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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Sensational Sesame Treats
I'm habituated to nibbling on sweet something after a meal.Slice of orange is best in terms of nutrition.Or may be a dried fruit like date ,figs or piece of dark chocolate.If not I might even grab a cookie,even though its a less healthier choice.That's how desperately I crave for a sweet after a meal.
Having a nutty ,gooey,finger licking good treats like these in stock relieves of any guilt pangs later. Brown sesame seeds are unhulled sesame seeds,its richer source of B vitamins than the hulled white sesame seeds.Sesame seeds are excellent source of minerals like copper and manganese.They are also a good source of magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and zinc.Read more at WHFoods. And fresh ginger used ,soothes and aids in digestion.I've tried sweetening these with honey and date syrup,either work fine.
Recipe : Brown Sesame Treats
3/4 cup Brown sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger(don't used canned),minced
1/4 cup Date syrup or Pure Organic Honey
Toast the sesame seeds in a pan on medium heat for about 5-6 minutes.
Warm the honey or syrup in a small skillet.Add the sesame seeds and ginger.Combine well and turn the heat off.
Carefully spread the warm mixture on tray lined with parchment paper.Let cool for 10 minutes.Score in squares.Then cool completely another 20-30 minutes before serving.
Store in air tight containers for up to a month.
Sesame treats are my entry for Priya's Cooking with seeds : Sesame .
What's your favorite after meal treat ?