How to make Benne Wafers -

Sweet and savory sesame seed wafers.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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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

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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.

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.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.