Ufuta (Sesame Snaps)
Ufuta (Sesame snaps)
1 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp water
Grease a surface where you are going to put the sesame snaps, I used a counter top, you can use a sinia or a large chopping board..
On a medium heat stove, place a frying pan and add the sesame seeds to the frying pan and lightly toast the sesame seeds, turning them constantly so that they don’t burn. Toast them for a minute or two, then remove the pan and keep it aside.
Now take another pot, add the sugar and water and cook until it turns into a light brown syrup.
Then remove the syrup away from the stove and add the sesame seeds and quickly mix them with the syrup (do this step away from the stove).
Now quickly pour the mixture on a the greased surface. You can use the back of a spatula to flatten the mixture or use a rolling pin (just be sure to use quick hands as the mixture will dry fast and it will hard for you to spread the mixture once it hardens).
I used a rolling pin to spread the mixture flat to the thickness I wanted (it also helps to oil the pin so that the mixture doesn’t stick to the pin).
After flattening the mixture to whatever thickness you want, let the mixture rest for a few minutes.
After a few minutes, use a knife to cut the ufuta into shapes, at this point the ufuta should be hard.
The ufuta is now ready to be served.