Cotna Eco Retreat

Squash & Sesame Breadsticks

Our squashes at Cotna Eco Retreat seem to be tasting more delicious than ever at the moment, maybe it’s to do with the frosts we’ve had recently. They are the closest taste sensation I can think of to velvet – well OK, apart from chocolate 🙂 Anyway, I have just made the most amazing organic squash breadsticks – they are so easy but my friend Stephanie said they were like vegetarian haute cuisine! Shame they can’t last until the yurt season …

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Makes about 14

300g cooked squash (roasted or maybe steamed)

100g organic butter

200g flour (I used white spelt with a little brown mixed in)

2 tsp baking powder

150g plain yoghurt or kefir

2 tbsp milk

A handful of sesame seeds

Preheat oven to mark 9 / 240C / 475F
Roast the squash in olive oil for about 20 mins, until soft
In a bowl mix together flour & baking powder
Mash squash with the yoghurt & milk,
Combine squash with the flour and quickly make into a soft dough
Roll out dough on floured surface into a rectangle to about the same size as the baking tin, Cut it into two down the length of the middle and then about 8 strips on each side
Melt all the butter in a roasting tin 20X30cm for about 6 mins (careful not to let it burn)
Dip both sides of each piece of dough into the butter and snuggle them into the aking tin (yes, still with all that butter in there!)
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for about 20 mins. They are totally mouthwatering still slightly warm, but good later on too! We had them with spicy squash soup and for general snacks too

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