Saturday, December 5, 2009

Barley Raisin Cookies

These are actually simple coookies that I tried using one of my previous posts on Whole Wheat oats and Raisin Cookies.The original recipe uses 3 parts oats and 1 part wheat flour and in this version I have replaced both with barley flour.It is just an experiment and I had used very less quantites fearing it might go wrong but that turned out right and hence I am blogging it.

Barley Flour : 1/2 cup
Raisins:2 tbsp
Milk: 1.5 tbsp
Brown Sugar: 2 tbsp
Vegetable oil: 2 tsp
Honey: 1/2 tsp

In a bowl,whisk together Barley flour,raisins and sugar.Add in milk,oil and honey and knead gently to form a dough.Pinch handful of dough and lay them on a greased/lined baking sheet flattening them slightly.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 15-20 minutes or more till the underside and edges get brown.My cookie top never browned.Cool on a rack.

Actually barley is a nutty flour and can be used to replace whole wheat in most of the baked goods.Here I have used this concept and replaced not just wheat but also oats which was in the main recipe.At first while forming the dough I never added honey,but the dough was not coming together and on tasting,I found the dough was not sweet enough.So I added the honey and also extra 1/2 tsp of oil.The taste was amazing but the attempt is amaeteurish and can be more developed into a much better recipe.But right now the barley cookies are on way to Madhuram's Whole Grain Baking event:Barley.


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