Sesame seed and honey sticks from Mali (Meni-meniyong)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

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  1. Heat the sesame seeds in a shallow pan without any oil, until they begin to jump about and turn golden.
  2. Shake the pan so that they do not stick or burn.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Using a heavy pan, heat the margarine and then add the honey.
  5. Stir continuously until the mixture begins to caramelise.
  6. Pour the sesame seeds into the warm mixture and stir thoroughly.
  7. Transfer the mixture into a flat tin.
  8. As the mixture cools, shape it into sticks either by cutting or rolling, and then coating it with more sesame seeds if required.


Most Helpful

YUMMY! These are "To Die For", will say my dad when he has these! He loves eating anything with sesame seeds(as we believe that it makes you a rich man if you have this on New Years' eve, but dad likes it all year through;!). I have made this for him today (I doubled the recipe too!!), but I'm going to gift these to him on Fathers' Day, the 15th of June! These look really good and taste wonderful plus were so easy to make! A definite keeper! Thanks for posting!!

Charishma_Ramchandani June 13, 2003

If you are having trouble with this recipe I have a theory. There would be too much honey if you did not allow it to boil down some. I brought it to a high boil and stirred quickly for about 3min. This allowed some of the liquid to evaporate. Creating the brittle that you are desiring. Also I let it cool completely and then break it apart into random sizes chunks. I did a half recipe using 1/2 of sesame seeds, 2tbls of butter and 1/2 cup of honey. Hope this can help anyone having trouble

Gundy Girl March 27, 2009

The ratio of sesame seeds to honey just isn't right. Far too much honey. Very disappointing.

emily_eek March 25, 2009

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