Last recipe of the week! MONTECAOS. [Monte-cows]
This past week I have been very busy with school but I had the chance to visit the biggest PepsiCo factory of chips (Frito Lay!) with the Association of Operations Management of Cal State Fullerton. I saw all the production stages of Hot Cheetos, Doritos etc.. I have never been a big consumer of chips, but watching all those huge machines making chips was unreal. This visit didn’t convert me more to the chips industry however, when I came back home, all I was thinking about is, yes, we should make our own snacks more often.
Those irresistible sanded and crumbly oriental cookies are my favorite study buddies! I remember, during my sophomore year of college, making those by batches for cake sales at school, because we needed money to run our student union. Those cookies have resulted from a mix of Muslim/Ottoman and Spanish cuisine. Jews from North Africa often eat those for Kippur, Purim etc. They are really appreciated through Europe. I know from wordpress’ analytics that my audience is amazingly country-diverse and I hope you’ll all enjoy baking and eating those with a cup of coffee or tea 🙂
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of peanut oil
- A pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven at 320°F.
- Combine sugar and flour in a large bowl.
- Mix the 2 ingredients together.
- Add the oil and mix again.
- On an oven tray covered with aluminum or parchment paper, form little balls with your hands.
- Cook the cookies for 20min.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
- When you form them in your hand, try to keep the cookies size no bigger than 2 bites each.
- A good Montecao is a cracked Montecao!
- Wait at least 30min before eating. They get more solid as they cool down.
- You can substitute peanut oil with canola or vegetable oil.
- You also can substitute cinnamon with chocolate powder.
- They keep really well due to the absence of egg and butter in their composition.
- THEY ARE TOTALLY ADDICTIVE.
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