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I put a star on this recipe long time ago in Google Reader, but only Tasty weeks encouraged me to try to make my first candy 🙂 They were delicious – disappeared in a few minutes (maybe because I make only a quarter the recipe). Nice! 🙂 Tomorrow I have to look for another candy recipe. And meanwhile I can say that these candies are like kozinaki with a mild flavour of honey. And they are not very hard (in a fridge they became crunchy).
Yields: 30 candies
Calories: 85 kcal / candy
1 cup = 237 ml
- 2 cups sesame seeds
- 2 tbsps. black sesame seeds (optional)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (I used white sugar)
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Prepare two baking sheets (The source recommends to butter them, but I didn’t do that).
- In a large skillet toast the sesame seeds on medium heat until golden and aromatic (Caution, they get burned very quickly if not stirring).If using both light and dark sesame seeds, toast them separately so the changing color is more obvious. Set aside.
- In the same skillet, mix the remaining ingredients.
- Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring continuously, then let boil for 2 minutes, still stirring.
- Remove from heat. Working quickly, stir seeds into the sugar mixture.
- Transfer immediately to the baking sheet, cover with another baking sheet then using rolling pin make thin, even pieces. Let cool a little bit.
- Take off the top baking sheet and cut with a knife in desired shape candies.
- Let cool completely.
- Store in layers separated by wax paper.
Source: Kitchen Parade