Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Benne cakes are a food from West Africa introduced to the Lowcountry area by slaves. "Benne" means sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are eaten for good luck.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Optional: Add just a "jot" of sesame oil to the butter and sugar while creaming the mixture.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together.
  3. Then add eggs and mix.
  4. Then add flour and mix.
  5. Then add sesame seeds and mix.
  6. Then add vanilla and mix.
  7. Then add baking powder and mix.
  8. Drop with a teaspoon onto a well-greased cookie pan, far enough apart to allow spreading while baking.
  9. (They will be thin when cooked).
  10. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 7 to 10 minutes.

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