Open Sesame – Can you tell me how to get to sesame sweet?
There’s something magical about the taste of sesame seeds sweetened with liquid sugar i.e. maple syrup, maple butter and/or honey. (Let’s not mention liquid glucose, corn syrup or that evil of modern-day industrial inventions, high fructose corn syrup). A bowl of oatmeal mixed with tahini (sesame seed paste) and maple butter is simply delightful; it’s like healthy halvah.
halvah = an Arabic confection made with tahini, a sort of Middle Eastern form of marzipan.
Sesame seeds contain essential oils, calcium and iron amongst many other minerals.
Sesame seeds, both black and white, can be left as is, ground into a paste or made into an oil. It has both sweet and savoury applications.
Hummus; babaghanouj; Asian inspired stir fry; salad dressing; falafel sauce; an addition to also cookies, muffins and bread.
Store hulled sesame seeds in the fridge to help prevent the oils from going rancid too quickly.