I was craving some sesame snaps today and decided to make my own version at home instead. A basic recipe for sesame brittle is sesame seeds, honey and sugar but I used what I had at home which was sesame seeds, maple syrup and coconut sugar. Which incidentally, makes this treat vegan! (and a little healthier) It also makes the appearance a lot darker and the taste a lot more treacle-y, which I loved.
I really needed something sweet today to take my mind off the fact my cat had gone missing. I’ve only had him 2 weeks and he’s been an indoor-only cat for the past year. So when he escaped from the house in the early hours of the morning, with no collar, I was super worried all day. Thankfully, he arrived back safe this afternoon. He turned up all nonchalant, expecting his dinner. He’s now sitting by the *locked* window, watching the birds wearing his collar.
A vegan version of this delicious sesame seed candy
- 200g (1/2 cup) sesame seeds
- 120ml (1/2 cup) maple syrup
- 100g (1/2 cup) coconut sugar
- grapeseed oil or coconut oil for greasing
- Grease a bakesheet and a spatula with a little bit of oil.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar and maple syrup until it turns frothy.
- Lower the heat and add the sesame seeds. Stir for about 5 minutes on a low heat until the seeds start to brown. (Make sure you don't let them burn! If the pan starts to smoke, take off the heat immediately.)
- Spread the mixture out onto the baking sheet and smooth evenly with a spatula. Work quickly as it dries fast.
- Once it's smooth and beginning to dry, cut into 12 squares and then leave to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Keep in an air-tight container for 2 weeks.