You will have a soft dough.
Crunchy Cinnamon Biscuits | giverecipe.com Roll it out on the counter and cut with your cookie cutters.
Preheat oven at 180C.
Lay baking sheet in your oven tray.
Crunchy Cinnamon Biscuits | giverecipe.com Place the biscuits you cut on it.
Beat egg yolk and brush biscuits with it. Sprinkle nigella seeds on each biscuit.
Bake for about 25 minutes until golden.
Cool biscuits on a wire rack and serve.

Crunchy Cinnamon Biscuits | giverecipe.com

Crunchy Cinnamon Biscuits

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp instant dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm milk
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, yolk and white seperated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mahaleb
  • 3 tbsp nigella sativa seeds

Instructions

  1. Sift flour in a bowl and add salt, cinnamon and mahaleb into it.
  2. Add dry yeast on it and pour warm milk on the yeast. Mix them.
  3. Add olive oil, butter and egg white and mix them until combined. You will have a soft dough.
  4. Roll it out on the counter and cut with your cookie cutters.
  5. Preheat oven at 180C.
  6. Lay baking sheet in your oven tray.
  7. Place the biscuits you cut on it.
  8. Beat egg yolk and brush biscuits with it. Sprinkle nigella seeds on each biscuit.
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes until golden.
  10. Cool biscuits on a wire rack and serve.

Note: These make about 100 biscuits!

http://www.giverecipe.com/crunchy-cinnamon-biscuits.html



Comments

  1. says

    Yes, yes, and yes! I’m always looking for something that is a homemade “filler” treat for the kids lunches. They love eating it and it helps them get the energy they need. These are perfect. They also look like a neat make ahead for Christmas morning breakfast.

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

    BTW–I’m hosting my first giveaway—I’d love to be able to send something to a Foodbuzz friend!

    • says

      Hope your kids love these biscuits! It’s always better to make it at home if you can. Wish you and your family a wonderful year!
      And thanks for letting me know about your giveaway, but I had better not join it to leave the chance to your other readers as nothing can be sent to my country.Some blog friends sent me some gifts before, but unfortunately none of them came. Thanks anyway!

  2. says

    Dear Zerrin,
    Yesterday, you came to my mind. I was wondering how things are celebrated in that part of the world. Also wondering about your husband health, I hope he is doing fine now.

    And then today to my surprise I have a comment from you. It was a nice surprise to see you stopping by.

    Please do take care, and have a great time this Holiday season.

    Best wishes,

    Mely

    PS. of course I will make these biscuit. Your recipes always come out perfect.

    • says

      Thank you Mely for this very friendly comment! It’s so nice that we think about each other from time to time although we haven’t met in person. My husband is just fine these days, he even has started cooking again!
      I love such coincidences! When you have someone in your mind, that person calls you or writes a comment on your blog:) That makes me happy too!
      THese biscuits are great with tea or milk or soup, you will love it!
      Wish you a wonderful Holiday season!

  3. says

    These are just delightful! They would be perfect to take to work. Thank you for sharing…we’re getting ready to go to Colorado, and I’m glad I got a chance to stop by before we depart. Happy holidays and many blessings!

    • says

      Thank you Monet! It’s always fun to work with cookie cutters and I love to make biscuits with them. Thank you for stopping by before leaving! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  4. says

    Love the simplicity of your blog. As an English chef who moved to France 3 years ago and who is planning a trip to Turkey this year, I will certainly be visiting your blog again! Please also let me share my blog with you too to show a slice of foodie life from this part of the globe!

    http://www.northbysudouest.blogspot.com

    Have a fantastic start to the new year!
    nbso

    • says

      If we have them in the kitchen, we eat them every now and then. A great snack for everyone!

  5. Hana says

    I hope you still read comments on your old posts Zerrin! Anyway, could I not include mahaleb? I don’t think I could find this in my country. But I’m dying to try this recipe!

    • says

      Hi Hana! I absolutely read every single comment on my blog, they are so precious for me! Mahaleb gives a very nice flavor to biscuits, but it’s not a must to use it. You can just omit it if you can’t find. Would love to hear your result here when you try it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current ye@r *