Sohan Konjedi (Sohan e Konjedi) or Sesame Candy is one of the Persian candy recipes for Norooz (Iranian New Year). Happy Persian New Year!
Yield: Serves 5
- 3 1/2 tablespoons thick honey
- 150 g sugar (about 3/4 cup)
- 110 g sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground saffron
- 4 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 tablespoons boiling water
Dissolve ground saffron in 3 tablespoons of boiling water and set aside (click for How to Use Saffron).
Place the sugar, honey and oil in a saucepan; cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar melts and turns golden (avoid too much stirring).
Add solved saffron and sesame seeds; reduce the heat to medium, stir gently and continue cooking while stirring occasionally (do not let it darken too much).
Drop a small amount of the mixture on a greased aluminum foil or on a parchment paper. If it quickly solidifies, turn the heat to low. Using a teaspoon, drop small portions of the mixture on the greased aluminum foil (or parchment paper), make sure to leave enough space between them. Allow to cool. Separate Sohan Konjedi from the aluminum foil using a knife. Store covered. Serve Sohan Asali with a cup of black tea.
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