Sesame Wafers

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Sesame Wafers

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Published prior to 2008

This simple-to-make, versatile recipe can be baked in all kinds of shapes.

Try any of our silicone pans, such as our Florentine pan. Reminiscent of Middle Eastern or Greek candy, wafers can be served plain or drizzled with chocolate. Or make small "candy buttons" to decorate cakes or garnish other desserts, such as ice cream, custards, parfaits, or fresh fruit with whipped cream.

1 cup (3 1/2 ounces) Sticky Bun Sugar
1 cup (5 ounces) sesame seeds
1 tablespoon honey
zest of 1 lemon or orange, optional

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a silicone Florentine pan, or line a sheet pan with a baking mat or parchment paper.

Mix the ingredients until crumbly. Drop teaspoonfuls onto the pan, allowing plenty of room for wafers to spread. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes; the wafers will be light brown around the edges, and bubbly in the middle. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then pop them out. Careful, the wafers are fragile—but even the fragments taste good! Yield: 32 small wafers.

Crisp-Chewy Nut Rounds

If you like candied nuts, you'll love these.

1 cup (3 1/2 ounces) Sticky Bun Sugar
1 1/2 cups (5 5/8 ounces) coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 (1 5/8 ounces) cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix and bake as directed above. Yield: 32 small wafers.