A middle eastern sweet treat made with sesame tahini, a paste made from raw sesame seeds.
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup sesame tahini*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cook sugar and milk in a sauce pot over medium heat to just under the soft-ball stage, to 230°F (110°C).
- Remove from heat and add tahini and vanilla but do not mix in immediately. Let it cool for about 2 minutes.
- Beat with wooden spoon for a few seconds and pour quickly into a buttered 8-inch pan. Cool and cut into 2x1-inch bars.
Makes 32 bars.
*Found in stores specializing in Middle Eastern foods. It is a paste made from raw sesame seeds. Do not substitute with the Chinese version of sesame paste, which is made from toasted sesame seeds.