Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Sesame Brittle

Let me start by telling you that I have made such great disasters in this before that I was almost afraid to try again.. but, since giving up is not in my nature, I thought, one more try :)

And Alhamdolillah they turned out so well.. I am really happy :)

I scoured the net for the perfect recipe for making brittle.. and there are so many and all have the right answers.. got me confused. In the end, this is my own 'fankari' and I am glad :)

So, I took 3/4 cup (any cup) sesame. If they're unroasted, just roast them for around 5 to 7 minutes in a good non-stick pan over LOW heat. Keep stirring. Till they are nice and golden.

Then tip them in a bowl and let them cool down. Meanwhile, measure out one cup sugar (same as sesame cup) and put it in a pan with 1 tblsp water.

Reduce heat to LOWEST possible.. and go away. Seriously. If you stand here and wait for it to change colour, u'll be pulling your hair out in no time..

In between, oil a tray (chose one that you don't mind having scratches on) and a broad spatula. Best is keep some oil in a deep plate so u can dip it in if needed.

So, let it be. It will take around 10 minutes.. I wandered into the kitchen and saw that it was nice and melted and dark.. so I removed it from heat and stirred vigorously..

There will be small lumps in it - just keep mixing, they will dissolve.

Once the colour is nice and caramelly, add the sesame and 1 tbls unsalted butter. Mix mix mix.. it will start getting stiff..

Tip it all out on the tray and flatten it with the spatula.. try and get it as flat as possible. The thinner u spread it, the crispier it will be..

Let it cool - around half an hour. Then tip it on a cutting board and either cut in neat squares or just break with ur hands..

Store airtight.


  1. making it this weekend..looks so delicious..;)
    new to your space Ruhina..
    lovely space you have
    happy following you..;)
    do stop by mine sometime
    Tasty Appetite

  2. Glad to know you like it :) Thanks for being here - appreciate it :) I'm heading to ur space right away :)


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