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Egyptian Sesame Seed Sweets

Sesame seed sweet pieces with honey, ginger and cinnamon

Egyptian Sesame Seed Sweets


2 Cups Sesame Seeds
2 Tblsp Black Sesame Seeds (optional)
1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger Powder
1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon Powder
1/2 Tsp Table Salt


  1. Line a 30x30cm baking tray with lightly greased baking paper.
  2. In a large frying pan toast the sesame seeds on medium-low heat until lightly golden and aromatic then set aside.
  3. In the same frying pan add in the remaining ingredients on a medium heat, stirring continuously, until the sugar has disolved then turn off heat.
  4. Stir in the sesame seeds into the sugar mixture then quickly transfer onto the baking paper, on the tray and spread out evenly with a spatula.
  5. Score the sesame mixture into diamond-shaped pieces then place in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
  6. Remove from fridge break into pieces then serve.

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