Sunday, February 28, 2010

An Easy Sesame Treat

Ok, I have an admission. This recipe isn't so healthy, because its made with white sugar. I made these  to give away, so the health benefits of it mattered less to me than how they tasted and looked. Anyhow, they had no preservatives, no additives, and they are chock full of calcium, so they're healthier than the store bought version.
These can be made with either whole sesame (pictured above) or regular, white sesame. I prefer to use whole sesame in everything as it has much more nutrition than the white.

Sesame Candy
Take 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tsp salt. Stir in a pot on medium heat until it all melts and becomes a golden color.
Remove from fire.
Add 1 tsp baking soda. Mix well. The melted sugar should start to bubble up a little.
Add 1 cup sesame seeds. 
Mix very quickly as the sugar hardens quite quickly. You want to get a uniform mixture. 
Press the sesame/sugar mixture down onto a bendable pan (disposable aluminum pans and silicon baking dishes are good for this) with a spoon.

Once the sugar/sesame mixture hardens a bit, score it with a knife. Then let it cool completely.

When completely cooled down, break apart the candies along the scored lines.


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