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PostSubject: Pasteli (Greek Sesame Candy)   Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:18 am

I found this one online, I am unsure what I was looking for exacty, and I realized this would qualify as kosher for passover. I believe one could use the juice from sugar dates in place of the honey if they wanted to make this totally vegan... but I haven't tried it.

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Pasteli (Greek Sesame Seed Candy Recipe)

There are many variations of sesame honey candy from around the Mediterranean and the Middle East some are hard and crunchy; others, like this Greek version, are chewy. This pasteli is sticky, but using a nonstick bakeware liner such as a Silpat pad will help you unmold the candy with ease.

Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 1 1/4 hr

Servings: Makes 42 to 56 candies.

Vegetable oil for oiling pan
1 cup mild honey
1 cup sesame seeds, toasted in oven
1/2 teaspoon salt

Special equipment: a nonstick bakeware liner such as Silpat; an 8- to 9-inch springform pan; a candy thermometer

Put bakeware liner in a large shallow baking pan (1 inch deep). Remove bottom of springform pan and set aside. Oil inside of springform ring with vegetable oil and put ring, upside down, in center of bakeware liner.

Bring honey, sesame seeds, and salt to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, then boil undisturbed until mixture registers 280 to 290F on thermometer, about 15 minutes.

Holding ring in place, quickly pour mixture into ring, then cool on a rack until candy is set but still warm, about 40 minutes. Unmold by peeling ring with candy off bakeware liner. Transfer candy to a cutting board, then run a paring knife around edge of springform ring and lift ring off candy. Cut candy into 1-inch pieces with an oiled large knife.

Cooks' note:
Candy keeps, layered between sheets of parchment or wax paper, in an airtight container in a cool dry place 1 week.
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PostSubject: Re: Pasteli (Greek Sesame Candy)   Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:18 pm

Another reason to look forward to Passover offerings in the store, the sesame candy. If you buy a few bags, they will keep throughout the year, just don't store where it's hot and humid.

I love the taste of toasted sesame seeds and these go perfect set on the table after any meal! or with dessert1 Smile

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