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Black Sesame Candy by theresahelmer Black Sesame Candy by theresahelmer
Black Sesame Candy ~ This is a childhood candy and I LOVE this candy so much...here is how....

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Ingredients:

2 C Sesame Seeds (regular or black)
1 C Light brown sugar
3/4 C Water
4 Tablespoons honey

Steps:

1. In a large skillet, roast sesame seeds over low heat until they start to pop. They should become fragment after 4 or 5 minutes. Remove seeds from heat and reserve.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, water and honey over low heat.
3. Stir often until sugar is melted, making sure that the syrup does not burn.
4. Remove from heat when the syrup is thick (about 5-7 minutes).
5. Immediately pour sesame seeds into syrup, mixing to combine.
6. Spread the sesame seed and syrup mixture onto a cookie sheet that is either greased or lined with parchment paper.
7. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll gently with a rolling pin to flatten the top of the candy.
8. Let candy cool about 5 minutes and then cut with a sharp knife into 1-inch squares or smaller rectangles. (Grease the knife if you are having a hard time cutting through).
9. Cool completely and enjoy or store in an airtight container.


Some Facts about Sesame Seeds:

Sesame seeds are one of the oldest condiments known to man- they were first recorded as a crop in Babylon over 4,000 years ago. It has remained a popular spice in the Middle and Near East. Its use in cooking spread through Africa and Asia and finally to other parts of the world.

Sesame oil is resistant to rancidity, so it had particular value in ancient times.



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:iconsylverphoenix:
sylverphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I love sesame candy, but I had no idea that they had black too. Does it have a different taste or is it just aesthetic? The presentation of this is lovely too!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
they taste the same. thank you very much for your kind words
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:iconmagicdoughnuts:
MagicDoughnuts Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've made this before for a school project, and it was a huge hit, and to see this as a picture is awesome!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much for sharing that with me, i am glad it was a huge hit
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:iconmagicdoughnuts:
MagicDoughnuts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. I love it!
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Sam262 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I had never eaten this candy looking at the pic an recipe I change my mind Thanks for it
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:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured here ~ [link] ~
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Eyra9 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I īve just seen this and thought that I have to try it out, it took my some time but it was soooooo delicious! I really want to thank you for the recipe. ( I also have one question, do you have a link for all the other recipes you do because I would like to try them out).
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
WOW, i am so happy you tried it, they are super delicious right? (and a very healthy snack). as far as other recipes...no, i am afraid you have to give this old lady a break, typing out a recipes isn't as easy as one think. If you want to make anything that i've posted here, use YouTube as your go-to references, that's what i do anyways.
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Eyra9 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Oh sorry of course, I forget, it must really be long and tiring to write all the recipes for the dessert. Why request was kinda foolish.
Thank you anywhy, I looked on youtube and found most of the recipe.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your understanding. Please know ALL of the food images you see here can be obtained from YouTube. Have a lovely Sunday
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Eyra9 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
(sorry Iīve made a lots of mistakes in my comment - Iīm not english- so here again)
Oh sorry of course, I forget, it must really be long and tiring to write all the recipes for the dessert. My request was kinda foolish.
Thank you anyway, I looked on youtube and found most of the recipe.
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Yasariya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Iīll totally make some of these :)

You can buy this in bio-markets (donīt know how to call it, itīs called "Reformhaus" in Germany, they sell ragional food and with bio quality...), but itīs really expensive, so making it yourself seems like a really good idea :)
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
i agree, make your own is so much better, because you can control the sweetness. A secret, i actually use 1/2 sugar-free product so it is less fattening. give it a go either way, it is a great snake.
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:iconyasariya:
Yasariya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Iīll try it the way you wrote it down and give it a try. And then I can modificate it, till itīs perfect :)
I love it, when itīs sweet, so sugar-free sounds strange to me :P
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
my apology, i don't mean sugar-free, what i meant was those sugar without calories, still sweet nevertheless...
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Yasariya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
this exists?
I just know stevia, thats something a lot sweeter than sugar and nearly without calories, but in germany itīs still somhow under testing. Some people say, it could be dangerous or something... We donīt have it at home, so your "normal" recipe will do just fine :)
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
[link], this is what i use, i do not like entirely the "artificial taste", so i use 1/4 and 3/4, or 1/2 and 1/2 ratios. it works and sort of give me this guilt-free reaction.
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:iconyasariya:
Yasariya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Iīm not sure if you can buy that here in Germany...
Iīll just try it with normal sugar this weekend, then I`ll tell you how it tasted :)
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:iconyasariya:
Yasariya Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Tried it today :)
It didnīt turn out as it should, it was too fluent. Tastes good, though, I just canīt cut it ;)
Weīll practice this syrup, then it will be better. Maybe we used too much water or cooked it not long enough... :)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
a totally striking picture of wonderful food. your genius is at work again :love:
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
And i thank you for your kind words. I was thinking about you this afternoon, wondering whatever happened to my friend (just some random though is all)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have been very busy with work I'm afraid. I have been finding small amounts of time to upload a few of my pictures but I have really found it difficult to keep up the piles of pictures for me to look through. I still have 133 stacks to go through.
I am very happy to have found your stack of wonderful pictures which are glorious as always.
I hope you are very well and are all prepared for Christmas :D:D:D
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
it is always great to hear from you, i hope you know that...i am doing well, and well on my way to wrap up the shopping business, which is always a huge load off my shoulders. Stay warm my friend, and look forward to hear from you soon again

Happy Holidays!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Holidays to you too Theresa
I am sorry I got so far behind with my comments, I did miss you
I will try to do better next year
:iconsanta-plz:
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh my friend, i know you know it goes without saying i too wish you and your family a very warm and happy holiday seasons. You are a dear man and i am so very happy that you are my friend
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SmaSimo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
this looks yummy ,, I'll definitely try it soooon :)
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:iconcomraxe:
Comraxe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you by any chance, Korean?
I had these when I was a kid as well. :D
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
No, i am not Korean
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calimer00 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I really like the composition and arrangement - thatīs food photography at itīs best! Just perfect
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Aaw, thank you so much, i am flattered
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:iconmadeau:
Madeau Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't heard of sesame candy! Definitely should try it out sometime! :D
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
i hope when you make this yummy candy, you will like it, it is truly delicious
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choshow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Am I allowed to use this recipe to make some for my Grandma for Christmas???
She is in love with these candy!!!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
only you promise you would post the photo on dA (kidding, but it's an idea)...of course you can, i hope your grandma would love it
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choshow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thankies!!!
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DeadsG1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What does it taste like? It's so dark.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ps. this jerk might have thought what i suggested was too harsh...it seems so, please don't take it as such...
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:icondeadsg1:
DeadsG1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its okay, I understood, it is probably hard to explain. Lol.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much for your understanding. i block the jerk who talked shit to me...i don't like it and i hope i did not offend you.
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DeadsG1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, you didn't. It would be hard to describe the taste of an apple if i thought about it, Lol.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
(smile)
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
what does it taste like? please don't get annoyed if i ask you what does apple taste like? it tastes like apple right?

sesame tastes like sesame. why is it so dark? because the seeds are black. May i make a suggestion, you can always Google the information. thank you
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Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome awesome awesome Theresa!!!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much
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sakura-petal631 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Nice! I've never heard of this candy before, but it sounds very yummy! :) I will have to make these some time.
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RobloxTrexman33 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Artist
looks like seweed!!!! but it looks super yummy i love seweed and candy (not mixed together)
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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snapplejuice Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Looks yummy!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much
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