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.
Roll it out on the counter and cut with your cookie cutters.
Preheat oven at 180C.
Lay baking sheet in your oven tray.
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.