• Mama’s recipes: madig

    Today, I’m going to share with you an armenian biscuit recipe: the madig!

    Madigs are delicious crunchy biscuits coated with sesame seeds. It’s a quick and easy recipe and you don’t even have to use eggs for this dough. I’m warning you, they are addictive!

    It is a great snack/dessert recipe in itself but I also love its versatility. Indeed, with this dough, you can also make chocolate/jam cookies as well as pie crusts. Here’s the recipe!


    • 500g flour
    • 100g sugar
    • 15g vanilla sugar
    • A pinch of salt
    • 11g baking powder
    • 125g butter
    • 60ml water
    • 110ml sunflower oil
    • Sesame seeds
    • Chocolate squares (for the cookies recipe)
    • Jam (for the cookies recipe)

    –> Place all of the dry ingredients into a bowl (flour, sugars, salt and baking powder).

    –> Add the butter and mix well with your hands. Then, rub in the mixture with your fingertips until it resembles the texture of sand.

    –> Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour the wet ingredients into it (water and sunflower oil).

    –> For the traditional madig recipe, roll out the dough with your fingers to form a long rope.

    –> Cut out the dough diagonally into small diamond shapes.

    –> Coat every piece with sesame seeds and place onto a baking tray.

    –> Place in oven at 180°C (Th 4) for around 18 minutes.

    –> For the cookies, roll out the dough and cut out circles using a cookie cutter or a glass.

    –> Bake in the oven at 180°C (Th 4) for around 18 minutes.

    –> Right out of the oven, place a piece of chocolate on the hot underside of the biscuit. Wait for a moment and cover it with another one. You can also wait for the biscuits to cool before spreading the jam of your choice on them.


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