Saturday, 1 April 2017

Aghi Gesgoudz – Armenian Savoury Cookies

We are back with yet another month of mega marathon. This April we have decided to burn our ovens. Yes we have done a month long marathon of bakes around 2 years back but this time it is very different. Valli has put in a lot of extra challenges. We will be baking dishes from around the world this time. We will be baking dishes from different countries.

As usual I am not ready this time also :-) I decided very late, just around mid-march but really loved this challenge. And my guru is Gayathri. Her blog had such a wonderful spread of baked goodies that 80-90% of my list was ready by just visiting her blog. Since the list was made, I decided to go ahead with the challenge.

Ofcourse baking requires a little more time than our usual cooking and baked items are generally not part of meals. These were the additional challenges. But I found that with perfect planning and execution as planned these challenges could be easily handled. Yeah I am just done with 2 recipes as of now. But I am full of spirit. So here goes the first one.

Recipe Source: Gayathriscookspot
Country: Armenia


Flour / Maida - 2 cups
Baking Powder - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Icing Sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1/4 cup, melted
Oil - 1/2 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Poppy Seeds/ Sesame Seeds For Topping


  • In a bowl mix together flour, icing sugar, cardamom powder, salt and baking powder.
  • In another bowl mix together curd, melted butter and oil.
  • Now add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix with a spoon to incorporate.
  • Cover with wrap and set it in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Grease a baking tray with butter.
  • Divide dough into 20 equal portions.
  • Roll each portion into a thick rope and join the ends to form a twist.
  • Arrange the twists a little apart. Brush the cookies with milk and top with poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
  • Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until nicely golden in colour.
  • Cool on wire rack and store in airtight jar.


  • While twisting, make 3-4 twists, since I saw that the twists slowly disappear with time.
  • Keep the twists well spaced apart while baking. During baking they have expanded to almost double the size.
  • I used coconut oil, since thats the oil I usually use in my cooking. But coconut oil doesn't go well with this bread. So try it out with olive oil or sunflower oil.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 75


  1. You were smart to choose your list from Gayathri's space , she is The Baking Guru ! What a wonderful choice , the cookies look super .

  2. Cookies looks awesome.. I have tried very less savory bakes.. you have tempted me to try more!!

  3. i thought like i had seen the cookies somewhere...yours look wonderful and would love to try them out soon

  4. The cookies look very tempting! Lovely start to the marathon. Looking forward to the rest of the dishes :)

  5. Ah another Gayathri fan, well it is true you can get most of the alphabets in her blog, so smart move there..These cookies were something I planned to bake, but changed last moment...your baked ones look good.

  6. Love those cute looking cookies Ruchi. Gayathri's blog is a treasure trove for everything baking -- looking forward to all your creations this month.

  7. These savoury cookies are looking very nice. It is true that you can find most of the baked goodies on Gayathri's blog. Looking forward for the other bakes

  8. My family would jump with joy for savory bakes. This cookie looks wonderful and is definitely something that we all will like. They look very cute as well. Can't wait to see what else is baking all this month :)

  9. Beautiful twisted cookies.. I love that it has cardamom in it. And that's one tongue twister of a name for a cookie ��

  10. Same pinch! Even I am not prepared for this BM. But since you have Gayathri;s blog, it will be breeze to finish things off the list. This bake looks nice!

  11. Beautiful looking cookies. And the name is quite beyond my tongue :)

  12. I have few recipes from Gayathri's blog too. :-) These cookies are super cute and love the cardamom flavor.

  13. Gayathri's blog is really a treasure of eggless bakes. Smart choice to go on her site. The. cookies looks so nice. Great choice.

  14. Feel like munching these cookies, how gorgeous they looks. Aghi gesgoudz makes a prefect evening snacks to munch without any guilt.

  15. I wonder how may disciples Gayathri have, me being in the queue as well. Only difference is, I haven't pondered over peeking into her space yet. Nice choice of cookies, they look stunningly beautiful