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Honey-Sesame Snacks – Pasteli


  • 200 grams of sesame seeds
  • 450 grams of aromatic honey
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of unsalted melted butter
  • 1 tbsp of orange blossom water (Optional)
Honey-Sesame Snacks - Pasteli

Honey-Sesame Snacks – Pasteli


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Line a shallow baking pan with parchment per and spread the sesame seeds on it and bake for about 5 minutes to toast lightly.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool down.
  • Pour the honey plus 4 tbsp of water in a small sauce pan and slowly bring to boil.
  • Add the lemon juice and the toasted sesame seeds and boil gently until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage.
  • Line a small shallow baking pan with parchment paper and brush lightly with the melted butter.
  • Pour the sesame-honey mixture and spread out evenly to the desired thickness.
  • Sprinkle with the orange blossom water and set aside to cool down. (Optional)
  • Before it cools down completely, with a sharp knife, cut at any size or shape you want.
  • Once the Pastelli is completely cold, Turn it over and remove the parchment paper.
  • Store in airtight containers for up to a month between layers of wax or parchment paper.
  • Pastelli (Honey-Sesame Snacks) is the perfect snack for the whole family in between meals.

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