This recipe is adapted from Simply Recipes, the food blog I have been following for years now. If you are looking for a great variety of fool proofed recipes, Elise’s website is the right place to go.
Sesame brittle is amazingly easy to make and this make put you at risk of… making it very often!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg (can be omitted)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup raw sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (optional)*
*Adding baking soda will create bubbles that will make the sesame brittle softer and easier to eat, however it may be more difficult to peel off a baking sheet and may need cutting instead of breaking.
- Put into a small saucepan: sugar, honey, salt, nutmeg (if using), and water. Mix and heat on medium heat until sugar starts dissolving and smooth mixture is formed. Mix in the raw sesame seeds.
- Cook the sesame mixture, stirring often, for 5 to 10 minutes (until it turns amber gold) OR until the mixture reaches 300°F.
- Remove the pan from heat and stir in butter and the vanilla extract.
- After the butter melted add baking soda (if using) and stir. The mixture can foam, which is nothing to worry about. It is soda’s reaction with acid in the mixture.
- Pour the mixture onto a well-buttered metal cookie sheet or a Silpat. Spread it as thin as you can and leave to cool down for about 15-20 minutes.
- Break into pieces.
- Store between pieces of baking paper for up to one month.
Nutritional info (3pcs OR ~1.5oz): Cal 176, Prot 2, Carb 24, Fat 9, Fiber 2