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Peanut and Sesame Candy | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

The idea of making this treat came when I was browsing the aisles of an Asian store. The original candy was wholly made of sesame seeds and reminded me a similar confection from my childhood made of peanuts. Because my love of nuts is not a secret, my version combines both sesame seeds and roasted peanuts.
Sticky, crunchy and totally sweet these little treats are perfect to get a sugar fix.
Except the caramel that may be delicate and requires full attention, the candies are pretty simple to do.
I will experiment around the idea with different nuts and a salted caramel version too. I think, they will make a good Christmas gift.

Peanut and Sesame Candy | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Are you already on a Christmas mode too ? For me, I mainly look forward the summer days and the end of year vacation we have planned. I can’t wait to visit a new region of New Zealand and share it here with you all…
But until then, here’s the recipe for this sesame and peanut candy…

Peanut and Sesame Candy | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Peanut and Sesame Candy
(makes 15)

50g / 1/4 cup sesame seeds
50g / 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
200g / 1 1/3 cup raw peanut
290g / 1 1/2 cup sugar

On a tray lined with baking paper spread peanuts and bake in the oven at 175°C/350°F for 10-15 minutes. Remove the peanut from oven and let them cool. Chop the peanuts roughly and add them to the mix of sesame seeds. Prepare a baking tray lined with baking paper. To make the caramel, I advice you to follow the step-by-step from David Lebovitz. Pour the sugar in a small pan over medium heat. Let the sugar melt slowly and stir gently when it starts to melt and until the desired colour and texture is achieved. Mix in the peanuts and sesame seeds. Remove from fire and with two spoons quickly and carefully scoop the mixture on the baking tray. Let cool completely.



SHF * Spice It Up !

I’ve grown up in a multicultural island that influenced my way of thinking and eating too. In general, I like to discover new food and flavors.

Last time I bought a bottle of rose water without knowing how I’ll use it, but sure that I would find out.

Oriental flavors and spicy at the same time, these little candies made from pistachio, cardamom and rose water are a perfect match for this Sugar High Friday, hosted by Anita from Dessert First.

No baking is required but time [couple of hours] to handle this sticky dough based on a calisson recipe.

They are excellent with a coffee !

Pistachio Candy
(A dozen)

For the dough

80g ground pistachio + pistachios finely chopped
20g icing sugar
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp rose water
3 cardamom pods, podded, grounded seeds

In a bowl mix ground pistachio, icing sugar and ground cardamom // Add honey and rose water // Mix the dough with a spatula until the dough doesn’t stick to the side of the bowl. Make a ball shape with the dough // Sandwich the dough between two wrapping paper and roll out with a rolling pin (1 cm thick) // Allow the dough to dry for a couple of hours // Cut with a cookie cutter (3cm diameter) // Place on a baking (parchement)paper and store in the fridge for a couple of hours (ideally overnight) // Finally garnish the top of each candy slightly pressing finely chopped pistachios.

Pistachio Candy printable recipe

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