Cook sugar, honey, tahini, poppy seeds and almonds to make a scrumptious homemade candy. Tahini, the sesame-seed paste common to Middle Eastern cooking, can be found in grocery or specialty stores.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 cups honey
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 4 cups poppy seeds
- 2 cups chopped almonds
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, honey, tahini, and poppy seeds. Stirring constantly, cook the mixture over a low heat until thick, about 30 minutes. Add the nuts and stir well.
Wet a wooden board and pour the mixture onto it. Pat down the mixture with your hands (careful its hot) or a wet spatula until the candy is about 1/2 inch thick. Let cool. Slice with a wet knife into diamond shape pieces.