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    1 hr 5 mins

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    45 mins

    echo echo's Note:

    A Greek sesame candy. I used to make these as a gift years ago before I lost my candy thermometer. Cooking time is really approximate cooling time, but keep watching and be careful not to let candy become hard before cutting into pieces with a sharp knife.

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    1. 1
      Lightly oil the surface of a jelly roll pan.
    2. 2
      In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring honey, salt and 1 cup water to a boil and let cook, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 250°F ("firmball stage").
    3. 3
      Quickly stir in crushed nuts, crushed zwieback and lemon zest and remove from heat.
    4. 4
      Spread honey mixture over the surface of jelly roll pan, forming a rectangle about 1/2" thick.
    5. 5
      Smooth the top with an oiled spatula, sprinkle sesame seeds liberally over the top and use the spatula to press seeds into the surface.
    6. 6
      Let cool a bit, then while still somewhat warm and elastic, cut across with diagonal lines to form strips, then cut the strips into little diamonds.
    7. 7
      Wrap individually in small squares of waxed paper and store in airtight container.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 07, 2007


      VERY addicting, you need a sweet tooth for this candy! I made something similar to this years ago but this I think is a better recipe, thanks for sharing echo!...Kitten:)

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    Nutritional Facts for Pasteli

    Serving Size: 1 (40 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 190.6
    Calories from Fat 113
    Total Fat 12.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 34.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 15.8 g
    Protein 3.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Zwieback Toast Crumbs

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