Pasteli la recette du de mon oncle

Pasteli my uncle's recipe

Want to make your own Pasteli?

Here is my uncle Stathis' recipe ;) ⬇️ :

Need 2 Ingredients:
a) 1 kg of honey [ a really good one like our favourite honey from Fylladitakis is perfect ;) ].
b) 1 kg sesame seeds [preferably from kipiadi.com :) ].

1/2 cup. sugar (optional)* the less you add the softer the pasteli becomes and the healthier it is, the more you add the harder it gets and too much sugar is not good.

Zest of one lemon (optional)

* my uncle used to make me a soft pasteli without sugar and a harder one, every time I visited him :) and of course with the honey of his beekeeper neighbour....

Execution:

Place a large frying pan over high heat.
Add the sesame seeds and toast for 2-3 minutes until golden. Remove and set aside.
Place the same pan over medium/low heat this time.
Add the honey and bring it to a very low boil, no higher (125°).if you decided to make a crunchy pasteli add the sugar with the honey and bring it to a boil.
Add the sesame seeds, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
Remove from heat and add lemon zest if desired.
Pour into a 20cm round dish lined with baking parchment and spoon out evenly, using a sharp knife and a ruler to cut into pieces.
Leave to cool for 20 minutes and voilà.

The longer it cools the harder it gets.

 

Recette du Pasteli de mon oncle

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