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Simsemiyeh (sesame seed candy)


Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the sugar with caramelized. Stir in the sesame seeds, cinnamon, cloves, and lemon juice, and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour the sesame mixture onto a wet, smooth work surface, or onto a greased baking sheet. Spread out to a thickness of 1-inch. Using a sharp knife, cut the mixture into diamond shapes or let it harden and then brake into chunks. Makes 30 pieces.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch of ground cloves
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