Monday, May 15, 2017

Susan and Nic - Saints Constantine & Helen, South Yarra and Merrimu, Murrumbeena.

Food, family, friends, a ceremony, then drinks, a cake cutting, more food, words of love and respect, some laughs and tears, then dancing and more dancing. And a bunch of photos around the chaos and joy.

Here's one recipe for those delectable Greek sesame biscuits known as Pasteli.

The ingredients.
2 ½ cups sesame seeds.
1 ½ cups honey - find some tasty honey, not the sugary commercial stuff.
You can also add sugar to make the bars firmer.
½ cup nuts - almonds, walnuts or pistachios, chopped a bit.
Orange Blossom or Lemon peel or lemon juice.

The basic method.
Toast the sesame seeds.
Heat the honey in a saucepan until it starts to bubble and begins to caramelise.
Add the sesame seeds and the nuts, cook until it goes golden – maybe 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, add orange blossom, pour onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Flatten or roll out to desired thickness.
Allow to cool.
Cut into diamonds.

This will make enough to share, so invite people over for afternoon tea.













































































  

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