Mix the butter and sugar until
Gradually add the whisked egg and
water to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix well. Mix the baking powder
into the flour in a separate container. Add the flour and baking
powder mixture to the butter, sugar, egg and water mixture. Add the
sesame seeds (2 teaspoons) and mix thoroughly until the dough is well
formed and uniform in consistency.
Roll out the dough into a long
cylinder and cut into 20 pieces.
Roll each piece into a ball. Dampen
slightly with the whisked egg. Roll each ball in the 3/4 cup of sesame
seeds to coat. Put aside.
may cut in on one side of the sesame balls a cross incision 1/4 deep
with a sharp knife to dictate the cracking of the sesame balls during
Heat sufficient oil in a wok or
similar frying pan for deep frying the sesame balls over medium to
Add one third of the sesame balls at
a time and cook for 40-60 secs until the surface cracks, turning
occasionally. Raise the heat to high and cook for another 1 to 2
minutes, turning occasionally until the balls turn light golden brown.
Remove from the wok and drain on absorbent kitchen paper towels. Allow
to cool and serve at room temperature.
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