Monday, May 10, 2010

Benne (Sesame) Brittle

Prep Time: 23 minutes
Other Time: 20 minutes
Yield: Makes about 1 lb.
1 1/4 cups benne (sesame) seeds
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Cook benne seeds in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring often, 8 minutes or until seeds begin to turn brown. Remove from skillet.

2. Cook sugar and 2 Tbsp. water in skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, 10 minutes or until sugar is melted. Quickly stir in benne seeds and vanilla. Pour onto a well-buttered baking sheet. Quickly spread to 1/8-inch thickness, using a metal spatula. Cool completely (20 minutes). Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Adapted from Charleston Receipts, Southern Living, MARCH 2010

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